Elena Vannoni

Elena V.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I graduated in classical ballet Cecchetti method.
I am also graduated in the method Orazio Costa (mimetic method).
I like to experience the two forms that are complementary.
The first: the grace through exercise and awareness.
The second: the freedom through organically reunited with nature.
The body speaks and means. Let's give voice together
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Elena teaches



Elena delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2001

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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Etty Hillesum
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Son of Semele


Bites by Kay Adshead
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Old Bank District Theatre, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Costume Designer

A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
The Actors’ Gang, Culver City, CA

Costume Designer

The Spitzeder by Martin Sperr
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Engelbrot Theater, Berlin

Costume Designer

Bites by Kay Adshead
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Engelbrot Theater, Berlin

Costume Designer

Meeting Pasolini from “The Divine Mimesis” by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
Director Dramaturge Sophiensaele Theater, Berlin

The pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007
Teatro Elicantropo, Napoli Teatro dell’Orologio, Roma

Costume Designer

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

Miss Julie
by August Strindberg

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

Emigranci by Sławomir Mrożek
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
Director Villa Piccolomini, Roma National Academy of Dramatic Arts, Roma



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


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


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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Los Angeles Bites the Play director Elena V.
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12 Reviews

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Andrea H. Jul 27, 2016
Italian Cooking · Online

She was great! I will book another!

Maddalena May 12, 2016
Ballet · In home

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

Antonio Oct 20, 2015
Dance · In studio

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.

Stephanie D. Oct 19, 2015
Ballet · In studio

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

Cory Oct 19, 2015
Stage Performance · In studio

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!

Irenepia Oct 19, 2015
Stage Performance · In home

She is a great teacher and give me unforgetble experience. Thanck You Elena !

Michelle G. Oct 18, 2015
Acting · In home

Elena is a great teacher! Her courage as an artist is inspiring. She will really bring out the best in you. Highly recommended.

Samantha Oct 18, 2015
Ballet · In home

She is a very well prepared teacher And able to understand your specific needs. She gives you all the right inputs.

Giorgio Oct 18, 2015
Acting · In studio

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!

Francesca Oct 18, 2015
Ballet · In home

Elena is dedicated, experienced teacher that cares about her students. She is precise and bring passion to her classes

simona N. Oct 18, 2015
Dance · In home

Very good teacher

Alecia S. Jul 22, 2015
Ballet · In home

Loooove Elena !!!!!!!

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