Ellena Alekseyeva was born in 1965 in Smolensk. She graduated at the Gnesin Music Academy under Valentina Zvereva. Since 1989 she has been an accompanist at the Gnesin Academy.
Successful in a number of national and international competitions, since 1995 she has worked with the charitable ‘New Names’ of the Moscow Cultural Foundation. Ellena Alekseyeva teaches in the Annual International masterclasses in Moscow and Suzdal presented by the Moscow Cultural Foundation. In collaboration with the Union of Russian Composers she is a regular participant in the Moscow Autumn Festival of Chamber Music. She has appeared in concert in Russia, Germany and Italy, and has recorded the music of young Russian composers.