Company Manager, assitant choreographer
Born in 1983, she trained at the Susanna Egri dance school in Turin and later moved to France in Lyon where in 2004 she graduated in “Arts du Spectacle, Mention Theater”, at the Université ‘Lumière Lyon 2 and later had her Master in Theater Studies at the same faculty. In the same year she graduated from “LABAN Dance Center” in London, in Professional Diploma in Dance Studies in Contemporary Technique: Cunningham and Release, Choreological Studies and Choreography. Her professional carrer as dance teacher in various dance schools in Torino and Lyon. As dancer she began in Lyon with Harry Albert , in London with Gary Lambert as part of the Laban productions, Sally Crawford (England), Katla Thor (Iceland) , Kate Johnson (England), Maria Machado (Brazil). In 2007, with Eleonora Mercatali he founded the DAS / DanzAtelierStudios Company in Turin with which he creates shows and promotes site-specific. She also works as a dancer for the “Compagnia Irène Tassembedo” (Burkina Faso), “Laura Murphy” (Ireland), “Ta.li.le Dance Company” (Holland), “Compagnie Desobliques” (France), as a choreographer and dancer with the “Compagnie Tegueré” (Burkina Faso), with “Miikka Ryytty” (Finland) and “Katla Thor” (Iceland), “Compagnia PianoInBilico” (Italy).
In 2009 she joined the team of Fondazione Egri per la danza, first as choreographer assistant. Since 2012 , her company DAS began part of Fondazione Egri’s project becoming the engagement department of it, with it Elena has collaborate with “TorinoDanza Festival” for the artistic / organizational coordination of the “Défilé Turin-Lyon 2014 and 2016 edition and community works for Piemonte dal Vivo edition 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (project Re:Rosas, Nelken-line, Le Sacre, Scottish Ballet Youth Exchange) Today she is Company manager for EgriBiancoDanza, supporting Raphael Bianco’s vision for the Company and de Fondazione Egri’s projects, working on the different dance seasons and coordinating the teams.