Elena was a World Champion rhythmic gymnast competing for Ukraine when she discovered her passion for performing arts. After her sporting career, Elena was invited by Cirque du Soleil to participate in the creation of their Las Vegas production Zumanity, where she was featured as a principal character and lead dancer, performing over 2,500 shows. Elena’s further work includes performances in Franco Dragone’s high-end cabaret show Taboo, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, Italian TV show Chiambretti Night, and the feature film LoveSick. Elena has also appeared in Playboy, Vanity Fair, and Smithsonian magazines, and has worked with world-renowned artists such as Cher, Thierry Mugler, Dita Von Teese, David LaChapelle, and Luca Tommassini. Elena recently completed a world tour with Circus 1903, a new production from the creators of the Broadway success The Illusionists. Love, Chaos & Dinner is Elena’s 7th collaboration with Teatro ZinZanni and she is thrilled to perform for Chicago audiences.