In 1986 E. Bukharina graduated from Leningrad State Institute of Culture named after N.K. Krupskaya, in 2007 - the Retraining Academy for Workers of Culture, Art and Tourism of Moscow on the profession “Producing. Producer of puppet theatre”. After the institute she worked as an actress in the Vologda Puppet Theatre “Teremok”, the Vologda Region Drama Theatre, regional drama theatres of Vladimir and Archangelsk. She was an author of TV programs on Vologda television and also headed press-centers of big Vologda plants. Elena Bukharina is the director of the Vologda Regional Puppet Theatre since 2004. She has a lot of diplomas and letters of thanks.