Facilitator & Design Lead
Ellen is an Applied Theatre and Creative ESOL facilitator who delivers drama workshops for arts organisations and charities across London, including the Kiln Theatre, Attic Theatre Company, and Tender. She has worked extensively with young refugees and asylum seekers, EAL students, and children in the care system, and is passionate about using arts and languages to support young people from all backgrounds to develop their confidence, wellbeing, and self-expression through creative learning.
She has delivered participatory arts projects in a wide range of settings, from schools and theatres, to an NHS hospital ward and a children’s home. She has an MA in Applied Theatre and a BA (Hons) in Spanish, and she has facilitated bilingual arts and education projects in the UK, USA, and Chile. Ellen is also a Widening Participation Officer at King’s College London, working to ensure that students from underrepresented backgrounds, such as forced migrants and care-experienced young people, can progress to university.
At Springboard, Ellen is a Facilitator and Design Lead, co-delivering the Saturday programme and designing an illustrated ESOL workbook for each curriculum arc. As a member of the Curriculum Team, she co-edits the Saturday curriculum and co-designs the summer and half-term programmes. Ellen loves the space that Springboard creates for young people to thrive, and the creativity, humour, and determination the participants bring to the programme.