Ellis is a director and stage manager from Aiken, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2014 and has since worked professionally in Detroit, MI; Augusta, GA; and Roanoke. Her work spans multiple genres, but her main focus is in new works, primarily fostering female voices in the theatre. Ellis was the SETC Leighton M. Ballew Scholarship recipient for 2016 and is the chair for the 10 Minute Play Festival at SETC. She will complete her M.F.A. in playwriting at Hollins at the end of the fall 2019 term, and already holds a Certificate in New Play Directing from the Hollins Playwright’s Lab.