Teatro ZinZanni veteran and hand-balancer, Elena Borodina, was named 2010′s “Best Equilibrist” last year by the Seattle Weekly! She also recently became an American citizen, and can be seen in Teatro ZinZanni’s current production of Hail Caesar! playing now through August 28, 2011!
Sensual and strong, artful and athletic, Russian-born hand-balancer Elena Borodina floats across the “Moulin Rouge” spiegeltent like a gossamer dream. Elena’s world-famous handstand routine is no mere feat of gymnastic expertise; it is a work of art, a moving sculpture in which the human body is transformed by a flowing transparent veil. Elena has presented her fascinating and beguiling performance at the Wintergarten in Berlin, Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté in Dusseldorf, Circus Princessan Festival in Stockholm, “Weihnachszircusfestival” in Freiburg, Palazzo in Amsterdam and Vienna, Roncalli’s Circus with Classic Music in Dortmund, Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione in Paris, and Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco. Elena’s act was decorated with the silver medal at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, France.