From the performance "Fiesta" / photo credit: Stefan N. Shterev
Graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Kr. Sarafov" (NATFA) in 2017 in the class of Prof. Plamen Markov. Her debut on the professional stage was in 2017 with the role of Amanda in "4000 Miles" by Amy Herzog at the Theatre 199, directed by Vladimir Lyutskanov.
Next roles: She played in "11:27" in Theatre-Laboratory Sfumato, director Elitsa Yovcheva, "The Physics of Sorrow" by Georgi Gospodinov, director Margarita Mladenova in Theatre-Laboratory Sfumato and in Drama Theatre Sliven. Her roles include Angela in "The Deer King" by Carlo Gozzi, director Anastasia Sabeva, Azaryan Theatre, The Woman in "Indirect Damage" by Svetlana Alexievich, director Maxima Boeva, Azaryan Theatre, Elena in "Wedded to Heaven", director Trayana Minkova, Yalta Art Room, the sister in "Luck with the Rusty Revolver", director Eva Danailova, Plovdiv Drama Theatre.
She was part of the troupe of the Bulgarian Army Theatre with the roles: Alibech in "Decameron", directed by Diana Dobreva, Elaine Harper in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and Gavrilitsa in "Albena", directed by Krasimir Spasov.
In 2022, Elena became part of the troupe of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre.
Her roles are Micheto in "Horo" by Anton Strashimirov, directed by Vasilena Radeva, "Fiesta" a physical theatre performance by Andrea Gavriliou, Drusilla in "Caligula" by Albert Camus, directed by Diana Dobreva, Nina in "The Footnotes", directed by Katya Petrova.
She is the winner of the Icarus Award 2020 in the Debut category (collective award for the six actresses in the play "Indirect Damage", directed by Maxima Boeva).
During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, you can watch Elena Ivanova in the following performances: "Caligula", "The Footnotes", "Horo", "Fiesta", "Mermaid" and "The Petrovs in and Around the Flu".