ELENA PORTER*** - Anca Rusu

Elena is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts and the University of Alberta BFA Acting programs. A few hats she wears include mother, small business owner, and an independent theatre producer. Selected credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Stage West), The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Cabaret (Citadel Theatre), A Winter’s Tale, Two Gentleman: The Musical (Freewill Shakespeare), Superman!, Little Fish (The Plain Janes), The Clean House, Days of Wine and Roses (Trunk Theatre), Midsummer: A Play with Songs, The Three Sisters, Star Killing Machine, Betrayal (Broken Toys Theatre), Tudor Queens: A Burlesque (Send in the Girls), Cleave (Tiny Bear Jaws), and Songs for Sinners and Saints (Catalyst Theatre), and Lungs (Shadow Theatre). Select film & TV credits include TOGO (Disney) and JANN (Seven 24 Films), and in 2018 was nominated for a Rosie award for Best Actress for her work in Greg’s Story: Falling Through The Cracks (Seven 24 Films). 

Fun fact: Elena can fit her whole fist in her mouth.

***Elena is participating in this production with permission from Canadian Actor’s Equity Association.