Estela was born in Barcelona 1983 and is an independent dance performer, teacher and choreographer based in London.

 

She began dancing at her local dance school Escola de Dansa Madó before moving to the UK in 2001 to continue her training at Central School of Ballet. After graduation she worked with Cannes Jeune Ballet Rosella HIghtower under (France 2004-2006) and IT Dansa (Barcelona 2006-2008) before joining Rambert touring internationally from 2008 to 2014.

 

During her time in these companies she created a wide range of roles and performed works by acclaimed choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, Christopher Bruce, Carolyn Carlson, Ohad Naharin, merce Cunnigham, Stijn Celis, Jo Stromgren, Gustavo Ramirez, Itzik Galili, Javier de Frutos, Alexander Ekman, Rafael Bonachela, Barak Marshall, Siobhan Davies, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Ashley Page, Tim Rushton, Marguerite Donlon amongs many others.    

Since 2014 she continues to collaborate independently with a variety of artists and dance companies as a performer and/or assistant director. These include Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Humanoove/Didy Veldman, La Veronal/Marcos Morau, Russell Maliphant, Patricia Okenwa, New Movement Collective, AVA Dance Company/Avatara Ayuso, OJO Collective, Renaud Wiser Dance Company, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Hubert Essakow, Goddard|Nixon Project, Miguel Altunaga, Dane Hurst, Mbulelo Ndabeni|N'da Dance Company, Ariadna Montfort.

 

​She was one of the 25 dancers who performed in Night of 100 Solos at the Barbican Theatre London in April 2019. This unique event was celebrated the centenary anniversary of American choreographer Merce Cunningham.

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Estela has presented her own choreographic work in Spain and the UK in theatres Dance East, Pavillion Dance South West, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Rose Theatre Kingston, The Place, Lilian Baylis Theatre - Sadler's Wells, Palau d'Esports Barcelona, Teatre de la Rambleta, Valencia.

In 2017 she was appointed Associate Artist by Swindon Dance together with fellow dancer and martial artist Thomasin Gulgec whom she has been collaborating since 2013.

Her research and movement practice are influenced by an ongoing interest in internal martial arts and somatic methods. Thanks to the support of Dancers Career Development Estela is currently studying the Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Programe at Instituto Feldenkrais Barcelona International II under the direction of Phd Mara Fusero and Patricio Simon.