The Founders and directors are ex-Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman and Grammy nominated composer Ella Spira. Both had successful careers working in theatre, film and TV. They have been working together for 10 years, know the entertainment industry inside out and have a world class creative network and advisory team.

In 2009 we had a vision to create a theatre company that broke all the rules… Sisters Grimm was born.   We select cultures that we feel can have their story told in a different way, Ella composes the music in collaboration with national treasures such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Olodum. We then pull the creative team together to bring the show to life.

Our shows are a meeting of cultures, bringing together diverse groups of people, diverse disciplines and diverse audiences in one space.



directors & Board

Ella and Pietra are the directors with a strong network connecting them to international markets. They have tour bookers and partners in each territory and their board is made up of creative industry, entertainment and business leaders.
See below.


Alistair Gosling Founder and CEO of Extreme, is an entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years experience in media, marketing, licensing and real estate development.  He launched the Extreme Sports Channel brand in over 60 countries. Alistair is on the advisory board of Qiddiya, the sports, entertainment and cultural destination being developed in Saudi Arabia.


Arlene Phillips CBE is now a household name and has choreographed hit West End and Broadway musicals like Starlight Express and was a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.


Colleen Jennings-Roggensack is Executive director of one of the top touring Broadway venues in America, ASU Gammage. She is an award-winning leader in the arts-presenting world and a Tony voter.


Mark Wagman is a Director of talent and was part of the BAFTA winning team behind Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.   More recently, Mark oversaw the talent for HRH The Prince of Wales’s 70th Birthday celebration.


Roy Luxford is currently the Planning and Operations Director at the Edinburgh International Festival, has run three of the UK’s most prominent production companies, has worked on many international productions and has collaborated with leading London and international venues.


Stephen Kane is the owner and founder of Stephen Kane & Company, a specialist advisor to the retail and leisure sectors, advising on the occupation and ownership of commercial real estate throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.  He also is a Non-Executive Director of Brooks Brothers UK Ltd and Furla UK Ltd. Stephen is also a Governor, Trustee and Director of The Central School of ballet.