Ellie studied Ballet and Tap Dancing at the school from age 3. She progressed through the grades doing well in all her exams and she also assisted with the Primary Ballet class for over a year before leaving at 18.
She then went on to study English Literature and Drama at Leeds University and then completed her PGCE to teach in secondary schools. She now works at the Leeds City Academy teaching English and performing arts for 11-16 year olds. This includes musical theatre and dance, where she works on learning dance routines from musicals such as West Side Story, Hairspray and The Lion King.