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Jennifer Ellison - Biography

Jennifer Lesley Ellison was born 30th of May 1983 in Liverpool, England. She is married to boxer Robbie Tickle, she has 2 sons Bobby and Harry and is soon due to be expecting her third child.

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