Classical Ballet, Modern and more
Green Bay School of Dance
Green Bay School of Dance 1998-2004
Originally from Door County, WI, Elena started her classical ballet training at the age of 13 at The Green Bay School of Dance under the direction of Timothy Josephs. Her passion and talent for dance earned her a scholarship to attend UW-Madison in 2005. Prior to her senior year at UW, Santiago left Wisconsin to pursue her lifelong goal to train at The Ailey School in New York City. While attending the Ailey School she studied with Ann Marie Forsythe, Milton Myers, Nancy Turano, Garciela Kozak and Kevin Predmore, among many others. After three years of training, Santiago received her certificate from the Ailey School and returned to UW to complete her Bachelors of Science in Dance in May 2012. Santiago has been fortunate to perform works by Timothy Josephs, Jin-Wen Yu, Chris Walker, Tina Bush, Darrel Moultrie, Early Mosley, Alan Sener, Guy Thorne, and Garth Fagan.