#FriendsFriday 35 - Ellen Turner

How are you/have you been involved with Casson & Friends?

I've been working with Casson & Friends for a few years on the The Dance WE Made, getting together in 2015 for the The Dance LEEDS Made. It was a mass pparticipation dance working with a huge variety of different people with all exciting relationships with dance. We worked for a full week, creating dances based on the dance we made then performed in Trinity shopping centre in Leeds. I have since then, continued performing in The Dance We Made all over: Kings cross train station, Birmingham, & Middlesborough to name a few.

What do you love about dance?

I love how it makes me feel: completely free, yet still able to express how I'm feeling inside. I actually find dancing and moving a much easier way of communicating...I also find it incredibly inspiring.

What song always makes you dance?

Mumford and Sons. I particularly like Hopeless wanderer as it reminds me of when I went to New Zealand and was wandering & prancing around in the countryside. 

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What else are you working on at the moment?

My sisters & I own our own dance company, Turn Around Dance Theatre and we are currently in the process of creating a new family friendly aerial circus and dance outdoor show: 'The Thief, the Fox & the Phoenix.' which will be previewing in mid September.

Find out more about Turn Around here, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ellen in The Dance LEEDS Made (Brian Slater)

Ellen in The Dance LEEDS Made (Brian Slater)

Ellen Rocking Out by Nicola Selby Photography

Ellen Rocking Out by Nicola Selby Photography

Ellen making dances at Birmingham Mela!