Directing and Consulting

Elena directs poetic, visual, physical theater. She specializes in circus, contemporary clowning, puppetry and works of fantasy.

Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends

Her Life Tonight

Movement Consultant

WSC Avant Bard

 

Director, Rick Hammerly

 

She was smarter than the men around her, and she made it in their world. A smart comedy about a brainy & badass woman who made it in a man's world. By America's most produced playwright, Lauren Gunderson.

Review: DC Theater Scene

Review:  Broadway World

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Metro Weekly

The Smartest Girl

In The World

Movement Director

 

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD

 

Director, Kathryn Chase Bryer

Written By Miriam Gonzales

Studious Leo and his younger sister Lizzy couldn’t be more different. But, the two share dreams of becoming successful and making life easier for their overworked parents. When Mami and Papi forbid Leo to accept a place on his school’s TV Challenge team due to his chronic illness, Lizzy studies up to compete in his stead. But, the plan backfires when Leo feels jealous rather than grateful. Can Lizzy win the competition and regain her brother’s love?

Review: DC Theater Scene

Everyman
​Co-Director

 

Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando, FL

 

Co-Director, Chris Gibson

 

This classic tale on the condition of human dying is regarding as one of the greatest dramas of the Medieval period and is one of the first plays in the English language to be put into print.

 

Review: Orlando Sentinel

Review: Talkin' Broadway


Circus Dali
​Co-Creator, Choreographer

 

Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

Co-Creator, Costume Designer, Alison Parker

 

Circus acts designed and developed for the celebrations surrounding the centennial of Salvador Dali's death.

 

 

Look Both Ways
Artistic Consultant, Talent&Location Scout

 

The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

 

"Look Both Ways", a cutting edge Street Theater Festival produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, was a week-long event which took over Washington, DC.


Cirque du Soleil
Special Events
Artistic Coordinator

 

Nashville, Orlando, and Taipei

 

Cirque du Soleil is a global company whose special events set the standard for excellence.

Prisoners of Love
Co-Director

 

Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando, FL

 

Co-Director, Andy Sapora

 

Clowns juggle heartbreak and loss.

 

Review: Orlando Sentinel

 



Bedtime Story
Co-Director, Co-Writer

 

Kim Tom Clown Theater Festival, Shanghai, China

 

Co-Director, Co-Writer, Tony Bolante

 

Bedtime Story followed a day in the life of two clowns who ultimately just want to get some sleep.

Hair
Director

 

Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando, FL

 

Choreographer, Ellie Potts Barrett

Musical Direction, Phillip King

 

The iconic tribal rock musical is still relevant today.

Review: Florida Today

Review: Orlando Weekly

Mockingbird 
Movement Director

 

The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

 

Director, Tracy Callahan

 

Adapted by Julie Jensen from the 2010 award-winning book by Kathryn Erskine, this vibrant and moving world premiere play, commissioned by the Kennedy Center and VSA, tells the story of a young girl on the autism spectrum who changes a community. 

 

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Broadwayworld.com

Wiley & the Hairy Man

Movement Director

 

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD

 

Director, Kathryn Chase Bryer

Writer, Suzan Zeder

Music, Harry Pickens

 

This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent. 

 

Helen Hayes Winner

Best Production Theater for Young Audiences

Stuart Little
Assistant Director

Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD

 

Adapted for the Stage by Joseph Robinette
Director, Colin Hovde

Based on the Award Winning Book by E.B. White

 

Review: The Washington Post

Review: Broadwayworld.com

Review: DCMetroTheaterarts.com

Review: Theaterbloom.com

Balloon Plays
​Director

 

Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC

 

Concept by Brett Abelman

Devised by Brett Abelman, Elena Day, Kollen Kintz, Nora Achrati, and Rachel Hynes

 

Three clowns find themselves in a world of balloons, before an audience of both children and children-at-heart. Each wants to tell their own story within the magical landscape. Come to play, come to pop. Balloons can be anything.

Review: 5 Stars, DC Theatre Scene

Review: 4 Stars, DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Washington City Paper

Moth
Movement Director​

 

Studio Theater, Washington, DC

 

Director, Tom Story

 

From one of Australia’s provocative young writers, this US premiere is a propulsive exploration—fast, funny, and devastating—of adolescent friendship and betrayal, an ecstatic vision and an unshakable loss.

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: MD Theater Guide

Review: The Washington Post

Dura Mater
​Director, Writer

 

Studio Theater, Washington, DC

 

Trapeze consultant, Andrea Burkholder

Original Score, David Schulman

 

Final project developed for The Studio Theater's directing program taught by Joy Zinoman. Through acrobatic storytelling, this original, auto-biographical work explores life with chronic, invisible pain.

Cirque du Charme
​Director

 

Artscape, Baltimore, MD

 

Producer, Erica Saban

 

Original, theatrical circus created for America's largest free arts festival. The story of a puppet man who flies to the moon, brought to life through juggling, high-wire, hand-balancing and more.

on the nOse
​Director, Producer

 

Orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando, FL

Roundhouse Theater, Silver Spring, MD

NY Clown Theatre Festival, NY

 

Writer, Producer, Tony Bolante

 

"on the nOse", a tribute to, and celebration of, theatrical clowning began as a documentary film, taking co-producers Elena Day and Tony Bolante around the world chasing their clowning idols and interviewing them. This led to great talks with the likes of Bill Irwin and David Shiner. Day and Bolante later turned "on the nOse" into a stage show, alternating the documentary footage with live clowning turns by Happenstance Theater.

Review: Gazette.net

Review: Orlando Weekly

A Civil War Christmas
​Assistant Director

 

Centerstage, Baltimore, MD

 

Director, Rebecca Taichman

Choreographer, Liz Lerman

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel spins a musical tale of hope and forgiveness

 

Review: The Baltimore Sun

Review: The Washington Post

Laugh 
Movement Director

 

The Studio Theater, Washington, DC

 

Director, David Schweizer

Writer, Beth Henley

 

This world-premiere slapstick comedy is a story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of Hollywood and ultimately a Hollywood-caliber romance. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart.

Tiny Tim
Movement Consultant

 

Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD

 

Director, Jerry Whiddon

Adapted by Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig 

 

Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won’t give Bob Crachit the day off! This exciting world premiere story of a father and son is adapted by Broadway’s Tony-winning Ken Ludwig and his very own son, Jack. 

 

Review: Broadwayworld.com

The Man Who
Associate Director

 

Spooky Action Theater, Washington, DC

 

Director, Richard Heinrich

 

Originally created by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne. Based on the book, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks.

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

The Lion, The Witch,
and The Wardrobe
Movement Director

 

Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo, MD

 

Director, Tom Story

 

The classic tale performed by two actors.

 

Review: DC Theater Scene

Review: MD Theater Guide

Review: Broadway World

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Helen Hayes Nominee

Best Production, Theater for Young Audiences

Jumanji
Movement Director

 

Adventure Theatre MTC, Glen Echo, MD

 

Director, Serge Seiden

 

Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg
Adapted by Sandra Eskin & Michael J. Bobbitt 

Review: DC Theater Scene

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Broadway World

Review: MD Theater Guide

Helen Hayes Winner

Best Production, Theater for Young Audiences

Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

Movement Director

 

Adventure Theater MTC

 

Director, Rick Hammerly
By Allison Gregory
Based on the book series by Barbara Park

When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too.

Review: DC Theater Scene

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Broadway World