VDT 2016 Ella Mesma Mentoring

In 2015/16 Charlotte mentored dancer / choreographer Ella Mesma as part of via ADAD’s Trailblazers Mentoring scheme and The BENCH Mentoring Programme, supporting the research phase of her new trio Ladylike.

Wonder-woman? Wild woman? Wicked-witch? Ladylike is a celebration of the female, speaking out against violence and asking questions about femininity.

Ladylike explores sisterhood, sanity and sexuality through the medium of Latin Dance Theatre and Breaking.

This piece toured from September 2016. The research phase was supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and supported by Yorkshire Dance through its sketch programme for dance makers with a commitment to working in Yorkshire and the North of England. Mentoring and additional direction from Charlotte Vincent was supported through The BENCH.

‘Thank you so much for supporting her professional development journey to create excellent choreographic work in the field of her choice. This support is very helpful to the artists and means a lot to our work too.’
Director of ADAD, Mercy Nabirye


Watch Ella talking about being mentored by Charlotte here