Directing credits include: Anna Karenina, The Rolling Stone (Manchester Royal Exchange); Idomeneus (Gate Theatre); Spring Awakening (RWCMD/Gate); Glitterland (Lyric); Henry the Fifth, Nutcracker, Not Now Bernard, and Antigone/Philoctetes (Unicorn Theatre); Telling Tales (Almeida Theatre); Ivan and the Dogs (ATC/Soho Theatre/Rustaveli Theatre - nominated for an Olivier Award 2011); A Kind of Alaska (JMK Award Runner Up/BAC).
Ellen was formerly a Director in Secret Theatre at the Lyric, Associate Director at the Gate (2012-13) and Associate Artist at ATC (2009-11). She trained as an assistant to Katie Mitchell, Marianne Elliott, and Bijan Sheibani, and was Director in Residence at the NT Studio 2009. She received an Arts Council International Development Award 2012, and the Runner Up Prize for the JMK Award 2008. She is currently an Associate Artist at the Gate Theatre.