Mrs. Elaine Russell (the Boss)
Elaine is the Director/head choreographer and owner with husband Mr. Russell for the Russell’s Dance and Baton Studio’s that has been in existence since 1996 in Chester County, PA. Elaine has been involved avidly as a judge, twirler, supporter, coach and instructor for over 35 years in many organizations – TU, DMA, NBTA, AAU, TOB, and TIA. Elaine is a former majorette, baton twirler, dancer, and a model throughout her career in the performing arts. She trained in Philadelphia in baton twirling, ballet, tap and modeling. Following highschool she went onto receive a business degree along with following her passion of modeling. She has taught students from the age of three through college and throughout PA, NJ, DE, VA, and OH. In addition her students have won several national and world championships as solo students, as well as her Russell’s All Star Twirling team which is ranked one of the best in the world in several organziations. The All Star Team has traveled to Las Vegas, Hawaii, Cancun, Carnival Cruise Lines and throughout the USA. Her students have gone onto colleges, full scholarships at West Chester University, Penn State, Pitt, North Dakota State, University of Nebraska, West Virginia University, High Point, Kutztown University and more.
Elaine is the artistic director currently for the Millersville University Marching Band, Octorara Marching Band, Coatesville Area Dance program at Scott MS, Russell’s All Star Twirlers, Russell’s All Star Dance Company, Russells All Star Acro Team and programs, camps and clinics across Chester County. Her motto is: "Loving what you do! Being the best you canbe and loving it with the Russell's!" You will See Mrs Russell at every studio, still twirling and dancing and enjoying every moment with her studio family!
Elaine is so proud of her studio and the legacy! She now is teaching her second generation of students and still after 35 years of teaching, continues to choreograph, judge around the country and teach 7 days a week.