Elena is a native San Angeloan and Texas girl at heart. She shares her life with Husband Kevin and three children, Carson, Griffin and Eiley. Elena holds a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating from UT, Mrs. Kent worked professionally in Dallas under the representation of The Mary Collins Agency for 4 years s as well as working in theatre and performing in Lone Star Comedy Improvisation Troupe. In 2004, Elena began working with Angelo Civic Theatre's youth program where she served as Youth Director for 7 years.
Elena's credits in directing include many shows during her time as youth director at ACT including Wizard of Oz and Annie Get Your Gun. At Be Theatre, she has directed The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, Godspell, Jr., Pippi Longstocking, Motherhood Outloud, Grease, A Lunch Line and 2 X 5: The Music of Kander & Ebb. Elena also enjoys producing outreach programs such as partnerships with Concho Valley Home for Girls (Graceland), The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (Shakespeare on the Concho) and The Literature Alive Project in collaboration with the TGC Stephens Central Library.
Elena has enjoyed roles on stage as well. Favorites include Rose in Gypsy, Princess Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Ms. Hannigan in Annie, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Rosie Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie , Heidi in [title of show], and the ensemble casts of Motherhood Outloud and Forbidden Broadway in addition to several other roles and productions throughout the past 25 years.
Elena is super-over -the-top excited and honored to be directing Peter and the Starcatcher along side co-director, Marcus Osborn, at SAPAC's Black Box Theatre in the spring of 2018.