Since her early years, Elle has trained in gymnastics, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre dance, as well as vocals. She was a member of the Honor Choir in high school and performed 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 Dr. Corey Cheval, a master sambista and aerialist who introduced her to trapeze, lyra, silks, tumbling, and samba.

Elle began teaching classes at Dr. Cheval’s school, Gainesville Circus Center, before relocating to Orlando. She is now pursuing a career as a body-positive personal trainer and circus coach as she expands her skills. She also performs with Corsets & Cuties, one of Orlando’s top burlesque troupes, as a dancer and visual artist.

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