Elaine began her dance training in the area with The National Ballet, where she grew up dancing many full-length ballets as well as many original contemporary ballets. She majored in dance at SUNY Purchase and received her BFA in Drama from The Catholic University. After dancing professionally and teaching in New York City and the surrounding area, Elaine returned to the Washington/Baltimore area where she has been teaching locally for the past 20 years and is still dancing professionally.
As a Fellow Member of the CCA, Elaine holds the coveted Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Diploma and is able to present both teachers and students through all levels of the Cecchetti Method. This year, she was the recipient of the Sylvia Hamer/Margaret Marsh Scholarship allowing her to study the method in England.
Elaine’s students have been accepted at some of the best dance universities in the world including NYU, SUNY Purchase, North Carolina School for the Arts, Julliard, the Laban Institute in London and the Kate Simmons College in Manchester England. Her students have been awarded college scholarships, the Tremaine Convention Performing Arts Scholarship and scholarships to attend international summer programs.
Also an award-winning choreographer, her ballet and contemporary/lyrical dances have been overall winners and have received best choreography and best overall technique awards.
Elaine teaches all levels and ages and enjoys sharing the love of ballet and the magic of the art with her students.