Elena graduated from the Academy of Contemporary music with a BA(Hons) First Class Honours in Music Industry Practice specialising in Drums. During her time she studied under George Cooke (Eminem, Birdy and The Japanese House), Toby Drummond (Wicked, We Will Rock You and Billy Elliot) and Brian Henry (Soul II Soul, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris).
For the last three years Elena has been working professionally with various bands in multiple genres, one of which includes, Blue Jellyfish. Elena has had the privilege of performing at The Boileroom, The Finsbury, Dreamfields Festival, and Treefest. Elena has also set up a home studio where she has remotely recorded drums for many artists, further enhancing her feel for music.
Elena has an interest in a wide variety of genres and constantly looking for ways in which she can expand her craft. She is always trying to get the best sounds out of the drum kit and experimenting with other percussion. Elena is very much focused on the groove and committed to serving the music.
"Elena is a fantastic drummer and has been a pleasure to work with at the ACM. Elena has a strong work ethic, professional attitude and natural ability with the Kit. She's certainly a player to look out for in the future’' -
Toby Drummond (The Seahorses, Shaun Ryder, Russell Watson, Ray Davies, Cliff Richard).