ABOUT THE ARTIST
is a contemporary circus performer and aerialist, that specializes in vertical apparatus like aerial rope, silks, sling and straps with 10 years of performing experience as a solo artists and as an ensemble member. Born and raised in Russia, homeland of world-famous dancers and gymnasts, Lena couldn’t help herself developing deep love and passion for movement, dance, physical theatre and circus arts.
All of those wonderful forms of physical expression have influenced her style in the air, powerful and dynamic, yet soft, fluid and graceful. She is truly an artist with a strong creative vision and a passionate heart, that believes that art in any form is a universal language to communicate emotions.
Lena's professional aerial career began in 2012 with Paper Doll Militia, an innovative company, that blends dynamic physicality, aerial arts and visual theatre. Since then she has been part of creation process and touring of multiple shows and continues to be closely involved with the company, working on creative projects and full aerial theatre productions, as well as developing her own work. She also has worked with Absolute Entertainment, Imperial Opa Circus, Dream World Cirque, Liquid Sky Ent, Seattle Moisture Festival, Revolutions International Theatre Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival etc.
Highly motivated and passionate about aerial arts and dance, Lena loves sharing her extensive knowledge with students. She has taught workshops and private lessons in circus facilities across the US for past 9 years. She specializes in coaching various levels of vertical apparatus. Lena has completed Teacher Training Programs from Paper Doll Militia.