A born and raised New Yorker, Elena grew up constantly surrounded by the performing arts. She sang before she could talk, danced before she could walk, etc. Music was her first true love, a trait she inherited from her father, a drummer, and her mother, a singer (throughout her childhood, Elena + her brother were frequently serenaded by their mother's rendition of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina", which accompanied their pillow fights). Her passion for acting introduced itself shortly thereafter, when she made her stage debut as Sister Katherine in The Sound of Music in a neighbor’s backyard.
Elena elected to further her education in performing by attending the acclaimed American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Since graduating, Elena has had the privilege of making this work her career. She has performed roles such as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show in various regional theatres across the country. For a complete list of performing credits, please visit Elena’s page.
In her spare time, Elena enjoys playing her ukulele, Jude, trying new Pinterest recipes, and photographing beautiful people and places.