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Element was formed in 2005 by Ella Mesma and explores the development of latin styles for the stage and theatre using elements of contemporary and urban styles. The company is comprised of stunning professional dancers both in London and Leeds.

The company won a category of the European Salsa Champions in 2007 and has since travelled extensively performing their shows and also teaching.

Performances and master classes have taken the company to the USA (Boston, NYC), India (Chennai, Mombai, New Delhi), Cuba (Havana), Greece, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Finland.

Element specialise in salsa, samba, afro cuban and afro brazilian dance forms. They use the dances of the Orixa within their work, and try to incorporate the elements in particular of four gods: Oxum/Oya/Oxossi/Xango. These four gods also represent the four elements (Earth/Air/Fire/Water).

They also use elements of other dance styles such as waacking, house, breaking and contemporary dance alongside or within their work, as well as concepts of embodiment taken from Yoga in their teaching.


“It was fantastic to work with you and the company. You wowed the crowds with your show and then followed up with a great workshop.” Kate Scanlan, Sadler’s Wells, London

“I love what you are doing, very authentic and truthful.” Lee Knights, Editor, London Salsa

“Goddesses of the dance floor!”  Kuldip, Leeds

Previous Client List

Birmingham NEC/ National Peace Week – Trafalgar Square/ T4/ Channel 4/ London Latin Festival – O2 Arena/ Mambo City/ Scala/  Big Dance/ Franz Ferdinand/ Submotion Orchestra/ Redbull/ Sagatiba/ Havana Club/ Sadler’s Wells/ HBOS

For more information about booking Element at your next event, contact us at  info@mishmashmanagement.com or call us on 020 35423243.