Elena was born in city of Volgograd. Since three years was
engaged in art gymnastics and at once has declared itself as a
rare nugget. Therefore at once it was enlisted in combined team
of the region. In 7 years in view of exception it was admitted
on allied competitions where participated the best ten years'
girls of the country. With a huge separation, having won I-st
place, Elena receives the I-st adult category and becomes a member
of youth combined team of Zenith club. The set of champion titles,
an advancing of allied classifications, the state grant have not
stopped before a choice - gymnastics or ballet.
In 10 years she was accepted in Leningrad Choreographic school
during five minutes by the supreme points and it is authorized
on management fund in view of unique set of all data. Despite
of successes in study, on the big industrial practice, on the
quivering attitude of teachers and administrations to the talented
girl, Elena was necessary to leave from Leningrad because of a
Without attending lectures, over one year of training of a choreography,
Elena was accepted in the Moscow choreographic school at 3-rd
year of training. Study in the Moscow school combined with employment
by art gymnastics.
Studying in 5/8 class, Lena has received the invitation to study
in the Voronezh choreographic school with prospect of granting
of all conditions for study, practice and participation in competitions.
Studying at II-nd rate, she became the winner of the All-Russia
competition of Vaganov in Leningrad. The same year she was taken
under the control of the Ministry of culture, as extremely talented
Studying at III-rd rate, E. Knyazkova has passed selection competition
(on the top stage of the Big theatre) and was named by S.I. Golovnina
the first applicant for the international ballet competition in
In 17 years Elena has graduated the Voronezh choreographic school
on S. Dorofeeva's class with the red diploma and three supreme
points 5 + in special subjects, and was invited in many theatres
of the country (Minsk, Moscow, Voronezh and many others) as a
prima with granting an apartment. She was also invited by S. Golovnina
training at Academy.
Lena has chosen troupe «Russian Ballet».
Right after release has danced performances "Gizell"
and « Don Quixote » with national actor of Russia V. Gordeev.
In 1990 Elena has won at the International competition of ballet
dancers in Varna.