Directing and Consulting Resume

 

Elena is known for her poetic, visual and physical approach to theater, circus, and puppetry and is an expert in the art of devised theater. 
2017
  • Children of One World—Artistic Director, Special Event at Arena Stage
  • The Man Who—Associate Director, Spooky Action Theater
  • Junie B Jones—Movement Director,  Adventure Theatre MTC
  • Smartest Girl—Movement Director, Imagination Stage
2016
  • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe—Movement Director, Adventure Theatre MTC (Helen Hayes Nominated)
  • Story on my Skin—Movement Advisor; Rachel Hynes, Director/Devisor, Flashpoint Theater, DC
  • God, The One-Man Show—Director; Rich Potter, Writer/Performer
  • The Gift—Director, Happenstance Theater for Hillwood French Festival
  • Tennis Chick—Devisor, Cirque Mechanics for Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament 
  • Pandora's Fire—Director, Traveling Players Ensemble (VA)
  • Jumanji—Movement Director, Adventure Theater MTC (Helen Hayes Winner Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences)
  • Green Bird Plays—Performance Development for Special Event, Cirque Du Soleil, Davos, Switzerland
 
2015
  • Atum's Eye—Director, Traveling Players Ensemble (VA)
  • Memories of Water—Co-Director, Women's Voices Theater Festival reading, The Kennedy Center
  • Merrily We Roll Along—Movement Director, Sidwell Friends School
  • Laugh—Movement Direcor, Studio Theatre
  • Mockingbird—Movement Director, Kennedy Center Young Audiences
 
2014
  • Tiny Tim—Movement Director, Adventure Theatre
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man—Movement Director, Imagination Stage (Helen Hayes Winner, Best Performance, Young Audience)
  • Stuart Little—Assistant Director, Adventure Theatre
  • Balloon Plays—Director, Capital Fringe Festival (DC)
  • ​Hair—Director, Mad Cow Theatre (FL)
  • Moth—Movement Director, The Studio Theatre (DC). Tom Story, director
  • Dura Mater—Writer, Director, Performer, Studio Theatre (DC)​
 
2013
  • A Civil War Christmas—Assistant Director, Center Stage (MD). Rebecca Taichman, director.
  • on the nOse: a multi-media modern clown show—Producer/Director, Orlando Fringe Festival (FL), Roundhouse Theater Over the Line Festival (MD), NY Clown Theatre Festival (NY)
2012
  • ​Look Both Ways: Street Theater Festival​​—Consultant, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC)
  • ​​Special Event: Infinity Group—Production Coordinator, Cirque du Soleil Events (Taiwan,  Nashville)
  • ​​Special Event: Sapphire Group—Production Coordinator, Cirque du Soleil Events (Orlando)​​
 
2009
  • ​Bedtime Story—Writer, Director, Kim Tom Clown Theater Festival, Shanghai, China​. Tony Bolante, Co-Creator
 
2004
  • ​​Prisoners of Love—Writer, Director, Orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando New Playwrights Festival. Andy Sapora, Co-Creator
  • ​​Everyman—​Co-Director, Mad Cow Theater (FL)​​. Co-Director, Chris Gibson
 
2003
  • ​​Circus Dali—Co-Director, Dali Museum (FL), Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA)​.  Co-Director, Alison Parker
  • ​The Farewell—Writer, Director, Cirque du Soleil Cabaret (FL)​
  • ​Vertical Sleep​—​​Writer, Director, Cirque du Soleil Cabaret (FL)​
  • Shadows and Lives​​​​—Writer, Director, Cirque du Soleil Cabaret (FL)​​
 
Back in the Day
  • ​Comedic Verses Improv Troupe—Co-Founder, Director, Oberlin College (OH)​ Co-Director, Sam Schnieder