Carolina Pizarro was born in 1981 in Chile. She is an actor, director, teacher and organiser. Carolina has a Bachelor of Arts, with a specialty in Acting, from the University of Chile. She has continued her learning process in different areas of stage work and has studied several physical and vocal techniques. In 2008 Carolina began her research into the transmission of experience, artistic autonomy and how to create a bridge between training and creation which has become the base of her artistic work. Carolina’s relationship with Julia Varley and Roberta Carreri, her close ties with Odin Teatret since 2006 and, on the other hand, meetings with her teachers Karnan Kumar in the Silambattan, Lakshman Gurukkal and Radhika Gurukkal in the Kalaripayattu since 2011, serve as inspiration to continue practical learning and research.
From 2010 to 2012 Carolina was an actress in Historia Abierta directed by Lorent Wanson, touring Chile, Belgium and France. In Chile she directs a group of university students, and has started the international project Transfer to invite foreign theatre companies and artists to Chile. From 2010 to 2015 she was a teacher of “Escuela de cuenta cuentos Fundación Mustakis” (storytelling techniques) and producer of the “Maratón internacional de Cuenta Cuentos ECC”.
In February 2013 Carolina received the prize for best actress and best performance at the Coquimbo Theatre Festival in Chile.
She is active an member of The Magdalena Project and Women for Culture. Social Project creator of “Your story is my story” and “Play Time”, where she works with children from refugee centres, schools and community centres. With her performances, work demonstration and workshops, Carolina passes on her experience in events organised by different cultural institutions, universities, independent companies, theatre festivals, theatrical pedagogy around the world. Carolina joined Odin Teatret as an actor in September 2015.