Biography



















Born in 1983 Barcelona, Estela is an independent dance artist based in London. 
She trained at Escola de Dansa Madó and at Central School of Ballet, obtaining the Solo Seal Award and touring with Ballet Central. 
Before graduation she performed with Northern Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake and took part in the site specific performances of DV8’s The Cost of Living at the Tate Modern in London.

After working with Cannes Jeune Ballet (France 2004-06) and IT Dansa (Barcelona 2006-08), she joined Rambert Dance Company in London where she toured nationally and internationally from 2008 to 2014. 

During her time in these companies Estela has created a wide range of roles and has performed works by acclaimed choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Christopher Bruce, Nacho Duato, Carolyn Carlson, Stijn Celis, Jo Stromgren, Gustavo Ramírez, Alexander Ekman, Barak Marshall, Itzik Galili, Mark Baldwin, Javier de Frutos, Marguerite Donlon, Rafael Bonachela, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Ashley Page, Tim Rushton, Siobhan Davies, Merce Cunningham amongst others.

Since becoming a freelance artist in 2014, she has worked with Didy VeldmanShobana Jeyasighn, New Movement Collective, Renaud Wiser Dance CompanyAVA Dance Company, Patrcia Okenwa, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Goddard Nixon Project, and N'da Dance Company.


Estela was nominated outstanding dancer of the year in Dance Europe Magazine 2010.

As choreographer she has presented her own work in Spain and the UK, including creations for Rambert’s New Evening of Choreography at the Lilian Baylis Theatre (2013), The Place Resolution! 2015, British Spanish Society Gala (2015) curated by OBE Graham Watts and Valencia Dancing Forward Fundraising Gala. 
In 2016 she was commissioned by Wilton's Strike Dance Festival and Ignition Dance Festival to create two new works alongside dancer and choreographer Thomasin Gulgec. 


Estela believes in the continuous experimentation and internalisation of the body, combining sensory awareness with high physicality. Her artistic ethos strongly connects with her interest in martial arts and somatic practices.





Photography by Chantal Guevara