Oxford based stage designer Ellen Nabarro received an award from the Exuberant Trust to help fund her design work for the Commedia Ballet which premiered in 2011.

Photograph by Bill Cooper shows Commedia dancers Jack Jones, Katherine Kingston, Diamaid O’Meara, David Horn, Caroline Crawley and Bethany Elliott.

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Ellen Nabarro

Ellen Nabarro (née Stewart) graduated in Theatre Design from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2008, where she received The Principal’s Award.

Ellen was the stage designer for the ballet Commedia ballet and she drew inspiration for the costumes and stage setting from the paintings by Claude Harrison (likened to the Commedia dell'arte, of Italian 16th Century origin), as envisaged by Sebastian Graham-Jones.

At the Showcase there will be a viewing of a short film showing extracts of the ballet Commedia, made by Exuberant Trust award-holder Finn Burrows.

Ellen has worked on many productions, as listed below.

Theatre design includes:

Assistant and Associate design includes:

Television includes:

Film includes:

10th Anniversary Showcase Performers - 22nd September 2013, Pegasus Theatre, Oxford.