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Born and raised in Russia, Elena’s life path weaved from Sachalin, a scarcely inhibited island with extraordinary flora and fauna in the far east of Russia, where her parents moved in order for her father to go after his career as a geologist, to Ryazan, an old town close to Moscow where she completed her professional education for theatre costume design at RHU, The Art College of Ryazan.Next destination in her life course was Novosibirsk where she spent 16 years pursuing her career first in The Puppet Theater as a puppet sculptor and afterwards in Novosibirsk Opera Theater as a property master.An invitation and scholarship from Kultur Kontakt Vienna organisation in 2000 redirected her life and career aspirations toward Vienna, Austria, which she fell in love with instantly and decided to stay. Since 2007 she is working in the State Opera of Vienna in costume department.Her visit to May Fine Art Studio in 2017 rekindled her passion towards classical drawing and painting so she continued her artistic journey with her current mentor Damir May.


Aegidigasse 3/1
1060 Vienna, Austria

Mariahilfer Strasse, 400 m
U3/U6 Westbahnhof, 500 m
U6 Gumpendorferstrasse, 350 m
U4 Margaretengürtel, 600 m

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