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Elena Ferrante-Martin

Elena Ferrante-Martin’s experiences working as a professional actress, singer, and dancer in theaters worldwide provided her with hands-on knowledge to pursue her love of directing, producing, and teaching in the Performing Arts. Over the past 21 years in education, Elena has shared that knowledge with over 5,000 students passionate about their process of becoming a musical theatre “triple threat,” actor, stage manager, or technical designer.


Over the past twenty-one years at Bishop Gorman High School, Elena has created new curriculum and courses in musical theatre performance and direction/choreography and re-invented the curriculum for both acting and technical theater while establishing eight different vocal ensembles. Elena has produced, directed, vocal directed & musically staged all of the main stage plays, main stage musicals, original dancer stories, mini musical touring productions, summer musical theatre camps, & hundreds of musical reviews, acting showcases, & one act plays creating extracurricular outreach for thousands of students. 


Elena Ferrante-Martin combines her life experiences as a working musical theatre performer with her academic studies of educational practices to drive her students to high achievements. Student achievements have been celebrated for 15 consecutive years by many National & State championships in Performance: Musical Theatre & Acting and Technical Theatre.


Elena Ferrante Martin is a two time recipient of the Theatre Educator of the Year Award in Nevada and a three time recipient of the Outstanding Direction Award for the Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards and the first recipient of the Father Querbes Award at Bishop Gorman for excellence in teaching.


Elena holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from Regis University.

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