Elena Degtyareva was born in Taskent, Uzbekistan. Her skills are as a Dancer, Dance Teacher and Choreographer. She was educated at The Russian Vaganova Ballet Academy (Uzbekistan) and graduated with a state diploma as a dancer for ballet, folk dance and musical. In Ireland, while studying at Inchicore College ( 2003 – 2007 ), Elena received qualifications as a Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet Teacher and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Modern Theatre Dance Teacher.
2004 winner of the Isadora Dance Competition Ireland
Since 2009 Elena holds a diploma in Etiquette Training to children and adults. She continues her professional development and updating her skills on yearly basis to stay up to date with the latest developments in dance, both for her own education and to share with her students. In 2011 she proudly set up the Dublin School of Dance & Etiquette.
Performed at Dublin Dance Festival and Fringe Festival
2002 – 2011
Over 16 years of teaching experience. Teaching ballet , modern and contemporary dance in various ballet schools including Marian Lennon Ballet School and National Dance Academy. Elena also works as a Gymnastics coach and choreographer in Coolmine Gymnastics Club
Winner of Isadora Dance Competition Ireland
Participated in many international dance projects including cultural exchanges between Uzbekistan and France (Rennes) and ImPulsTanz (Vienna, Austria ). Participated as a choreographer in student exchange program between Grenoble ( France ) and Ireland.
Worked as a choreographer and actress in ArtVick British-Russian theatre, London, UK
1999 – 2000
Completed a year in degree course in teaching dance and choreography with the distinction at Uzbek National Academy of Dance and Choreography also Elena participated as a dance member in contemporary experimental theatre based in Ilchom drama Theatre
1998 – 2000
Worked as an artist of Ballet in Tashkent state’s Musical Theatre
Worked as a youngest dancer in ” Leak ” contemporary dance company
2012 – Choreographer & Teacher
Artistic Gymnastics Club in Coolmine, Dublin and Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Blanchardstown, D15
2011 – Leonardo Da Vinci Project
Participated as a choreographer in this cultural exchange which culminated in a show by the irish dance group in the Pacifique Centre in Grenoble, France. This show was also performed to the Irish Project Sponsors in Dublin on the groups return to Ireland.
2004 – to now
Elena has taught in a number of dance schools:
Marian Lennon School of Ballet
International Dance Academy (ballet, jazz)
Dublin Russian School
Coolmine Gymnastics Creative Arts summer project
2000 – 2002
Employed as a choreographer by Staneclavckiy, British Russian Drama Theatre, London.
English, French, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Russian