A gymnast from the age of 4, Elena Marina has been performing most of her life. Elena trained in Sports Acrobatics, teaching her the essential disciplines; flexibility, strength and poise.
At the age of 9, stepping into the world of Circus was a natural progression, combining her lifetime of skills with this wonderful art form, and quickly took to becoming an aerial artiste. She continued her training at the Circus Maniacs Youth Circus for 7 years where she learnt not only the art of aerial but plate spinning, unicycle, jugging and much more…
Elena now specialises in aerial silks, rope and hoop, varying in different styles from traditional to cirque to corporate.
In the years that followed, Elena spent her time travelling the world to perform at corporate events and competing in famous international circus competitions; winning a medal at Les Pistes Aux Espoirs in 1998. Whilst performing around the world, Elena proved she was capable of more than just her athleticism by obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from Nottingham Trent University.
Elena trained in varying dance styles including Flamenco, Contemporary, and Ballet. She is also a trained classical pianist, giving her a unique understanding of rhythm and melody. Further to her physical and academic achievements, Elena is also a professional model; performing in fashion shows, catwalk, photographic and promotional corporate events around the UK.
Credits include: BBC, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Vivid Diamonds, Nikki Beach (Thailand) and Nintendo.
Any Other Name – Hoop Act
A beautifully lyrical piece, which moves you to the very soul. Aerial hoop performed to Any Other Name by Thomas Newman, featured in the film American Beauty. Costume is a white lace. Suitable for weddings, valentines, white, heaven, snow themed events.
Somnium – Hoop Act
A very beautiful hoop act, performed to music from Cirque Du Soleil’s Journey of Man. Builds an electric atmosphere. A stunning combination of elegance, flexibility and poise. Perfect for any event, especially cirque, circus, themes, and weddings.
Hot Fuss – Hoop Act
A sexy burlesque style number performed on Hoop to Christina Aguilara’s Hot Fuss. Something to raise the temperature of any event…
Black Swan – Hoop Act
Aerial hoop with a difference! A gorgeous ballerina who is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan – Princess Odette slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Tear Drop – Silks Act
Modern silks performed to Massive Attack’s Tear Drop. Very popular with Urban styled events. Opens with a dramatic drop, plunging head first towards the floor… a real crowd pleaser!
A Paris La Nuit – Silks Act
A sassy little number performed to Pink Martini’s Sympatique. Very French silks act perfect for Moulin rouge, red, valentines, circus themed events. Also available as a duo synchronised silks
– performed by Etoile Rouge as featured on the BBC.
Moulin Rouge – Silks Act
El Tango Del Roxanne – Can be performed on silks or hoop. Quite a sexy, strong number. Perfect for Moulin rouge, French, circus, show girl themed performances.
Noire – Silks Act
A sharp cell block tango act. Perfect for any Chicago, cabaret or black themed events.
En Pointe – Trapeze Act
Trapeze en pointe! Watch as this elegant ballerina floats through the air en pointe! Defying gravity itself Elena Marina twists and tumbles on trapeze whilst balancing on her toes.
Ringmaster – Trapeze & Meet & Greet Act
Available as a meet and greet performance this sassy ringmaster is the perfect way to set the scene for any event. Also available as champagne pourer.
Underwater – Rope Act
Beautiful aquatic themed costume. Can be incorporated into a silks or hoop act. Several options of music depending on the mood of the event.
Feelin’ Good In A Man’s World – Pole Act
A sensual, yet classy modern pole dance. Can be made more contemporary and balletic or more sexy depending on the style of the event.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.