Elena Stejko

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
40 - 50
Height
170cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
International
Skills
Actor, Director, Voice Artist
Hair
Blonde
Eye
Blue
Memberships
Actors Equity NZ

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Feature Photo
Elena Stejko

Credits

Television

2015
Lady with Dog
Philips 'Spider-man'
Flying Fish
Fredrik Bond
2014
Sonia
Agent Anna: Series 2
Great Southern Television
Vanessa Alexander
2007
Claudia - Lead
The Promise
Fuji TV Japan
2002
Larisa Antonova
Shortland Street
South Pacific Pictures
Murray Keane and Tessa Hoffe
2002
Nina
Mercy Peak - Series 4
South Pacific Pictures
Ian Mune
2001
Russian Lady
Spin Doctors
Comedia Pictures
Various
2001
Nina
Mercy Peak
South Pacific Pictures
Mark Piper (Series 1,2,3)

Feature Film

2012
Pauline Ivanovich
What We Do In The Shadows
Unison Films
Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement
2008
Nadia - Lead
Russian Snark
Godzone Snark Productions
Stephen Sinclair
2003
Natasha
Birth, Death and Bits In Between
Ian Mune
2001
Nurse
Toy Love
Harry Sinclair

Short Film

2001
Mercedes
Rockababe
Kirsty Cameron
White Russian
Out Look for Thursday Night
Grimas
Lead
Russian Bride
Stephen Sinclair

Stage

2013
Director
Intimacies
Musgrove Studio
Elena Stejko
2013
Director
Sweet Things
Musgrove Studio
Elena Stejko
2013
Judith
Boeing Boeing
Fortune Theatre
Lara MacGregor
2013
Olga Ivinskaya
Midnight In Moscow
Auckland Theatre Company
Colin McColl
2012
Yulia
Where Are You My Only One
Independent
Cameron Rhodes
2012
Natasha
A Shortcut to Happiness
Circa Theatre, Wellington
Ross Jolly
2011
Natasha
A Shortcut to Happiness
Fortune Theatre, Dunedin
Lara Macgregor
2011
Popova Madam
The Bear
Outbox Theatre
Elena Stejko
2010
Lady Capulet
Romeo & Juliet
Auckland Theatre Company
Willem Wassenaar
2001
She
Gentle Spirit
Vadim Ledogorov
1998
Anya
Cherry Orchard - A Chekhov
Vadim Ledogorov
She (lead)
We Make Choices
Elena Stejko

Commercial

2009
Daughter
Australia Women's
2009
Art Critic
Chupa Chups - "Taking the Picasso"
Curious Ltd
2001
Air Hostess
Whitikers Chocolate Bar
Flying Fish
Grant LaHood
1998
Woman
Leopard Beer
Film Construction
Larry

Video

Angels Heap
Clip for Finn Brothers
Margaret Slater Productions
Christine Jeffs

Training

2012
Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards
Winner: Actress of the Years for 'A Short Cut to Happiness'
2010
QANTAS Film & Television Awards
Nominee: Best Actress in a Feature Film for 'Russian Snark'
2010
Maverick Movie Awards (USA)
Nominee: Best Supporting Actress for 'Russian Snark'
15 Years International Experience:
Actress. Acting Tutor. Director. Singer and Dancer
1987 - 1991
Kiev State University of Art
Theatre Staging and Artistic Mastership
1976 - 1982
Kiev Public University of Art
Classical and Contemporary Ballet
Ballet
1975 - 1983
Kiev State Musical School, Ukraine
Piano Classes
Piano

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
7
Clothing Size
Female - 8
Waist
61cm
Neck
30cm
Bra Size
B
Bust
87cm
Hip
88cm
Natural Accent
Russian
Ethnicity
European
Accents
American Standard, Latino, Russian
Languages
Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, English
Hair Length
Shoulder Length
Hair Style
Straight
Instrumental
Piano / Keyboard
Dance
Ballet, Jazz, Latin, Modern
Singing
Blues, Pop
Singing Range
Mezzo, Mezzo Soprano
Sport
Fencing, Ice Skating, Tennis
Circus
Mime
Drivers Licences
Car
Professional Skills
Actor, Director, Voice Artist

Photos


Notes

The Russian-born actor and director Elena Stejko studied at the University of Culture in Kiev from 1987 to 1991, and worked as an actor and young director for various theatre companies in Russia. In 1993, Elena started tutoring Russian Acting Technique in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she also worked as a freelance director and actor. Since moving to New Zealand in 1995 Elena has had an active career as an actor, teacher and stage director. Her screen work includes the female lead in the NZ Feature Film “Russian Snark” for which she was nominated Best Actress in a Feature Film in the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards and the lead role in a Japanese TV drama, “The Promise”. Elena has had numerous guest roles in New Zealand TV drama, including “Shortland Street”, “Spin Doctors” and “Mercy Peak”, and has appeared in numerous short films. Theatre productions in New Zealand include Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Bear”, “The Meek” by Frederick Dostoevsky and “We make Choices” based on the work of Neil Simon. She played Lady Capulet in the Auckland Theatre Company’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” then went on to win a Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Best Actress of the Year in 2012 for her role in Roger Hall’s “A Short Cut to Happiness” in both the Fortune Theatre and Circa Theatre productions. Revisiting the Auckland Theatre Company for “Midnight in Moscow” in 2013 and returning to Fortune Theatre to play Judith in “Boeing Boeing”. Elena has also worked extensively as a casting director for various film and television projects and commercials. As a writer Elena worked with Christine Jeffs on the acclaimed NZ feature film “Rain”. For nearly twenty years, in a number of countries, Elena has been teaching and tutoring acting techniques based on principles of Michael Chekhov and Constantin Stanislavsky. Her courses are now something of an institution in Auckland, and Elena’s Actors Studio is becoming a focus for professional development and excellence. What Reviewers say - WHERE ARE YOU MY ONLY ONE? As Yulia, Elena Stejko is absolutely stunning. It’s one of the best performances I’ve seen all year; she stands somewhere in the middle of a girl and a woman, a girl who just wants a better life for herself and a woman who knows that it just isn’t that simple. Most of all, she makes the audience root for her; she imbues her character with a disarming forthrightness and winning softness that makes us want her to be happy. It’s an earnest, thrilling performance that I just want to throw adjectives at. – The Lumiere. Stejko shines brilliantly in the most fully-written role – her emotional authenticity is vital. - The Herald