Elena Vannoni

Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Elena V. has a master in direction from the prestigious Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome.
She has worked in theatre for her last twenty five years as a director (Miss Julie by August Strindberg, Bites by Kay Adshead, Emigranci by Sławomir Mrożek, A Marriage proposal by Anton Chekhov).

She is the artistic director of THEATRE FACTORY studio, a LA based theatre production company that actively produces plays in the LA area (Bites, Madwoman and Hairy Ape - in production).

She taught theatrical acting for 14 years (University of Art, Berlin, Rome and Florence) She works on physicality, improvisation and characterization. Having acquired a strong experience in physical systems of performance, with a particular interest in physical action, she develops the student's abilities using different methods such as the Commedia dell’Arte, Stanislavski and Grotowski and the Mimesic Method by Italian Director Orazio Costa.
Her background includes professional ballet ( Academy of Florence, Vascello Theatre of Rome) and costume designer ( with Oscar winner Gabriella Pescucci).

About Elena V.

Hi, there! My name is Elena and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students in Theatre, language and Italian food. I went to in Florence, Rome and Berlin and earned a degree in Theatre Director and costume design in 2004. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Accomplished and enthusiastic director who has earned the deepest and strongest experience in physical systems of performance, with a particular interest in physical action (latest Stanislavski and Grotowski), Commedia dell’Arte and Mimesic Method (Orazio Costa)
Moreover she studied dramaturgy with professor and dramaturge Andreas Wirth, Dean of University of Arts, Berlin, where she focused on the interpretation process of a text into a performance on stage.

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Andrea H.
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She was great! I will book another!

Posted Jul 27, 2016
Maddalena
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Elena is an amazing teacher, super professional and talented!
The ideal instructor, you are lucky if you have the chance to study with this European master

Posted May 12, 2016
Antonio
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I am really happy I'm taking these classes. Elena has a method and an attitude that drive the point so clearly, I feel I am learning a lot. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who really wants to learn.

Posted Oct 20, 2015
Stephanie D.
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My daughter Kaela who is 12 had ballet lessons with Elena, she was VERY impressed and can't wait for her next lesson.

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Cory
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Elena is a thoughtful and encouraging instructor. She not only gave me the tools to make me a better performer, but she gave me the confidence to put them to use!

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Irenepia
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She is a great teacher and give me unforgetble experience. Thanck You Elena !

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Michelle G.
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Elena is a great teacher! Her courage as an artist is inspiring. She will really bring out the best in you. Highly recommended.

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Samantha
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She is a very well prepared teacher And able to understand your specific needs. She gives you all the right inputs.

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Giorgio
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Elena is a superb acting teacher! She is very practical and straight to the point. She makes you go through deep emotions, so be prepared to be tough to confront your fears and blocks with the rewards of a very meaningful opportunity to grow!

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Francesca
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Elena is dedicated, experienced teacher that cares about her students. She is precise and bring passion to her classes

Posted Oct 18, 2015
simona N.
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Very good teacher

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Alecia S.
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Loooove Elena !!!!!!!

Posted Jul 22, 2015

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Experience

Etty Hillesum
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016

Son of Semele

Director Writer

Bites by Kay Adshead
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Old Bank District Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Director Costume Designer

A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

The Actors’ Gang, Culver City, CA

Director Costume Designer

Bites by Kay Adshead
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Engelbrot Theater, Berlin

Director Costume Designer

The Spitzeder by Martin Sperr
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Engelbrot Theater, Berlin

Director Costume Designer

The pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

Teatro Elicantropo, Napoli Teatro dell’Orologio, Roma

Director Costume Designer

Meeting Pasolini from “The Divine Mimesis” by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

Director Dramaturge Sophiensaele Theater, Berlin

Pedagogue Director University of the Arts, Berlin
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

University of the Arts, Berlin

Miss Julie by August Strindberg

Emigranci by Sławomir Mrożek
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

Director Villa Piccolomini, Roma National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Roma

Director

A wedding proposal by Anton Chekhov
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005

Director Teatro Argentina, Roma

National Prize of the Arts as Director for “A wedding proposal” by Anton Chekhov

Education

Scholarship by National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Roma
Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

University of Arts, Berlin

Master as Theatre Director
Sep 2000 - Sep 2004

National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Roma

Certifificate of Classical Ballet
Jan 1977 - Jan 2000

Royal Academy of Dance, Florence

Bachelor of Art in Modern Literature, Music and Performing Arts
Sep 1993 - Sep 1999

University of Florence, Italy

Diploma as Fashion and Costume Designer
Sep 1988 - Sep 1993

Institute of Art, Florence, Italy

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Best Performance for “The Pitchfork Disney” by Philip Ridley directed by Elena Vannoni
Sep 2007

Best Performance

National Prize of the Arts as Director for “A wedding proposal” by Anton Chekhov
Sep 2005

Best Director

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