Elena Wang

Elena W.

North Hollywood, CA

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Elena delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 30

Teaching since:
January 2004

Having performed all over the world with some of the best such as Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii 5 O), Amanda Colliver (Moulin Rouge), Maria Friedman (West End's 'Roxie' in Chicago), I have learned a lot!! Now it is more than a pleasure and a passion to share what I have learned and know, to ANYONE who is simply passionate about singing (even in your shower!), dancing (even in your bedroom) or simply perform like you've always dreamed. Dreaming - let me just say it always begins there. Why not make it a reality? This is where I come in. Let go of those fears and give it a try. I promise you a fun time at the very least!

Just a little more about myself - Raised in Australia, I performed in works such as Sweet Charity, To Kill a Mockingbird as Scout and The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy. At age 11, I was chosen to be a regular for the WA Opera Company.

After graduating from Singapore’s LaSalle with a BA Honors in Musical Theatre (under Denis Follington who personally trained movie star Hugh Jackman), I made my theatrical debut as Ivy in Beauty World (2008). Other roles include the Concubine in The Swordfish, then the Concubine (Theatre Festival) and Snow White in Snow White.

Not realizing that I had just found my 'break', I was awarded ‘Breakout Star of the Year’ at the 2008 ELLE Awards. I was then chosen to fly across the world to perform in London’s West End, in the production of The King and I held at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five O). Performing for a 5000 seater theatre every night was definitely a surreal and truly beautiful experience.

This is where (finally) Los Angeles came into play. I flew from London to the states to pursue my MFA in Acting for film (a personal dream of mine) and after graduating, was humbled to be chosen as a lead in Todrick Hall's 'OZ the musical' where it was a pleasure working with American Idol finalists from across America.

Now I am simply looking to be able to share these wonderful experiences to prepare you for something great whatever they may be - voice for film, audition prep/music performance or last but definitely not least, singing!

Let's prepare to learn a lot and most of all have a ton of fun!


*** Lesson Details ***
In my experience, no matter what job I am doing big or small, stage or on a film set or even in my bedroom, I have found that it is about YOU and about the tools that you choose to treasure.

Yes there will be structure so that a strong foundation can be built for your voice, body and mind. Simple factors like incorporating breath for your sound, aural practices or warm ups will all be given to you to help you be able to one day perform like a professional or simply sing/dance/perform in front of your friends and family. Songs that you've always dreamed of singing or dance to can be taught using techniques and tools I can provide depending on what works for you!

A solid syllabus shall we say, can be determined once we have found what works for you (or your child) and what doesn't.

It is definitely about having a great time or there isn't a point to doing it, but with anything, getting better at something means putting in some time and commitment.

No matter what, we are in this together.



*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a loft area specifically for lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
stereo that can be hooked up to music source
piano (optional)
a good amount of space (for performance level students)

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Musical Theatre
Pop vocals
Classical mix and Jazz vocals

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