Yelena Osinova was born in Yerevan, Armenia. While living in Baky, Azerbaijan, she studied at the Music School for Talented and Advanced students as a piano major. She continued her education at the Conservatory of Baky from 1975-1980 where she received her Master’s Degree in Music Theory and Music History. She then went on to teach music and theory before moving to the United States. In 2007, Yelena began as a pianist at Performance Arts Center and the next year Pasadena Dance Theater where she remains today. She has also been a pianist at Westside Ballet Academy, Santa Monica College, and most recently CalArts. In 2010 Yelena was invited by Gelsey Kirkland to accompany her in master dance classes at the Los Angeles Ballet School.