Lena Hinz was born in Haan in 1981 and grew up in Wuppertal. She studied stage and costume design at the “Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht” (Netherlands) and at the National Academy of Arts Sofia (Bulgaria) from 2004 to 2008.
Following her studies, she worked as a prop designer at the RO Theatre in Rotterdam (Netherlands). At the same time, she set up several freelance dance and drama productions, including at the Theaterschool Amsterdam, the Frascati WG and the RO Theatre.
From 2009 to 2011 she was an assistant set designer at Junges Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. She has been working as a freelance stage and costume designer throughout Germany since 2011, including at Junges Ensemble Stuttgart, Junges Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Moks Theater Bremen and Grips Theater Berlin.