About Elena


Elena was born to a large family, fifth of six children and the only girl. She grew up in a small town Sillamae located on the Baltic Sea coast in Estonia.
 
In addition to attending a regular school, Elena and all of her siblings went to a music school, where they each studied for 7 years. Elena plays classical and jazz piano and basic guitar.
 
Elena has been dancing since the age of 7. Initially, for 6 years she was studying and performing with the dance ensemble at numerous concerts/festivals. She danced traditional folk and classic dances, eventually diversifying into other styles- contemporary, jazz, street, belly dance and tango. She was a regular performer in a range of dance events staged on a local level. Moreover, she performed internationally at dance festivals in Bulgaria and Russia. Elena is also experienced in staging choreography, be it private orders for marrying couples or a group dance for bridesmaids. In 2012 she also was teaching children, 5-10 years old, street and contemporary styles in Inspiration2dance.com, London.  
 
Her love and passion for theatre started at the age of 15, when she joined a local theatre production for youngsters. During that time she took part in different theatre festivals in Estonia.   In 2008-2010 she went on to study Teaching & Training at Tallinn University, Estonia. In 2010 Elena came to London and she continued her studies. She graduated with BSc in Economics & Business, first honours, from London Metropolitan University in July 2014. In 2012 Elena took a three-month intensive course Voice for Performance in Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD). In 2014 she took English pronunciation course for international actors, level 3, at City Lit Academy.  
 
Even though she studied business, her heart and soul were always calling to perform on stage, so she continued acting in films, modelling and dancing.
 

Currently Elena is involved in the production of two theatre plays to be staged this year in London. One of them takes us to the historical Russia of the 16th century with all its dramatic events, where Elena plays Mariya, Tsarina, second wife of Ivan IV. In another play,l mysterious modern time story about choices and consequences, she is a Guardian Angel.

She plays Nina Chernakov in Return of Don, feature film, by Malcolm Benson, Benalex Media Productions; and a Computer Hologram in the Offerings, feature film by Julian Bushell, director of Blurtheline Productions and Non-multiplex Media Productions. Elena presents on the Turkish national music channel TRT MUZIK, in the LONDON EYE PROGRAM, both in English and Turkish.

Some other recent theatre work was the role of princess Salome in the play "Salome" by Oscar Wild staged at Lord Stanley Theatre London, Theatre Collections Production.
Short films: Want by Jeff Stewart, Blueprint by Ab Lin, Covers by Waiki Harnais, Psychology sessions by Original Concept Production, and many others. Elena is particularly proud for writing, producing and staring in her first short film about love, regrets and choices - Want. Music videos - Takes Two by Belle & the Busker and Can’t Compete by Samantha Avalon. Commercials- Combat Control by Ekstasy Productions and Sheila Hardy dresses in Leighton House Museum.

 
Elena about herself: "I am a professional, versatile, experienced, creative, hard working and charismatic performer. I am passionate about the art of acting and I welcome any opportunity to develop and explore the diversity of the profession. I am based in London and I am prepared to travel. Thank you for looking at my profile, I look forward to hearing from you."

 

 

Height: 167 cm / 5ft 6in

Weight: 54 kg / 118 lbs

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Eye colour: Blue

Chest: 93 cm / 37 in

Waist: 63 cm / 25in

Hips: 96 cm / 38in

Shoe size: 4.0 UK / 37.0 Euro

Hair colour: Blonde

Hair length: Medium

Dress Size: 8 UK

Professional Experience and Skills

Acting:          Theatre, Films, TV presenting, Commercial, Corporate, Voice overs, Music videos

Modelling:   Beauty, Fashion, Commercial, Editorial, Workshops

Dance:         Ballet, Ballroom, Bellydance, Contemporary, Disco, Folk, Jazz, Latin American, Salsa, Tango

Music:           Piano- advanced, Guitar- beginner.

Singing:        Vocal range- mezzo soprano. Singing styles: classic, jazz, pop

Languages:  English fluent, Russian native, Estonian fluent, German advanced, French intermediate 

Accents:        UK, Russian, Estonian

Other:            Yoga, Writing, Painting, Interpreting, Tai- Chi