Elena Grinenko, professional National & World Ballroom dance champion, joined Broadway Theatre Project’s 2013 season once again this year as a guest artist. Grinenko’s day began with a Q&A session in which she shared her insight and wisdom of the professional dance industry with the apprentices. Later in the day, she worked with the apprentices in more intimate sized groups on how to master the basic techniques of Latin dance.
Elena is best known as one of the professional dancers on the ABC television series “Dancing with the Stars”. She starred as lead dancer in “Latin Fusion” on Broadway, which eventually evolved into the now-popular touring show, “Ballroom With A Twist”. Elena owns Grinya Talent Agency.
Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization, is the renowned musical theatre intensive that provides its apprentices with critical training in the disciplines of acting, dancing and singing, taught by a faculty of accomplished educators and performers. As part of its mission, the program strives to engender apprentices with the personal skills necessary to work and survive in the professional world of performing arts. 2013 Artistic Directors are Debra McWaters and Darren Gibson.
Broadway Theatre Project’s 23rd season is currently taking place July 7- 28, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Elena joins the ranks of Gregory Hines, Austin Pendleton, Julie Andrews, Joel Grey, and Patti Lupone, among many others as a guest faculty member at the Project.
The Broadway Theatre Project’s festival performances take place at 3:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m on July 27th at the University of South Florida. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or http://bit.ly/12XgZRu.