Dancer, actor and film producer David Ellington is recognisable across the country for his multiple television appearances, including his ground-breaking in-vision signer role for the Channel 4 Rio 2016 Paralympic Games trailer. He has performed in multiple productions with Graeae, won best actor for his performance in DEF at the ‘Deaf Oscars’ Award Ceremony, and was also part of the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony. David is profoundly Deaf and a British Sign language user, who since being in Extraordinary Bodies has developed aerial circus skills to add to his bag of tricks.
“I am proud to be part of such a diverse cast, representative of society. Regardless of disability, class, race, age or sexual identification, we all bring unique talent to the stage. It’s so exciting being part of a company that is so willing to learn and share in order to break down the stigma of deaf and disabled artists. It is really beneficial to ask ourselves ‘What Am I Worth? In order to understand how valuable and respectable we are in today’s society.”