Ellie Clark is an actress, collaborator and teaching artist currently residing in Atlanta, GA. She has performed extensively throughout parts of the North East and on the East Coast including stages in Manhattan, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, and across the pond in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Some of her favorite portrayals include Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra, Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Marie in Marie Antoinette, Anna in Burn This, Sheila in A Chorus Line, and Emma in Stupid Fucking Bird.
Ellie obtained her Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio University’s Professional Actor Training Program. Her graduate training included the Meisner Technique (full progression), Shakespeare & Styles work, Fitzmaurice voice work, Knight-Thompson speech work, the Chekov Technique, Acting for the Camera, Stage Combat (passed in 3 weapons), and movement training including Suzuki & Viewpoints, Laban Movement Analysis, Authentic Movement, Bartenieff Fundamentals and the Rasaboxes. She has trained extensively with the SITI Company over the past 20 years in Viewpoints, Suzuki and Composition participating in workshops, drop-in classes, and she attended their Skidmore Summer Intensive.
Ellie’s work as a teaching artist primarily focuses on acting and physical actor training for the stage. She currently acts as the Movement Specialist for Kentucky’s Governor School for the Arts and does private coaching through Actors Room Atlanta. She has taught collegiately at Ohio University and Transylvania University and she taught advanced acting for film in Atlanta with Studio 27 Model & Talent Agency. She was the Education Director and Associate Producer for Woodford Theatre in Versailles, KY from 2013-2015 and also taught with Kentucky Conservatory Theatre, which she co-founded, for eight years.
An entrepreneur at heart, Ellie has collaborated in the co-founding of multiple projects.
She is the co-founder of the arts-meets-activism initiative Voices Amplified. Upon moving to Atlanta, she and her partner created the audition taping & coaching service, Actors Room Atlanta. She is also co-founder of the ensemble-based theatre company, Project SEE Theatre. And last, but certainly not least, she co-founded the training ground for central Kentucky high schoolers, Kentucky Shakespeare Institute (founding name Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory), which was the educational counterpart of the Lexington Shakespeare Festival for its 8 years of existence.
Ellie is co-founder of Voices Amplified (formerly known as The Girl Project). Voices Amplified is an arts activism initiative that generates places of story, cranking up the volume on under-represented and mis-represented voices in dominant culture. Creating space through the mediums of theatre performance and podcasting, we bring people together into a shared and intimate space to embrace difficult and challenging questions, celebrate unique journeys, and learn how to overcome personal and collective obstacles as we pave a path for change. Voices Amplified projects include the podcast Voices Amp'd, The Girl Project, The Girl Project: Next Generation, and Voices HEaRd. The Girl Project is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants and multiple grants from the United Way of the Bluegrass, Toyota of Kentucky and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Visit the website at www.VoicesAmplified.net.
Ellie’s other activist endeavors include the creation and development of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Ohio University in her final year as a Masters candidate. Throughout her Masters candidacy she also assisted in developing, and participated in workshops with, The Creative Solutions Alliance which was developed to respond to racism and sexism in a clinical setting and the university classroom. She also participated in the creation and development of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. She was invited to act as a panelist for Activism Beyond Gender at the South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC) and has acted as a grant reviewer for Kentucky Foundation for Women.