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Jennifer Ellison


Jennifer Ellison is an actress, singer, dancer and businesswoman.


Jennifer rose to prominence playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera Brookside and secured her place as a household name by playing Meg Giry in her international film debut, the 2004 adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher for Warner Bros. 


Jennifer played Tracey in the British horror movie The Cottage, directed by BAFTA nominee Paul Andrew Williams, starring alongside Andy Serkis & Reece Shearsmith.


Her other TV and Film credits include: Shena Davis in Lynda La Plante’s The Commander: Abduction, Liverpool Nativity for BBC Three, Hotel Babylon for BBC1, The Verdict, New Street Law, and The Brief. Jennifer’s other many TV appearances include Dancing On Ice (semi-finallist & national tour), Hell's Kitchen (winner), With a Little Help From My Friends, as a judge on Dirty Dancing - Time of your Life, and as a frequent guest on the ITV daytime show Loose Women. Jennifer also fronts the UK version of the hit US series Dance Moms for the Lifetime channel which follows Jennifer at her very own dance school The Jennifer Ellison Fame Academy. 


As a dancer, Jennifer won English and International championships including titles at the IDTA Theatre Dance Championships for Ballet and Modern Dance, was Miss Dance of Great Britain and trained as a Royal Ballet Senior Associate.


Her other theatre credits include: Lina Lamond in Singin’ In The Rain (Palace Theatre), Paulette in Legally Blonde (UK Tour), Cora and Celia in Calendar Girls (UK Tour), Gloria in Boeing Boeing directed by Matthew Warchus (The Comedy Theatre) and Beth in The War Of The Worlds (UK Arena Tour). Pantomime includes Cinderella with Cilla Black and Les Dennis (Liverpool Empire), Wicked Queen in Snow White (Milton Keynes & Opera House, Blackpool) and Roxie Hart in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre, Cambridge Theatre, UK Tour & 10th Anniversary Gala).


For more information on Jennifer, please visit and follow her on Twitter @jelliofficial

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