Ellen Nowak Ní Cheallaigh

Ellen Nowak-Ní-Cheallaigh started ballet with Clare Connolly Dance when she was 6 years old. She danced with Clare until the age of 16 years old having reached Grade 5. She performed in a number of shows with Clare, she had a solos, duet, and group dances. 

In 2022 she auditioned and joined Monica Loughman Elite Ballet on the advice of choreographer Justine Doswell, she has performed in Monica’s Christmas show in 2022 the nutcracker. 

Ellen started dancing with DYDC in 2021 in the junior group, in 2022 she was offered a place in the transition group. In 2023 she was offered a place in the senior group. She is now dancing with the senior group.  

Ellen performed in Glasgow in July 2023 as a part of the seniors group piece "My Mind Is Over The Matter".

Ellen has performed with DYDC at Irish youth dance festival, Kaleidoscope, Unanimous (Belfast), DYDC winter gala, Laois festival etc. 

Ellen is a member of Dance Ireland under the prep professional category. 

“My life wouldn’t be a life without dance” Ellen aged 9 . 

“Dance is my life” Ellen aged 17.