Lorena worked extensively as a dancer before establishing herself as a choreographer. After training at the Royal Ballet School, she graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 1995.
Her formative years were spent dancing with Michael Clark (1998-2006). Later with Mark Morris, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Aletta Collins and Arthur Pita.
Lorena’s theatre and opera choreography work includes: Oceane, Deutsch Opera, Berlin; Osud, Brno Opera, Czech Republic, director Robert Carsen; Once In a Lifetime, Young Vic, London, director Richard Jones; Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Houston Grand Opera and San Francisco Opera, director Lee Blakeley; Candide and The Importance of Being Earnest for Opéra National de Lorraine, director Sam Brown; Queen of Spades, English National Opera, dir David Alden; Triumph/Triumph, Handel/Barry, Karlsruhe Opera; Cotton Panic, Manchester International Festival; Die Fledermaus, Wermland Opera, Sweden; La Nozze de Figaro, Nevill Holt, England.
Lorena also regularly works within the Visual Arts, Fashion and Music. Collaborations include: an ongoing piece with Martin Creed, ‘Work1020’ has been performed in museums and theatres in Edinburgh, London, Chicago, New York, Kyoto, Brussels and Utrecht. ‘Sink’ a piece for 24 synchronised swimmers with Artist Janice Kerbel, Glasgow.
With photographer Nick Knight and Maison Margiela on a fashion film for 'SHOWstudio'. She has worked with Adele and Will Young. Also Bulgari, Adidas and Nike.
Lorena is currently collaborating with Martin Creed on a new film. She also teaches and choreographs at Mountview Music Theatre School.