Lena Gilbert is a New York based actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and media coach.  

She is an engaging and passionate teacher and choreographer of musical theater with deep roots in the artistry of ballet and modern dance. She has an international teaching and performance resume, and earned an MFA in Dance from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Lena's love of craft and technique as well as her commitment to the individual in all her students celebrates the full-blooded humanity in dance. She considers her work successful only when it is also fun.

SOOP Theatre Company is her home as resident choreographer.

As an actor, she's worked with award-winning playwrights Cynthia Robinson, Rich Orloff and Alan Stolzer

Some of Lena's favorite roles include: Lainie in Lee Blessing's Two Rooms, Annelle in Steel Magnolias and Tango Dancer in Evita.   

As a singer, Lena performs with Bruce Lazarus in his original work Carrolling: The Lewis Carroll Project.

She has studied song improv with Bobby McFerrin and comedy improv at UCB with Shannon O'Neill.

She has extensive experience teaching ballet specifically to musical theater actors.  

In roller derby, she skates under the name PASSIUS PLAY.

Member Actors Equity.