Ella-Rose is a founding dancer of Co3. Graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) in 2009, she was awarded the Hawaiian Award for Most Outstanding Graduate. In 2010 Ella-Rose was a member of LINK Dance Company under Artistic Director Michael Whaites.
As an independent artist Ella-Rose has developed and performed works by Laura Boynes, Shona Erskine, Emma Fishwick, Storm Helmore, Yilin Kong, Jenni Large, Paea Leach, Rhiannon Newton, Jo Pollitt, Sue Peacock, Cadi McCarthy, Tyrone Robinson, Aimee Smith and Isabella Stone.
In 2012 and 2013 Ella-Rose was a member of Buzz Dance Theatre, performing in works by Cadi McCarthy and Laura Boynes and delivering community, youth and education programs throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Western Australia.
In 2013, alongside collaborator Isabella Stone, Ella-Rose undertook an IETM facilitated exchange with the JoJo Dance Centre in Oulu, Finland and in 2015 was the recipient of the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Young People and the Arts Fellowship. Ella-Rose regularly teaches for LINK Dance Company, STRUT Dance and WAAPA.
Since joining Co3 Ella-Rose has performed in Co3’s seasons of re:Loaded (2015 & 2016), Paper, Scissors, Rocket! (UnKempt Dance, 2016 & 2017) and Raewyn Hill’s THE ZONE (2017).
In 2017, Ella-Rose took up the role of Co3’s Associate Artist which sees her performing in main stage productions, leading the Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble and delivering the education program throughout primary and secondary schools in WA.
Ella-Rose will perform in WA Dance Makers Project in September, performing works by Chrissie Parrott and Unkempt Dance.
“More established performers in Associate Artist Ella-Rose Trew and Guest Artist Andrew Searle demonstrate their capabilities with leading roles in small groups, holding attention with their personal presence as well as controlled physicality.”
“One dancer (Ella-Rose Trew) plies deeply and widely, arms reaching and body circling as though stirring a giant pot of emotion.”