Camila Arroyo

M.A. '17

Camila Arroyo

Camila Arroyo is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. Born and raised in Mexico City, Camila received her dance education and training at Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli, while complementing her studies at the Cuban National Ballet School, and Princeton Dance and Theater, where she studied on full scholarship under the tutelage of Susan Jaffe. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied theater and writing. After graduation Camila worked as the administrator of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the cultural affairs department of the Mexican Consulate General of New York.

Camila’s latest choreographic endeavors were shown in the Chez Bushwick 2Night Show at Center for Performance Research in New York City, where she was invited to perform her own work by Bessie-Award winner choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall, whom Camila has danced for previously. Her academic research has focused on the Theatricality of Torture, The Impact of Artistic Education on Marginalized Youth in Latin America, and the Rhetoric of the Marginalized in Latin American cinema.

Camila currently works and dances at Peridance Capezio Center, while simultaneously choreographing and performing in several other projects in New York City. 


New York University

Master of Arts - Performance Studies

New York, New York

Sarah Lawrence College

Bachelor of Arts - Dance, Theater, Writing

Bronxville, New York


Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli

Classical Ballet

Mexico City, Mexico

Awards & Distinctions

• Fundación Jumex de Arte Contemporáneo Scholarship 2016-2017

• President's Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Sarah Lawrence College 2012-2015

• Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American Studies, ​F​irst prize for the essay: "Escaping Poverty: The Impact of Artistic Education on Marginalized Youth in Latin America" 2014

• Attitude International Ballet Competition, Mexico 2011, Bronze Medal

• Latin American Heads Conference,​ Full Scholarship to Attend Student Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2010

• Princeton Dance and Theater SI 2010, Full Scholarship