Etta trained at London Contemporary Dance School and is Associate Artistic Director of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and has performed and collaborated on many shows which include Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently Romeo and Juliet. Etta is an associate with Kneehigh Theatre and has choreographed Wild Bride, The Flying Lovers of Vibsek, 946, Dead Dog in a Suitcase and Tim Drum for Emma Rice and Mike Shepard. Etta is also an Associate of Emma Rice’s company Wise Children & she performed in and choreographed the inaugural production Wise Children (Old Vic, London).
Choreography credits include: Wuthering Heights (National Theatre/US Tour); Bagdad Café (Old Vic); Wise Children (Old Vic & UK Tour); Romantics Anonymous (Bristol Old Vic/Sam Wanamaker Theatre); Orpheus in the Underworld (English National Opera); A Clockwork Orange (Everyman & Playhouse); The Tin Drum (Kneehigh Theatre/UK Tour), Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), Le Nozze di Figaro (Holland Park Opera), The Way of the World (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Infernal Galop (Images of Dance / Sarasota Ballet), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Albery Theatre), Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Kneehigh Theatre Co. / Leicester Curve and Gielgud Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead (Chichester Festival Theatre/ Haymarket Theatre), Wild bride and Midnights Pumpkin (Kneehigh Theatre Co./ Asylum Tent Cornwall), Travesties (Birmingham Rep), Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep).
As Associate Director and Performer for AMP/New Adventures: Romeo & Juliet; Sleeping Beauty; The Midnight Bell; The Red Shoes; Romeo & Juliet; Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Original London and LA productions), Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, Nutcracker! Etta also originated roles in Nutcracker (Opera North and Sadler’s Wells), The Car Man (Old Vic), Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, West End, LA & Broadway), Highland Fling (Donmar Warehouse & UK tours); The Infernal Galop, The Percy’s of Fitzrovia, Deadly Serious and Town & Country.
TV & Film credits include Nutcracker (BBC/NVC), The Car Man (Channel 4), Cinderella (South Bank Show, ITV), Swan Lake (BBC), Late Flowering Lust (BBC), Roald Dahl’s Red Riding Hood (BBC), Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre (BBC), Storm (Aletta Collins / BBC), Swan Lake 3D (Sky Arts)
Etta is also a Founder member & dancer with Images Dance Theatre; Scottish Dance Theatre; Arc Dance Company; and created the role of Netta in This is the Picture with Aletta Collins Dance Company for Dance Umbrella.
Etta also teaches throughout the UK and abroad for dance companies and dance institutions, as well as being a freelance faculty member of the London Contemporary Dance School and Young Place.