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Liv Lorent MBE

Artistic Director, Choreographer


Studying at [Trinity] Laban allowed me to explore and discover the kind of dance-maker I wanted to be. There were many challenges, but ultimately they prepared and developed my practise for professional life. I worked with some brilliant fellow students who gave some fantastically committed performances in my early works. I didn’t spend 3 years being top of the class; but I was given the space and encouragement to discover what it was like to think differently and creatively. I feel that the freedom I was given at Laban was essential in allowing me to grow in my own way; it was definitely the right place for me to be at the time.

Liv Lorent MBE
Liv Lorent MBE


Liv Lorent graduated in 1993 with a BA (Hons) Dance. After graduating she established balletLORENT, representing the UK in the Deuxiéme Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales. Liv was an Associate Artist at The Place 1995-1996 and Resident Choreographer at Dance City, Newcastle. Supported by Arts Council England, balletLORENT has toured critically acclaimed family and adult productions for over a decade, including: Strange Glitter, The Ball, Angelmoth, la nuit intime, Designer Body, Underneath the Floorboards, Rapunzel and The Night Ball. Liv’s commissions include BalletBoyz, Scottish Dance Theatre, Singapore Dance Theatre, and regular collaborations with Northern Stage productions. Through balletLORENT’s touring and commissions, Liv’s productions have toured to Europe, the USA, India, China and Australia. Liv has received many awards for her choreography, including the Jerwood Choreography Award and an MBE for Services to Dance in 2014.