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Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison is an award-winning dancer who has held North West, English and World International championship titles. Her dance background landed her the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago on London’s West End in 2004. Other theatre credits include: Legally Blonde, Gloria in Boeing, Boeing at the Comedy Theatre, Vagina Monologues National Tour, Cinderella at the Liverpool Empire, Beth in the War of the Worlds arena tour 2009, Calendar Girls National Tour and Lina Lamont in Singin’ In The Rain. She also starred as Emily Shadwick in Brookside for five years.

She is married to boxer Robbie Tickle, who also features in the new series of Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison, and together they have three sons Bobby, Harry and Charlie.

Jennifer Lesley Ellison was born 30th of May 1983 in Liverpool, England. She is married to boxer Robbie Tickle, she has 3 sons Bobby, Harry and Charlie.

Jennifer has studied dance from the age of 3, she then went on to the Elizabeth Hill School of Dancing in St Helens. She has won several major competitions and has achieved examination passes with the Royal Academy of Dance and also the International Dance Teachers Association.

She has won Ballet and Modern Dance titles at the IDTA Theatre Dance Championships in 1996 and 1997 and was also awarded the Carl Alan Award for Ballet in 1998.

In Jennifer’s early career she chose to pursue dance, but then later started a career in acting.

In 1998, Jenifer was offered a role in the soap opera Brookside for the part of Emily Shadwick, she played this part until 2003.

After her success on television Jennifer pursued a pop career and released 2 singles, “Baby I Don’t Care” this reached number 6 in the UK Charts and “Bye Bye Boy” reached number 8. She then returned to the stage to pursue musicals.

In 2004 Jennifer had a run in the West End Theatre version of the musical ‘Chicago’ at the Adelphi Theatre, she returned again in 2006 to play the lead role of ‘Roxy Heart’ at the Cambridge Theatre then went on to tour the UK with it.

Jennifer’s appearances in Chicago lead her onto many other West End and UK Musical Theatre Tours:
- Roxy Hart in Chicago (West End & UK Tour)
- Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre, West End)
- Celia in Calendar Girls (UK Tour)
- Cinderella in Cinderella (Liverpool Empire Theatre)
- Beth in War of the Worlds (UK Arena Tour)
- Cora in Calendar Girls (UK Tour)
- Polly in Robinson Crusoe (Regent Theatre Stoke-On-Trent)
- Paulette in Legally Blonde (UK Tour)
- Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Churchill Theatre Bromley)
- Lina Lamont in Singin' In The Rain (Palace Theatre, West End)

FILM
In 2004, Jennifer made her International Film debut as Meg Giry in the film version of Phantom Of The Opera. She also starred in the English horror film The Cottage in 2008.

OTHER TV WORK
2003 – Travel documentary Jennifer Ellison Does Thailand. 2004 – Hell’s Kitchen – Winner
2005 – Charity programme, With A Little Help From My Friends
2007 – Appeared as a judge on Dirty Dancing – Time Of Your Life
Other TV credits include The Brief, Hotel Babylon, New Street Law, and The Commander.

DANCE TITLES AND AWARDS
Date/Dance Type/Organisation/Role, Certificate, Award
April 1993 / Modern Dance / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the Worlds International Championships Modern - Under 10 yrs
April 1993 / Ballet / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the Worlds International Championships Ballet - Under 10 yrs
May 1994 / Modern / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the Worlds International Championships Modern - Junior
May 1994 / Ballet / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the Worlds International Championships Ballet - Junior
April, July 94 / Modern Dance / Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing / Janet Cram Awards - Modern Dance, Junior Class – Overall Winner – Outstanding Class Prize
March 1995 / Modern / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the Worlds International Championships Modern - Senior
May 1995 / Ballet / Royal Academy of Dancing / Honours Pre-elementary Examination
July 1995 / Ballet / The All England Dance National Finals Awards / 1st Place Ballet
July 1995 / Song and Dance / The All England Dance National Finals Awards / 1st Place Vocal
July 1995 / Modern / The All England Dance National Finals Awards / 1st Place Modern
July 95 / Ballet / Yorkshire Ballet Seminars /Frederick Franklyn Scholarship
October 2005 / Ballet / Royal Academy of Dancing / Royal Academy of Dancing Invited to demonstrate the Pre-Elementary Syllabus Video which is on sale throughout the world
April, July 96 / Modern Dance / Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing / Janet Cram Awards - Modern Dance, Senior Class – Overall Winner – Outstanding Class Prize
July 96 / Ballet / Yorkshire Ballet Seminars / Dame Alicia Markova Scholarship
November 96 / Modern / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the English Championships - Modern Dance - Junior
November 96 / Ballet / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the English Championships - Ballet - Junior
April, July 97 / Modern Dance / Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing / Janet Cram Awards - Modern Dance, Premier Class – Overall Winner – Outstanding Class Prize
October 97 / Ballet / National Youth Ballet of Great Britain / Cinderella - Choreography: Wayne Sleep
November 97 / Ballet / National Youth Ballet of Great Britain / Cinderella - Choreography: Wayne Sleep
November 97 / Ballet / National Youth Ballet of Great Britain / Performance In Honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne - Cinderella - Choreography: Wayne Sleep
November 97 / Ballet / Stage Dance Council International / Winner of the English Championships - Ballet - Senior
January 1999 / Dance / Stage Dance Council International / Carl Alan Award for Outstanding Achievements in Dance

OTHER DANCE EXAMINATIONS
1990 – 1997 - Ballet - Royal Academy of Dancing
Pre-Primary – Pass Distinction
Primary - Pass Distinction
Grade 1 - Pass Distinction
Grade 2 - Pass Distinction
Grade 3 - Pass Distinction
Grade 4 - Pass Distinction
Grade 5 - Pass Distinction
Grade 6 - Pass Distinction
Pre Elementary – Honours
Elementary - Honours
1990 – 1997 – Modern Dance - Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing
Grade 1 - Pass Distinction
Grade 2 - Pass Distinction
Grade 3 - Pass Distinction
Grade 4 - Pass Distinction
Grade 5 - Pass Distinction
Grade 6 - Pass Distinction
1990 – 1997 – Tap - Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing
Grade 1 - Pass Distinction
Grade 2 - Pass Distinction
Grade 3 - Pass Distinction
Grade 4 - Pass Distinction
Grade 5 - Pass Distinction
Grade 6 - Pass Distinction
1990 – 1997 – Jazz - Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Gold Star