Elena is thilled to be part of this production. She is an Andean woman who happened to be born on Paumanok. Just before the pandemic shut everything down, Elena was playing Yinoelle in the world premiere of Don’t Eat the Mangos by Ricardo Peréz González at Magic Theatre. She also acted in three productions for La Lengua Teatro en Español including Beben directed by Leyma López of Repertorio Español. Other favorite roles include Olivia in the TBA Recommended production of Ageless (Quantum Dragon Theatre), Carla in In the Heights (Custom Made Theatre Co.), and Veronica in The Motherfucker with the Hat. Elena was awarded Best Actress by three film festivals for her leading role in the independent film My Culture. She studies dance and is a champion salsa dancer and instructor. Passionate about languages, this multi-lingual actress is reacquiring her native language Quechua and also speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, basic Mandarin, and just beginning German.