Elly trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, graduating in 2011. She has performed works by Gary Lambert and has danced in Kerry Nicholls’ Ave Maris Stella at Purbeck Arts Week in 2011 and later at the Royal Festival Hall. In 2013 Elly performed in a Merce Cunningham event curated by Jeannie Steele as part of Dancing Around Duchamp at the Barbican. After her apprenticeship in 2011 Elly became a full member of Richard Alston Dance Company. She completed her MA in 2015. Elly was Dancing Times dancer of the month for October 2017.