Ellen Finlay is a London-based Contemporary Dance Artist. Originally from Dublin and trained at Trinity Laban, Ellen has a wide range of interests and experience within the arts world, including teaching, choreography and performance. She has performed and presented her own work across London in venues such as Southwark Platform and the Artworks Elephant. Ellen is interested in politically motivated work that provokes conversation and engages audiences. She is currently working with Immersive Theatre Company “Gingerline” as a dancer for their latest work, “The Grand Expedition.’



Bandyman’s Land

Bandyman’s Land is Ellen Finlay’s latest work, created in collaboration with and performed by Ciara Lynch. Bandyman’s Land is a solo that explores of bodily autonomy through movement and text, and is fearlessly performed by the talented Ciara Lynch. It is inspired by the many Irish women who have pursed the right to ownership of their own bodies, and who are still doing so.   It was first premiered in its early stages at The Unapologetic Feminist Festival in London in December 2016. The work has since benefited from two weeks of residency space through the Brook Dance programme in Shawbrook, Ireland, under the mentorship of Marguerite Donlon and Anica Louw.  


Below is a trailer created by Anica Louw of the performance on Shawbrook Forest Stage. Many thanks to Shawbrook for their continued support.






Joining EMDT!

I am SO excited to announce that I will be joining Emily May Dance Theatre as part of the cast for “MANufactured”, which is being performed at the Society for Dance Research’s “Dance in the Age of Forgetfulness” conference in April 2018.  Emily is a good friend of mine and I have seen her choreographic …


If you wish to get in contact with Ellen regarding teaching, choreography or performance opportunities, or any questions about her current practice, please get in touch!

Contact:  ellenfinly@gmail.com