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Who We Are

Who We Are
Ellie Bishop-Williams
Artistic Director and choreographer of Project Female Dance Company
Ellie Bishop-Williams
Ellie was born and raised in Brighton and studied Fashion and Business at Brighton University.

Ellie has always been an active member of the local dance community and over the past 5
years has successfully realised her vision of creating a safe space for young female dancers to develop and express themselves through dance theatre. Ellie’s unique ability to empower teenage girls is key to the success of Project Female. Her teaching style is positive and encouraging whilst ensuring the dancers achieve their full potential.
What is unique about Project Female is the way that Ellie uses contemporary/hip-hop dance fusion to portray socially relevant subject matter using an iconic artistic style which results in pieces of dance theatre which authentically reflect young women.

In 2019, Project Female’s first full length show ‘What Doesn’t Make the Cut’ achieved sell out success at the Brighton Fringe Festival resulting in a number of further performance
opportunities for the dance company including ‘StraightUp ‘19’ at the Brighton Dome Theatre and the Breakin’ Convention Tour 2020 (which was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID).
Ellie is grateful to receive ongoing support from the Arts Council, South East Dance, UnrbanFlo, Marina Studios and Thirty10 Arts.

Pip Sayers
Creative producer and performance designer
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Pip’s work with Project Female is a multifaceted role that brings together her knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by young people today, her producing skills and her creative eye for enhancing great choreography with current and contemporary costume design.

As such this partnership provides an over-arching component to the project which ensure
efficient delivery of the various aspects, an eclectic visual component to the costumes and a focus on wellbeing which runs throughout the delivery to ensure a positive experience for our young dancers.

Lilah Vamvas & Jaz Brown
Creative Assistants
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Jaz and lilah are currently completing the Marina Studios Foundation Dance Teacher Training programme and are mentored in their practical delivery of dance teaching by Ellie Bishop-Williams. Both Jaz and Lilah are members of Project Female Dance Company and are now developing their skills to take their dance careers to the next stage. Their input includes choreographing and delivering dance sessions for our younger dancers and providing input and ideas for the creation of new projects for our dance companies.