Lorna Ventura is a performer and choreographer, with a long list of credits, from Broadway to Film and Television. Her passion and inclination for visual story telling has been fostered for many years.
On Broadway, she’s worked as an Associate Choreographer, alongside George C. Wolfe and Kenny Roberson in HARLEM SONG, Christopher Ashley in ALL SHOOK UP!, and Kathleen Marshall, on “Nice Work if you Can Get It” through an SDC Observorship.
Some of her recent awards include, Honorable Mention for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography- 2010-11 NY Musical Theater Festival for ”Frog Kiss A Musical.” She just mounted the full production at Virginia Stage where she received great notice. “DANCE BREAK 2011” BC Beats 2013 the must see industry showcases for emerging Broadway choreographers. Her original work will be showcased at Ailey Citigroup this fall.
Broadway credits as a performer include: Joe Mantello and Mark Platt’s WICKED (Midwife), Des McAnuff’s HOW TO SUCCED IN BUSINESS (Miss. Krumholtz), and Tommy Tune’s GREASE (Rizzzo). Lorna has had the pleasure of sharing the Broadway stage with Ben Vereen, Chita Rivera, Jennifer Holiday and Joel Grey to name a few.
On the big screen as well as television, she has had the opportunity to hone her craft working alongside impressive Directors, such as: James Mangold in KATE AND LEOPLOD, and Fred Scheppisi in IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY. Lorna has also choreographed several episodes for seasons one, two and three for GOSSIP GIRL, including: VALLEY GIRLS, IN THE REALM OF BASES, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIE, HI SOCIETY and DISCO STICK and the new pilot of “CARRIE DIARIES”.
Choreographing, for the stage and screen, has allowed Lorna to think visually and helped her transition into the Director’s seat. “The Dancer Chronicles” marks her debut as a documentary filmmaker. Her films have been official selections for Hot Docs, Docutah, Female Eye film FF, Big Apple FF and New York Women in Film.