Lena Adele Wolfe is a native of Tucson, Arizona, where she began her studies of dance. She refined her classical training in ballet, jazz, tap and modern while fulfilling a B.F.A. at the nationally recognized University of Arizona School of Dance. While attending U of A, Lena had the honor of being part of a group of students selected to perform Martha Graham’s “Panorama” at Centennial Hall in a mixed bill with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Immediately after graduation, Lena toured internationally through eastern China with Art.If.Act Dance Project on the Great American Dance Tour. She spent her summers studying at intensives with Ballet Tucson, The Edge PAC, Rockettes, and the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop where she was invited to be a performing apprentice with Interweave Dance Theater.
Ms. Wolfe is currently a performing artist based in NYC. Her NYC performance highlights include dancing for the holiday window reveal at Saks Fifth Avenue, Broadway Bares 27, 28, and 29, and a number of immersive performance events with Cirque du Nuit.
While residing in Seattle, WA, Lena was an aerialist with the performative mythology cirque troupe, The Cabiri, and The Chandelier in Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s renowned burlesque group’s performance of Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. She could also be seen performing at Chop Shop, Full Tilt, and small venues around the Seattle area.
In addition to being a dancer, Ms. Wolfe holds a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of Arizona and was an optical engineer on the original launch team for Microsoft HoloLens, the first consumer-grade augmented reality device. Her career aspirations aim to combine dance and technology, through mixed reality immersive performance with entertainment technology and human computer interaction.