Serena Lu was raised in Blaine, Minnesota, where she trained in classical ballet, theater, piano, and rhythmic gymnastics. From 2011-2018, she was on the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team and competed nationally and internationally at numerous World Cups and World Championships. She graduated with Honors from Princeton University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and certificates in Dance and Cognitive Sciences.
During her time at Princeton, Serena has performed works by Robert Battle (staged by Elisa Clark), Hofesh Shechter (staged by Alexandra Damiani), Crystal Pite (staged by Alexandra Damiani), and Omri Drumlevich. She has also studied with and learned the works of Netta Yerushalmy, Rebecca Lazier, Susan Marshall, Miguel Gutierrez, and Shannon Gillen. Upon graduating, she received the Outstanding Senior Dance Thesis prize in 2020.
Serena currently is a Company Artist with Movement Headquarters in NYC, where she has performed numerous works choreographed by Artistic Director Barry Kerollis. She is also currently filming an upcoming feature film to be released in 2022.
In her spare time, Serena is devoted to advocating for athlete voices and mental health as an Athlete Representative to USA Gymnastics and to the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee. She also enjoys playing the piano, choreographing, and writing.