After graduating Cambridge University with a first class degree in Social and Political Sciences, Bella applied to the University of California, Los Angeles and got a place on their Professional Writing Program. She packed her bags and off she went to Los Angles on her adventure.
Landing jobs with HBO, BAFTA L.A. Geffen Theatre and the then Time Warner Audio (now Hachette) helped her deepen her knowledge and understanding of how stories work and how to help people successfully tell their stories. Whilst there she also won the Hummel Scholarship in music production for film.
On her return to London she took a job with BBC drama and out of hours, she helped writers with their storytelling which led to her creating a business to reach more people, helping them create their books. Bella has been steeped in story and developed a capacity for evoking from writers what they uniquely have to offer. Amongst other things, Bella learnt the secrets of story structure, how to write character arcs, how to structure scenes and the principles of successful storytelling.
As someone who knows that writing on raw passion alone won’t get you there, Bella shares the secrets of structure, outlining and character creation. She guides writers on how to use the benefits of outlining, moving them past the common misconceptions about planning and outlining and helps them discover the best way to unleash their personal vision for their story. Bella Enahoro shows individuals how to use their lives to find their voice and capture their ideas. Bella brings deep comprehension of a wide range of writing, creative workshops and labs. At the heart of her teaching is a positive and encouraging atmosphere where individuals can challenge themselves to discover new levels of personal expression.
As a writer, her television pilot PRODIGAL took her to interview stage for the Netflix Fellowship (Sept 2021) and given Special praise by ThousandFilms Screenwriting Competition (Apr 2019).
Her play LIKE.SHARE.KILL was placed in: Women’s Prize for Playwriting (Shortlisted) Jan 2022; Finborough Theatre ETPEP Award (Runner up) Sept 2021; Theatre Uncut Award (Shortlist) Jan 2021; As an educator, Bella has taught at UCLA and also, among other places, at the Central School of Speech and Drama as a Visiting Lecturer.
She also has a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Text and Performance from RADA.