Elena, originally from Italy, is a Pilates teacher as well as a professional contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has a BA (Hons) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies and Performance through the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama affiliated to the University of Kent.
Pilates has always been part of her daily regime during her stage career, but in 2011 after a back injury she had to take a break from performing and focus on her back rehabilitation through body conditioning and Pilates.
She then went on to obtain a studio certification through Alan Herdman Pilates in London, the pioneer of Pilates in the UK. She is qualified to teach both mat and the large apparatus (Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, High Barrel).
Since graduating in 2012, she has been eager to expand her knowledge and experience, so also gained a Pre & Post Natal qualification through Body Control Pilates®. Elena is trained in Classical Pilates through The Pilates Room and The Authentic Pilates studios in London. The Classical method aims to maintain the integrity and essence of Joseph Pilates original teachings.
In November 2016 Elena was appointed UK ambassador by the Canadian athletic apparel company Lululemon for her contribution to the Pilates community in Surrey. Since September 2017 she has embarked in an 18 month long Yoga Teacher Training course at Yogacampus in London, one of the most prestigious Yoga establishments in the UK.