Was born in a year of Fire Horse under the sign of Leo, quite some time ago. Measurements: 90x60x90 (inner age x IQ x weight in pounds).
Professions in Russia: a security guard, a leader of a band, a director of an amateur theatre, a teacher, a director of a professional theatre, a director of advertisement, a director of TV programs, a stage artist, a private in Russian army, an art director of a Youth Studio, an editor, a TV host, a carpenter etc.
Elena Schirova came to Russian Theatre Calgary to a play “Pyjamas for Six” by Mark Camoletti. Her portrayal of Jacqueline, a difficult role with multiple layers, was brilliant and received a high praise by both audience and critics.
Since childhood Elena was very active in amateur theatres and clubs, however after immigrating to Canada, she turn to art and became an artist: first art lessons, first paintings, it helped Elena to fill the void of lack of acting. When she found out about the Russian Theatre Calgary, and saw its production “Miriam” twice, Elena contacted the Theatre’s director Valery Paschuk asking to accept her to the Theatre. The first reading of Camoletti’s “Pygama” clearly showed that Elena and Jacqueline are made for each other, and the Russian Theatre Calgary got another star: Elena Schirova.
5 years experience in the KVN ("Club of merry and quick-witted"). From 1996 to 2000 - the team captain of the Nizhnevartovsk "Siberian Valenki." The team was the winner of multiple municipal, county and regional festivals and took part in regional festivals.
From 2002 to 2005 - Director of "Autoradio-Nizhnevartovsk" FM station.
Studio Coordinator, Teacher