Directing credits include Arthur Miller’s, ALL MY SONS, Lyle Kessler’s, ORPHANS, for the International City Theater, the West Coast premiere of David Mamet’s, SPEED THE PLOW, at the Odyssey Theatre, and Clifford Odets’AWAKE AND SING! at the Odyssey, the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Pittsburgh Public Theater.
Elina first directed AWAKE AND SING! as a PRT Co-Op production in 1993! For Deaf West, she directed and adapted ROMEO AND JULIET: CIRCUS VERONA.
A casting director for 15 years, her casting credits include, DEAD POETS’SOCIETY, DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D., and ABC Daytime.
She’s taught acting at UCLA and UCI Extensions and coaches privately. Her clients include Eva Longoria (Y and R), Snoop Doggie Dogg (Bones) and Stacey Dash (Clueless).
Elina lives in Santa Monica with her daughter, Megan