After graduating from Escuela de Danza Ana Pavlova in her native Mexico, Elena traveled to New York City where she joined The Dance Theater of Harlem, and later became a principal dancer. Elena has performed in most of the major opera houses around the world; the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Covent Garden in London and Theater du Chatelet in Paris, to name a few. She was certified in Pilates by Romana Kryzanowska at The Pilates Studio of New York in 1995. Elena then continued her study of Pilates with such greats as Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Pat Guyton, Bob Liekens and Jay Grimes. She trains clients and Pilates instructors in Mexico and Las Vegas and is now expanding her offerings through her online platform www.TuPilates.Video.