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, Robert Carsen); Once In a Lifetime (Young Vic, Richard Jones); Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lee Blakeley); Candide, The Importance of Being Earnest (Opéra National de Lorraine, Sam Brown); Queen of Spades (ENO, David Alden); Triumph/Triumph, Handel/Barry, Karlsruhe; Cotton Panic (Jane Horrocks, Manchester International Festival); Die Fledermaus (Sweden); Le nozze di Figaro (Nevill Holt).
Collaborations for Art, Fashion and Music include: Martin Creed, ‘Work1020’, 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 for a film for 'SHOWstudio'; with Adele and Will Young; also Bulgari, Adidas and Nike.