Revolutionary Performing Arts Training Programme ‘The Art of Practice’ announcement

Sisters Grimm Founders Former Royal Ballet Ballerina and Grammy Nominated Composer and Painter Announce Revolutionary Performing Arts Training Programme ‘The Art of Practice’ Coupled with International Professional Opportunities Contributing to UAE’s Creative Industry Growth. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4th May 2021 – Pietra and Ella Theatre Production Shows UAE and Sisters Grimm was founded by …


The online press for Ella’s 50/50 auction

Sisters Grimm online press for Ella’s 50/50 auction has gone viral.   In celebration of the United Arab Emirates 50th anniversary, Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira MBE is for the first time auctioning a collection of 50 UAE landscape paintings. The paintings are a culmination of Ella’s travels across the UAE sharing personal discoveries, unearthing places which …


Sisters Grimm Announce ‘50 for 50’ Art Auction Marking the UAE’s Golden Jubilee Year and First NFT Drop

Proceeds from Sales Will Be Used to Develop Performing Arts Programme and Regional Youth Art Initiatives Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24th March 2021 – A continuation of her dedication as an artist to cross-cultural collaboration and elevating different nations on the global map, painter and Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira MBE is for the first …


Finding your best business partner – sometimes opposites attract!

Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira met in 2009 through a mutual friend. Mello-Pittman was a dancer with the Royal Ballet who had begun creating her own productions; Spira, a composer who started out writing production music at the BBC. Smart and ambitious, they bonded over their interest in collaborating with arts beyond their own particular …


‘Windows of the Mind’: Sisters Grimm launch new single and music video featuring artworks by UAE youth

Sisters Grimm, a Dubai production company founded by ballerina Pietra De Mello-Pittman and Grammy-nominated singer Ella Spira, have released a new song and music video featuring artworks by children across the UAE. It launched online on Wednesday, marking World Wildlife Day. The duo recently released their “Covid-conscious” digital initiative UAE Art in Nature, giving young people aged 5 …



Gulf News Friday Magazine Cover

Friday Lite. 21st February 2021.Sisters Grimm front cover feature. Gulf News supplement magazine: Perfect pitch. Together, Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira make Sisters Grimm, a live entertainment group that is in tune with world culture.



Sisters Grimm founders Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira awarded MBEs in the New Year Honours List 2021 For Services to International Trade and the Creative Industry

Pietra Mello-PittmanPietra Mello-Pittman and Ella SpiraElla Spira, founders of the dance/theatre production company Sisters Grimm, have been awarded MBEs for services to International Trade and the Creative Industry in the 2021 New Year Honours lists. Pietra and Ella are honoured among an incredible list of recipients. The recognition comes after an extraordinary eleven years for …


UAE National Day Sees the Release of ‘United’ – the Musical and Artistic Celebration of The Seven Emirates

Song Produced by Sisters Grimm Founders Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira and Composed by Ella Spira and DB Gad with Additional Lyrics by Don Abdullah; Features Vocals of Shamma Hamdan, Don Abdullah (Abdullah Andeezn), Maydan Hamza and DB Gad Dubai, United Arab Emirates, – ‘United’ will be released on 2nd December, UAE National Day, paying tribute …