danzatrice –  attrice – coreografa – insegnante


8 - 9 ottobre 2022 Teatro del Ponente - Piazza Odicini 9, Genova Voltri orario 12.15 - 14.00; 15.00 - 17.00

Elena Fokina was born in Russia, Moscow region on the 3rd may 1977.

She is a dancer, actress, choreographer and a teacher of contemporary dance. She followed dance training at the University for Culture and the Russian Academy for Theatrical Arts in Moscow. In 1998 she graduates with a choreographer and teacher degree. From 1997 she starts her dancer and actress career working with the Russian Chamber Ballet Moscow.

In 2001 Elena joins Ultima Vez dance company, directed by Wim Vandekeybus ( Belgium ) for a long collaboration and a variety of productions together. She participates in the Dance films directed by Wim Vandekeybus “Blush” (2004) , “Here After” (2005). Between 2009 and 2013 she collaborated with director German Jauregui. From 2015 till 2018 she was working as a dancer and teacher for the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm ( Sweden ) participating in the works of Mats Ek, Sasha Waltz, Olivier Dubois, Sharon Eyal. Elena is also directing her own works and she is often giving workshops and contemporary dance training worldwide.

In 2016 Elena collaborated with the choreographer Damien Jalet, participating as an actress for the film production “Suspiria”, directed by Luca Guadagnino in which she is playing the role of Olga. Elena is currently living in Stockholm, Sweden.