Elena Bardi is the assistant musical director and pianist for the Opera Ensemble. Elena is an outstanding pianist who was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. In 1992 she graduated from Tbilisi Conservatory and earned a master's degree in music education three years later. In 1996 Elena moved to the United States after being invited to teach at the Indiana University, South Bend. Her repertoire includes works for piano by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff. Currently, as a married mother of two boys, she is also the pianist for the Fort Wayne Ballet and teaches private lessons.