Lorens Portalatin

Lorens Portalatin Lorens Portalatin is a bionic go-getter with a passion for the arts. She is a native Puerto Rican island girl who has made her home in Texas over the last 15 years. She grew up with a love for theatre that was fueled by a decade's worth of dance classes and many trips to Half Price Books for original Broadway soundtracks. With the support of her mother, she started her performance career while dancing in the children’s ensemble of local Nutcracker productions which led to auditioning for her first musical in 2005. During that production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Lorens shocked herself by being able to sing, and surprisingly well! She went on to audition in the community and was cast in Theatre Arlington’s youth shows which led to her first professional experience at the Jubilee Theatre. By age 16 Lorens had started her professional musical theatre career in DFW. Some of her favorite roles at local theatres include Nina in the regional premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS at Artes de la Rosa, Chris Hargensen in Ohlook Performing Arts Center’s CARRIE and Janet Van De Graaff in North Tarrant Regional Theatre’s production of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE.

In 2011, shortly after attending community college while pursuing her musical theatre career Lorens suffered from excruciating nerve and lower back pain. After several doctor’s visits, her only option for normalcy was a spinal fusion. During her recovery process, Lorens adjusted to the newly placed metal in her body and stayed creatively busy. She started her own event company in 2013, Enchanimated, which specializes in children’s events and opening night soirées. And she dove right into the deep end of the mermaid community with mermaid performances on shows such as Good Morning Texas and creating custom mermaid accessories for other performers.

Most recently, Lorens was seen onstage for the first time since her spinal fusion in Theatre Arlington’s production of LEGALLY BLONDE. She is excited to return to her studies and will be attending KD Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts in the fall of 2017 for the Musical Theatre program. For BroadwayWorld.com, Lorens serves as the social media intern for Broadway World’s Dallas and Fort Worth area.



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BWW Interview: Behind the Magic with Meredith Scott of ALADDIN at Dallas Summer Musicals
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BWW Interview: Behind the Magic of ALADDIN with Kate McDoniel at Dallas Summer Musicals
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BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at North Texas Performing Arts
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Calling all Super Troupers! North Texas Performing Arts presents MAMMA MIA at Willow Bend Center of the Arts. ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

BWW Review: ELLA ENCHANTED THE MUSICAL at Dallas Children's Theater
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BWW Vlog: EVITA at Music Theatre Of Denton Part 1
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BWW Review: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW at Dallas Children's Theater
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