Eleanor trained at Mountview and the National Theatre Studio, and is a former Staff Director at the National Theatre.
As a Director for Snapdragon her productions include Toast by Richard Bean (London, UK Tour and 59e59 New York), Teddy by Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine which won the 2016 Off West End Award for Best New Musical (Southwark Playhouse), When We Were Women by Sharman Macdonald (Orange Tree Theatre), Thark by Ben Travers (Park Theatre), two sell-out runs of Generous, the London premiere of The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, and A Life by Hugh Leonard (all Finborough Theatre).
Other directing includes the world premiere of Boudica by Tristan Bernays for the Globe Theatre, Frankenstein (The Watermill and Wilton’s Music Hall), Beauty and The Beast (Watford Palace), Terroism (The Bush Theatre), The Gypsy Thread (National Theatre Studio), The Error of Their Ways (Cockpit Theatre), A Number (Camden People’s Theatre) and This Lime Tree Bower (Edinburgh Festival). Her international work includes the World Premiere of the musical For All That for Centerstage Theater, Seattle.
In 2017 Eleanor became an Associate Artist for Hightide.