Our team

Ellen Jordan

Ellen began playing gamelan at the University of York in 2008 and has over eight years of experience leading gamelan workshops in community settings, schools and in pupil referral units. Through co-founding the York Community Gamelan, she has led workshops for pre-school children, collaborated with accessible arts organisations and developed a residency project at a homeless day centre in York. Ellen has artistically directed a variety of inter-disciplinary, culturally-informed performances, including a contemporary wayang (shadow puppetry show) and numerous performances combining traditional and contemporary dance, visual projections, poetry, recorded sounds and gamelan compositions. She performs regularly with Asada Duo, Southbank Gamelan Players, and Sekar Enggal, and is passionate about using the arts as a tool for individual and social change.