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Eleanor Buruke is a London-based director and choreographer. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Green Opera, a company with a vision for making music and drama in a way that is environmentally sustainable. A trained ballet and contemporary dancer, Eleanor is undertaking a BADC course in stage combat and expanding her work to include fight and intimacy choreography. 


Eleanor read English at Trinity College, Cambridge where she was a choral and academic scholar and directed several productions for the Cambridge University Opera Society. Eleanor recently directed Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for Opera Kensington; and is currently working on a double-bill of Menotti’s The Boy Who Grew Too Fast and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi for Southgate Youth Opera.




Eleanor has also worked professionally as an Assistant Director for Stuart Barker on Rossini’s La Cenerentola (British Youth Opera) and Daisy Evans on Puccini’s La Bohème (Hampstead Garden Opera). She has also assisted on and observed several productions as part of the Arcola's Grimeborn Festival including Scott Joplin's Treemonisha (Spectra Ensemble), and Julia Burbach's staging of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Most recently she assisted James Hurley on his production of Massenet's Chérubin (Royal Academy Opera). 




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