About Elena


Elena Sartison grew up in Siberia, began modeling internationally as a teen, and now lives and thrives in New York City. Blending her striking high-fashion looks with unique street style, Elena has already made a name for herself globally at just twenty years old. With big dreams and a can-do attitude, Elena Sartison is just getting started on her journey as a model. Yet critics around the world are already taking notice:



“Elena has a look that is delicate yet has an underlying fierceness that can’t be ignored.”


All About Models loves Elena’s look. This girl has that ‘je ne sais quoi!”
All About Models


“Elena is conquering the fashion world and hearts of fans.”


How it all began

Elena was first scouted by an agent on her way to school in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The agent quickly recognized Elena’s innate talent and her tireless work ethic, and soon fourteen-year-old Elena earned her first big break by traveling to Asia, then Europe, and finally the United States.


Elena has worked in iconic cities like Paris, London, and Milan. For Elena, who is half-Russian and half-German, the chance to work in so many different countries was eye-opening and exciting.


After pausing her modeling career to focus on her studies for a year, Elena Sartison has made a splash in the fashion industry once again. She lives in the bright and bustling city of New York and is represented by one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Elena has done photoshoots for advertorials for major brands like Dolce & Gabbana, and she has graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Elle, Nylon, Grazia magazine and more.


Daily Life

How do models around the world juggle busy schedules and crazy deadlines? For Elena, there’s nothing better than starting off the day with an early morning swim. She devoted many years to being a professional swimmer back in Russia, and she even finished third in the Russian Swimming Championships. Whenever she can, Elena still loves to wake up early and go for a swim to feel energized, invigorated, and ready to take on the day!


Elena is all about healthy living and fitness. In addition to swimming she loves gymnastics, running, yoga and horseback riding. She encourages her fans to work hard and believe in themselves, and she is always looking for ways to share fitness tips and beauty or skincare advice.