Carlos Rivera is an actor, dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director, originally from México City and he identifies as a Nahua Indigenous descent from Sierra Norte, Puebla Mexico.
He graduated from Mexico's City School of Dance and later attended the Center for Choreographic Research at the Mexican Fine Arts Institute. He had toured to Sudamerica and Mexico with his dance project Yumare Arte Escenico before moved to Canada. He collaborated for 16 years as an Associate Artist for Red Sky Performance, where he has the opportunity to choreograph and perform many of the company works. With Red Sky, Carlos toured to China, Mongolia, Australia, USA, México, New Zealand, Iceland, Switzerland and across Canada.
Carlos was involved several times on The Banff Centre for the Arts Indigenous Dance Program, where he worked as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. His dance work “I’m Not the Indian You Have in Mind” was presented as part of the NextSteps Dance series and performed and the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto. He has collaborated and worked with companies like The Chimera Project, Article 11, MT Space Theatre, Raven Spirit Dance, The Vancouver Opera, Les Productions Ondinnok, Dancers of Damelahamid, and Qaggiavuut Performing Arts.
He graduated from the Indigenous Residency Program at the National Theatre School of Canada, where he refined his artistic practice as an actor and director.