Yuki Ellias is a performer, director and a corporate coach. She trained at the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris and is a trained pedagogue from the London International School of Performing Arts. As an actress she has performed in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Italy and India. She played the role of ‘Hermia’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Supple and has performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company festival in Stratford-upon-Avon, at The Roundhouse in London, Theatre Romano in Verona and at the Sydney Theatre Company. She was the movement director for UK’s leading opera company, Opera North’s and handled the production of Mozart’s Magic Flute in 2007. Her debut feature film ‘Love You To Death’, as co-writer and actress won an Audience Choice Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival in 2012.
She made her directorial debut in 2015 with a sci-fi comedy called ‘Charge’. This year she has created three shows: ‘Dying to Succeed’, a one-woman solo comedy show on Shakespeare’s characters in today’s corporate world; ‘Yatagarasu’, a dance and theatre show on growing up stories; and ‘Elephant in the Room’ a solo on a boy with the head of a pachyderm.
She is the founder of Dur Se Brothers – which produced ‘Charge’, ‘Dying to Succeed’, and co-produced of ‘Yatagarasu’ & ‘It’s Not Waht You Tihnk’. Yuki is also a convenor and instructor at Drama School, Mumbai.