Rayna is very excited to be a part of The Buttcracker this year!! After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah and completing the Actor Training Program, Elena moved to Chicago to pursue her career in theatre and dance. Rayna received her dance training from various studios including Children’s Ballet Theatre, Janet Grey Studios, Classical Ballet Classes, and Thompson Lane Entertainment. She is trained in Irish step dance, ballet, jazz, modern, hip- hop, contemporary, and musical theatre dance. Favorite productions include Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Chorus Line as Diana. Rayna is dancing in her second season with Ascendence Dance Chicago as a guest artist, and was an original member of Salt Lake based dance group, Arts of Chaos, in which the main focus was collaboration with local DJs. She was most recently seen in the Ensemble of The Fly Honey Show at The Den Theatre. Rayna is thrilled to bring a little sweet and sour to this production as the Rat King/Sugar Plum Fairy!