Elena Leonidovna Malcı was born in 1979 in Belarus. She spent her childhood training ballet, modern dance and playing piano. She is a graduate of Belarus University in the Faculty of Law. She moved to Izmir in 2002 and began working as jurist in Turkey. She met Pilates through Cengizhan Ucgun due to the problems she suffered in her lumbar spine after the birth of her second child. Her focus dramatically shifted to Pilates after the two surgeries she had. She realised the healing power of pilates both in mind and body when executed and taught in correct biomechanics and awareness. Developing this passion, in 2013, she completed Body Art and Science International CTTC in Istanbul, and later on founded E'line BASI Host studio in Izmir, Turkey. She is also a registered Yoga teacher and a family constellation therapist.