Elena Lev, born in Moscow, Russia, in 1981, began her training to become a rhythmic gymnast at an early age, assisted and coached by her mother, Elena Lev Sr. She developed a signature hula hoop act incorporating gymnastics and contortion. Her big breakthrough came when she was invited to join one of the iconic touring shows “AlegriA” of Cirque du Soleil, of which she was a member from 1994 through 2000. She also performed briefly with the Quidam troupe in 2002. Lev performed with Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Zumanity in Las Vegas, The Oscars in 2002 and many more worldwide events and galas. Elena has overcome multiple challenges and obstacles in the performing world.
While raising her daughter as a single mother for most of her life, graduating and achieving new goals in late thirties, planning for life after the Circus, and overcoming multiple body aches and pains. After living in the United States for many years, Elena now lives in Canada where she found her home and love after returning from tour a few years ago.