As a female Latina choreographer, Carolina Rivera aims to promote artistic collaborations and cultural exchange through the universal language of dance.

Her work is inspired by her experiences as a woman of Latin descent and seeks to explore the ethnic and cultural diversity within the Latino community. Through her artistic vision, she aims to challenge stereotypes and preconceptions about her culture while sharing its richness with a broader audience. 

Our goal is to create work that is inclusive, inspiring, and empowering, that celebrates the beauty and complexity of the human experience, and that elevates our collective consciousness. By bringing together artists from different backgrounds and disciplines and merging traditional and contemporary dance forms, we strive to create a unique and transformative artistic experience that connects us all.


Carolina Rivera was born in Santiago (Chile), where she began training at the prestigious ballet school of Teatro Municipal de Santiago. Continuing her studies, she majored in Dance at the University of Chile with High Honors and the Excellence Award "Isidora Zegers Montenegro." In Chile, Carolina has performed as a Soloist and Ensemble in various operas at the renowned Teatro Municipal de Santiago, with the musical theatre companies Tea-M-Danz and Dance & Stage in multiple venues. 

Her desire to pursue a career in Dance brought her to New York, where she was a scholarship recipient at the Martha Graham School and joined Graham II, performing soloist roles (El Penitente) and chorus in the major pieces of Graham repertory as Chronicle, Ritual to the Sun, Heretic, Appalachian Spring, Rite of Spring and others. 

Carolina has performed with 360 Dance Company, Edgar Cortes Dance Theater, Gwen Rakotovao Company, Emotions Physical Theater, and Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama. She was a former founding member of Alison Cook Beatty Dance and a recurrent collaborator with Buglisi Dance Theater. Her image was projected in Times Square. Her work has been presented in Chile, Mexico, and New York, receiving commissions from Harlem Stage and NY City Artist Corps. She acted as Rehearsal Assistant for "Table of Silence" 2022 at Lincoln Center. 

Coming from a family of folklore artists in Chile, she founded SUR Dance in 2023 to explore and share her roots while continuing to express her love for Modern Dance.

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