Theater and Circus

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Panther and Crane
Panther and Crane

Ibex Puppetry

The Schmidt Sisters
The Schmidt Sisters

DC Clown Cabaret - with Sabrina Mandell "We're full of Schmidt!"

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Green Bird
Green Bird

Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba

Green Bird
Green Bird

Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba

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Cirque Mechanics' Boom Town
Cirque Mechanics' Boom Town

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Shadow Play, Cirque Mechanics
Shadow Play, Cirque Mechanics

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Cirque Mechanics

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Elena created two original acts for Cirque Mechanics' Boom Town. Set in the Wild West, Boom Town toured in the United States and Canada for two seasons. 



The first act, "Shadow Play" employed shadow puppetry, illusion, and physical mastery.



The second, "Jail Break", asked daring audience volunteers to aid in an inventive 'jail break'. Success ensued!



 

Other Collaborations

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Elena collaborates with new circus, puppetry, animation and theater companies.



Some highlights include collaborations with Helen Hayes award winning theater company, Faction of Fools; Heather Henson's Ibex Puppetry; Flying Karamazov Brothers' own Andy Sapora; Happenstance Theater; Jester Theater; Tobo Productions and animator Lynn Tomlinson.

Cirque du Soleil​​

Elena created the signature character of The Green Bird for Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba. She performed the role over 2500 times at the show's home base in Orlando, FL. 



She regularly travels worldwide with Cirque du Soleil's special events department, performing in one-of-a-kind events.



Clients include:

BMW

Celebrity Cruise Lines

HSBC

Walt Disney World

Delta Airlines

IBM 

and more