Carolina Rivera was born in Santiago (Chile) were she began her dance training at the school of ballet 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 as a Ensemble in various operas at the renowned Teatro Municipal de Santiago.
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. She has dance works by Jacqulyn Buglisi, Yung Yung Tsuai Lerner, Blakeley White- McGuire, Lone Larsen, Martin Lofsnes, Edgar Cortes, Alison Cook Beatty, Shawn Rawls and Martha Graham.
She has performed with 360 Dance Company, Edgar Cortes Dance Theater, Gwen Rakotovao Company, Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama and Emotions Physical Theater. Currently can be seen with Alison Cook Beatty Dance. Besides the performance of her own work at different venues in NY and Chile throughout the year. Carolina is also a Figure 4 Barre Instructor at Pure Yoga.