• Elly wearing a black shirt against a brick wall facing the camera. colour photo
  • Elly with south african school children in huddle photo. colour photo
  • elly holding mic stand for student who is singing. photo in clolou
  • ellie with performer student smiling with finger pointing. colour photo

ELLY MATSUMOTO
Artist in Residence

Elly is a Japanese performer, street dancer, singer and teacher. Elly started Hip-Hop dancing when she was 17 years old and found an instant love for the style. In 2012, her dance crew performed at the “Legend Tokyo East”, the largest Hip-Hop competition in Japan and were award winning competitors.

After she graduated from high school, Elly moved to California and joined the ‘The Young Americans’ Performance Company. Elly completed the Music Outreach Certificate, where she studied stagecraft, music theory, touring production skills, health and safety, leadership, personal development and teaching methodologies. Following the completion of her study she then began touring with The Young Americans.

Elly has performed in over 300 shows, travelling nationally through the United States, and internationally to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and South Africa. On her Outreach Tours Elly has worked within The Juvenile Justice Systems, Orphanages and with refugees, people with disability and within low socioeconomic communities, giving her a vast experience in education and performance learning.

Elly is passionate about making a difference, and making people smile. She strongly believes in the positive impact music and arts can have for people and society.

Elly is joining the Murmur team as an Artist in Residence on a three-month mentorship. During this time she will work closely with Sarah-Vyne and Dan and will also be interning as a Company Assistant for Days Like These and Ripple Effect.

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