Lorena worked extensively as a dancer before establishing herself as a choreographer. After classical ballet training, she graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School in contemporary dance and choreography. In her formative years she danced with the Michael Clark Company (1998-2006), with Mark Morris, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Aletta Collins, Arthur Pita and Charles Linehan, as well as in many productions for theatre, opera, performance art, fashion and film.
Her recent theatrical work includes the choreography for Into the Woods (2014), Sunday in the Park with George (2013) and Sweeney Todd (2011), all directed by Lee Blakeley at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, and for Candide (2013) and The Importance of Being Earnest(2012) directed by Sam Brown for Opéra National de Lorraine.
Her recent opera productions include The Queen of Spades for English National Opera and Sweeney Todd for San Francisco Opera. In 2018 she is choreographing a production of Die Fledermaus for Wermland Opera, Sweden.
In 2009-10 she researched and developed a show with the artist, Martin Creed, Work no:1020 which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London and the Museum of Modern Art, Chicago (2010-2012).
Lorena’s began by choreographing music videos and collaborative ‘shorts’ for Fashion and the Visual Arts. She then moved into choreography within the dance world, with two graduation pieces for London Contemporary Dance School (2007 and 2009). Working in a variety of genres, she collaborated in 2008 with photographer Nick Knight and Maison Margiela on a film for ‘showstudio’. Lorena has also worked with the singer, Will Young, choreographing his live performances (TV and concerts) and his latest music video, and choreographed commercials for Addidas and EDF energy in 2012.
Lorena often performs commissioned solo shows and ‘improvised installations’, most recently for ‘International Women’s Day’ at the Royal Academy of Art, London.