Elena started ballet at an early age. Her love of dance led her to a career as a ballet teacher. After graduating from the Institute of ‘Culture and Art’ in Russia, she became a ballet master and director. The dance theatre ‘ARABESKI’ under the direction of Elena and Sergey Petrakov has represented the Republic of Kazakhstan at international competitions in Sweden, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Spain and Italy. Gold medals, Grand Prix and 1st places are proof of the high level of the ensemble’s participants. The creative team, led by Elena Petrakova, has repeatedly been awarded ‘Best Team of the Year’ in Kazakhstan and Russia. Elena Petrakova has become a key figure in Kazakhstan’s ballet culture. Today Elena passes on her knowledge, skills and experience to the students of the TALENT ACADEMY.