Carmen Rizzo, from São Paulo, Brazil, is a freelance dancer/choreographer and an apprentice at Kairos Dance Theater. She graduated from the Boston Dance Theater trainee program and from Manhattanville College with a Summa Cum Laude and highest honors double degree in Dance and Theatre (concentration: Dance) and Business Management with a minor in Psychology.
She successfully completed the 8-year professional training program at Escola de Dança de São Paulo (EDASP), culminating in experience with Balé da Cidade de São Paulo and Ballet Stagium. At Manhattanville she had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Shannon Gillen, Shawn Bible, Mike Esperanza, Leah Ives, Michaela McGowan, Yoshito Sakuraba, Julia Ehrstrand, Max Stone among others. She also performed works by Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Itzik Galili, Yin Yue, and Ohad Naharin and was featured in performances with Shawn Bible, CKDC and Modaté (Leuven, Belgium).
Carmen’s dance films have been featured in festivals such as Homegrown, Shut in Dance Festival, Manhattanville’s Film Festival and the DFA College Exchange. She is also currently a dance teacher, Pure Barre instructor and sales associate, Outreach Administrator for Eryc Taylor Dance, choreographer for Onstage Dance company, social media manager for Ttwice and collaborating with other local artists on individual projects.