Since her early years, Elle has trained in acrobatics, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre dance, as well as vocals. She was a member of the Honor Choir in high school and competed at Regionals with her theatre troupe as a spoken-word performer in Medea. In college, she was one of 5 first sopranos in the university choir, performing in student opera and musical theatre productions, including “Hansel and Gretel” and “Scrooge!”
After graduating, she joined a couple of cover bands before discovering the local vaudeville scene. Since 2018, she has made a splash as a singer and movement artist in intimate cabarets and dance theatre. Blending her background in jazz, modern, and ballet along with martial arts and yoga, Elle crafted her first person, Syrenka, a magickal performer of vocal collage and interpretive dance. Eventually, she trained under a master sambista and aerialist who introduced her to trapeze, lyra, silks, tumbling, and samba.
Elle began teaching classes at Gainesville Circus Center before relocating to Orlando. She is now pursuing a career as a body-positive, trauma-informed personal trainer and circus coach as she expands her skills.
Degrees and Professional Development
- BFA in Theatre Arts, Performance Emphasis – Graduated May 2010
- MA in Visual Anthropology – Graduated December 2018
- Aerial teacher training at Gainesville Circus Center, 2019
- Burlesque Conservatory, 2022
- Personal trainer certification, in progress