Serena Chu was born in Long Beach, New York, where she received her early training at the School of American Ballet, and participated in the 1990 Workshop performance of Puss in Boots by Robert LaFosse, as well as many performances with New York City Ballet. She was a member of Sarasota Ballet before joining Tulsa Ballet in 1999, where she reached the rank of Demi-Soloist. Serena has also danced with Gettysburg Ballet Theater, Huntington Ballet Theater, and most recently Ballet Des Moines in which she helped initiate its standing as a new full time company. Her extensive repertory includes featured roles in works from choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Nacho Duato, George Balanchine, Ben Stevenson, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Stanton Welch, Ma Cong, Tony Fabre, Marius Petipa and Jules Perrot.
Serena has been featured in Dance Magazine, was seen on the cover of The Tulsa World in Carmina Burana, and was a NFAA Arts Award recipient. She has also studied with renowned teachers Wilhelm Burmann, Javier and Isabel Dubrocq, and Maggie Black. She is also one of the few Americans to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, performing with them during their summer programs in Vail, CO. Serena has had her students accepted into professional ballet schools such as the Houston Ballet Academy, and has taught in Tulsa, OK, Des Moines, IA, Salt Lake City, UT, and now Las Vegas,NV.