Elena Velasco a member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA, has been performing and directing professionally for over fifteen years, having appeared at the Kennedy Center, Theatre Alliance, Discovery Theatre, Imagination Stage, Signature Theatre STAGES, and in several films, commercials, and TV shows.   Her directing and choreography credit highlights:  Las Aventuras de Tio Conejo , The Armadillo’s Song (Synetic Family Theatre); Once on this Island , big the musical, Seussical, Anything Goes (Chalice); 1776 (Keegan Theatre-choreography); Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, Anne of Green Gables, Seussical (MVCCT); Maricela de la Luz , Pajama Game, Cinderella, Pirates of Penzance, Into the Woods, Joseph and the…Dreamcoat (area family theaters).  Ms. Velasco also has worked for over a decade as a teaching artist in residencies and outreach programs throughout the DC Metropolitan area, partnering with such organizations as Synetic Family Theater, Imagination Quest, Interact Story Theater, the Newseum, Hirschorn Museum, and in public and private schools. As the Director of Outreach for Educational Theatre Company, she develops original student musicals and serves as director for their adult performing company, Shakespeare in the Schools.  She earned her theatre degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Catholic University.