Born and raised in Zagreb, now living in Paris, Ella is one of the best-known salsa instructors and dancers. She made her first dance steps early in childhood and for the last 15 years she has been dancing salsa intensively. From an early age, she was active in dance and sports: ballet, folklore and various martial arts.
In 2000, she decided to focus on sport dancing. She trained hard for 6 years and succeded to raise her dance knowledge and talent on a professional level. She got several first-place medals with her partner at national and international competitions.
In 2005, she got acquainted with salsa at one of the salsa parties in Zagreb. That is how her Salsa journey started! After refining her dancing skills with some of the most respected international trainers, she started teaching, sharing her passion and awakened her desire for dancing salsa professionally. Her salsa journey has been diverse and enriching!
In 2005, she was member of the dance team "Solmelia", showcasing latin, salsa, cabaret and jazz dance. She collaborated with the musical group “Cubismo” and was part of their summer tour as a dance performer. She worked with the renowned singer “Ricardo Lucque” on some of the most important events (Dora the 2009th, the promotion of the album"Emotionality" 2009, Filharmonica 2010).
In 2009, she performed at “Antonija Sola” video clip "Zvijezdo" and danced on the TV show "Ples sa zvijezdama" (the Croatian version of Dancing with the stars). She also performed with the group U-tribe, well known international dancers, at the Croatian Summer Salsa Festival.
In 2012, she became part of "Las Caras Lindas", the first ladies salsa group that brought together some of the best Croatian female dancers. She travelled with them around Europe and took part at the numerous salsa events as a teacher and a performer. After all these years of hard training, teaching and performing, she had the opportunity to become the dance partner of the world-known artist Mouaze Konate.