is a Palestinian American improviser, performer, and maker. Most of her work is based in Chicago and Minneapolis where she has worked with Dakot-ta Alcantara Camacho, Emma Draves, Jack Gray, and closely with Ananya Dance Theatre researching the intersection of dance and social justice work. Her work revolves around the rediscovery of her people’s history through fragmented memories and inserted imagination. She recently began working in experimental short films, with an interest in the moving body on camera. She holds a BFA from Columbia College Chicago.
Camila Rivero Pooley
Interested in the expansion of physicality, Camila Rivero Pooley graduated as a magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. There, she trained in contemporary forms until she encountered improvisation. It became a tool not only for self-actualization but for reinventing movement, expanding the possibilities of the body and understanding the art of composing. Now, she is not only a freelance artist but is also launching ZINFORMA, a space for dance related projects.