Daglig träning Balettakademien och Danscentrum Stockholm

Elena Fokina

Elena Fokina follows dance training at the University for Culture and the Russian Academy for Theatrical Arts in Moscow.
In 1998 she graduates with a choreographer and teacher degree. From 1997 to 2001 she dances with the Russian Chamber Ballet Moscow.

In 2001 she joins Ultima Vez, directed by Wim Vandekeybus, for the creations and tour of the following productions:
“Blush” (2002)
“What the Body Does Not Remember” (2002)
“Sonic Boom” (2003)
“Puur” (2005)
“Spiegel” (2006)
“Menske” (2007)
“Oedipus / Bet Noir” ( 2011)
“Booty Looting” (2012)
“Talk to the Demon” (2013)

She also participates in the Dance films directed by Wim Vandekeybus :
“Blush” (2004)
“Here After” (2005)

In 2006 Elena is assisting Wim Vandekeybus for the creation of “Quiebro” for the Spanish National Dance Company directed by Nacho Duato. She is also repeatedly assisting Wim Vandekeybus in auditions for the Ultima Vez company.

From 2009 she is collaborating with German Jauregui and performs his works :
“Sunset on Mars” (2009)
“Confession” (2013)

From 2015 she is working as a dancer and teacher for the Royal Swedish Ballet, in Stockholm. Participating in the following productions:
“Swan Lake”, Mats Ek (2015)
“Juliet & Romeo”, Mats Ek (2016)
“Korper”, Sasha Waltz (2016)
“Bill”, Sharon Eyal (2016)
“Bestiarium”, Olivier Dubois unfinished.

Own works:
“Pristan” (2009), Centro de las Artes de San Louis Potosi, Teatro de la Paz, Mexico.
“Bielovodie” (2010), Chamber Ballet Moscow, Int. House of Music, Moscow.
“Movendum” (2010), Dance Agency “Tsekh”, Moscow.
Presently she is working on her own independent production of performance and
dance film as a choreographer and director in Moscow, Russia.
She is also giving workshops and contemporary dance training worldwide.
She recently collaborated with the choreographer Damien Jalet, participating as an
actress for the film production “Suspiria”, directed by Luca Guadagnino,
produced by Frenesy Film Company(I) together with Amazon Studios (USA).

Elena is currently living in Stockholm, Sweden