Born in the Orenburg Region, Elena Glushenko finished the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk State Pedagogical College in 1988. She graduated from the Vocal Department of the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts in 1994 and, as a graduate assistant, developed her singing skills under Professor Galina Alekseyko up to 1998.
In 1993 Elena Glushenko started her teaching career at the Department of Scenic Speech, Theatre Faculty of the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts. Later she continued to perform pedagogical work at the Department of Solo and Opera Singing, Music Faculty of the Far Eastern State Institute of Arts, where she has worked up to now.
From 1994 to 2002 Elena Glushenko was a soloist at the Classical Opera Theatre in Vladivostok. She served as a chorus singer at the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre from 2013 and at the Chorus of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre from 2016. From 2017 she has been a Director of the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Her singing received much acclaim and attention. She often presented Russia abroad and was a success in Japan, South Korea and China.
Elena Glushenko is a regular jury member at international, territorial or regional competitions. She helps singers to improve their professional skills in international projects or masterclasses given by well-known Russian or foreign singers or tutors.
Elena Glushenko was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor in 2018.