Elena was born and raised south of sunny Santa Barbara in Carpinteria. She attended dance lessons at the age of 5 and kept studying dance until the age of 14. She tried out many classes but fell in love with the Jazz and Lyrical styles. Elena performed in multiple recitals, parades and events growing up. In high school she was able to cheer which brought another element of dance to her life through halftime shows and competition routines. This, she appreciated especially since she was still being instructed by her old dance teacher. Although Elena's study of dance ended, she never forgot the home and community that was built around her at her old studio, which is what attracted her to Momentum Dance Company. Elena feels very honoured to have been able to come back to a studio that allows her to be around dance and to be involved in the family orientated community and staff.