Ella Rose picked up her swords after her emersion from the dark valleys of the shadows, tortures and taboos inside the western cultural perceptions surrounding mental health crisis — shadows born from a systemically disempowered, disconnected race. Recognising the sword as an ally of her inner world, she claimed  her swords for support in her outer world. Ikaiou Raven is the name of the sword dancer within her. Drawing on her love of, and training in, dance and sword arts, she seeks to connect with Ikaiou’s audience and go deep within what is unnamed, unformed, unwavering and undisturbed.