"Don't let her calm demeanor and sweet appearance fool you."
Elina is cast in a principal role in "Hedgehog", a film about the Ukrainian war seen from the eyes of a 6-year-old girl. Filming starts in April 2022.
Elina plays a lead role in the pilot presentation "Perimeter", filming in May 2021.
Elina released her first short film "Edgar" on March 1st, 2021. The film is her directorial debut.
"Edgar" is currently in the festival run and was nominated as "Best Dance Film" at Paris Art and Movie Awards.
"Silk City" wins "Best Dance Film" at Paris Art and Movie Awards 2020. It is the first time in festival's history that the same artist appears in two different films.
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Elina Golde is a bicoastal actress and an award-winning ballerina.
Elina is the first ballet dancer from Finland to have danced with the iconic American Ballet Theatre. She was the recipient of the "Igor Youskevitch Award" in New York and the "Pro Dance Award" in Helsinki, Finland.
Born in the old Soviet Union and immigrated to Finland at the age of 5. A few years later Elina began her ballet training in Helsinki. As a young promising dancer she received a scholarship in Helsinki and completed her training in Paris, Cannes, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
Elina started her professional career in her teens with the Finnish National Ballet and was shortly after invited to join the renowned American Ballet Theatre in New York City.
After spending over a decade with ABT, working with some of the ballet world's biggest names (such as Twyla Tharp, Natalia Makarova, Irina Kolpakova, Alexei Ratmansky) and touring the world she discovered her love for acting.
The transition to film felt natural and Elina started collaborating with filmmakers incorporating dance in film as well as acting in independent projects.
Elina is actively perfecting her craft in New York City and Los Angeles.
She recently created the role of Teensy in a pilot episode of Perimeter and was cast as a Guest Star in the TV-series "The Big Leap" (FOX, Hulu).
Elina is also passionate about creating her own work. She recently completed her first short film "Edgar" which she directed, produced and performed in.
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Behind the scenes from the shoot "i know why the bright eye dies", Los Angeles CA.