Elena started skating she was 5 years old. At the age of 9 Elena moved to Lake Placid, New York to train at the Olympic Training Center. She has trained for over 13 years with world renowned Olympic coaches, including Gilberto Viadana, Don Laws, Evelyn Muller-Kramer and Scott Brown. Through her years of competing, Elena was awarded with the National gold medalist in Showcase and five-time regional medalist. She has been featured in many shows, including Skating for a Smile and Saturday Night Show in Lake Placid, New York. She is PSA certified and USFSA registered. Elena also is a Special Olympic coach and coached a World Olympic medalist. Besides her skating accomplishments, Elena is a certified Zumba instructor.