For 2017-18 school year Miss Elena will be teaching:
- Thursday 6-730 pm Ballet 4
- Thursday 730-9 pm Ballet 5
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Elena attended The School for Creative and Performing Arts for nine years as a dance major. There, she studied under instructors Daryl Bjoza, Patricia Rozow, Meridith Benson, and Cynthia Riesterer, and performed in many classical ballets, as well as, contemporary and modern works.
In 2008, she moved to Jackson, Mississippi to train with Ballet Magnificat under Cassandra and Jiri Voborsky, Sol Nazario, and Jennifer Tyndall. In her three years there, Elena had the opportunity to tour both in the States and abroad. Elena was invited to pioneer an international branch of Ballet Magnificat, sending her to live in Honduras, Central America to teach ballet and perform.
In 2012, Elena headed west to dance with Paradosi Ballet Company in Tacoma where she has enjoyed touring nationally and internationally. Today, she continues with Paradosi as a company artist, while also sharing her love for dance through teaching.
Elena performed with Paradosi for our Reflections "Celebrate Life" Benefit Concert 2015.
We are so blessed to have Elena join our faculty in October 2017.