A Grammy-nominated composer hailing from Gloucester has been awarded an MBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List.
Ella’s British parents are fine artists, her father was Senior Lecturer at the University of Arts in Cheltenham and her grandfather Emile Spira, was a jewish refugee from Poland, a pianist and composer.
At 16 Ella started writing music for short films. Her professional career within the entertainment industry began when alongside writing, she chose to leave school in favour of employment by the BBC at age 17.
As a composer she has worked for the BBC, BAFTA, the Royal Ballet, Arakan Creative and Universal Music with Steve Smart & Westfunk.
In 2014 Sisters Grimm premiered their ﬁrst full-length musical dance production, “INALA”, meaning abundance of goodwill in Zulu, with Grammy award winning, South African legends, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, current and former dancers of the Royal Ballet & Rambert.
The following year, they premiered INALA at the Chekhov Festival in Moscow, receiving standing ovations. Sisters Grimm became a client of United Kingdom Trade and Industry and were proud to become part of Downing Street’s GREAT Campaign showcasing the best of the UK, representing Creativity is GREAT.