Ricardo Ella was born on 25 August 1958 in Sipocot, Camarines Sur. He was a dancer.
He studied dance with Vella Damian in 1977 and he also trained with William Morgan. He then joined Dance Concert Company taking soloist parts and he occasionally guested with Dance Theater Philippines. After training with Morgan, he earned a scholarship to the Australian Ballet School of Melbourne in 1981.
After graduating, he danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet from 1985 to 1987. He joined the Australian ballet in 1978, and in 1989 he guested for the Ballet Philippines gala. In 1990, he danced with Philippine Ballet Theater and the Australian Stars of Ballet.
Listed below are some of his performances.
- Swan Lake
- The Three Musketeers
- La Sylphide
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Villaruz, B.E.S. "Altar". In CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 5, 204. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
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