Ellen Gould Ventura

                                                          Principal Singer/Actor/Artistic Director

                                                        

Since 1980, Ellen Gould Ventura is a singer in many genres of music – specifically, Sefardi Mizrahi, Klezmer and Jazz.

In 1998, Ellen returned to Spain to live and research her Sefardi roots which was the inspiration for the libretto of her third work

for stage, Blood Circus, a circus genre opera. The versatile singer also has many years under her belt as a writer, director and

actor in the film, theatre, radio and television industry in Canada, the US and in Europe.


In the world of Jazz in North America, Ellen cofounded the trio, The Waverlies and also sang with Memo Acevedo, pianist, David Restivo,

the Norman Amadio Trio, Phil Dwyer and Taborah Johnson both live and on radio and televisión.


After her arrival in Spain in 1998 , she directed, produced and sang in the Spanish and Catalan version of her second work for

Stage, Self Portrait In Blue to end the Grec Festival 2001 (Civic Centre Convent de Sant Agosti, Barcelona) and more recently has

performed in myriads of Mediterranean festivals with the international bands, Tikun (Klezmer), Prana (Middle Eastern Fusion)

Wesak (Flamenco-middle Eastern fusion) and since 2004 co-founded the Sefardi-Mizrahi quintet, Mashalá with

whom she is currently principal singer and director performing in festivals, documentary films, recordings and television. She also appears as

as a guest singer with the World Strings Orchestra of Barcelona.


To add to her ample list of credits, she does voice-over work on animated feature, documentary film and television.

Since 1995, however, one of the most central elements of her life is her voice and singing practise in which she teaches elements

of Alexander movement and Feldenkrais methods, Bel Canto and the fruits of her life´s work as a vocalist-actor director.


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