nila aalia - ella

Nila's origins and journeys have exposed her to an eclectic mix of cultural heritages. She has spent a lifetime journeying between eastern and western cultural frames of reference. Born in Africa of Indian/African decent, she grew up in England. University education took her to Germany (BA English & American Lit) and the USA where she received her MFA in acting. Nila’s acting credits include: Bombay Dreams, Spooks, If Drugs Were Legal, Life isn‘t all ha-ha, hee-hee, Taggart, Casualty, A Touch of Frost, Doctors, Bike Squad and Outnumbered. She is currently to be seen in Hollyoaks playing Bel Roy.

Apart from acting, Nila’s great passion is the human brain and the magic of creative process. She regularly gives workshops and courses in Europe using Synapsing®, a self developed approach to the performing arts that celebrates the fascinating dynamics of the creative body-mind. One of her favourite quotes is from the Sufi poet Rumi: “Beyond all ideas of right and wrong, there is a field… - I’ll meet you there.”