Biography film director: Carolina Monnerat

Carolina Monnerat

Carolina grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and began a professional Ballet career when she was just thirteen. As a dancer, she has toured the world, first as a ballerina, then as a modern dancer, bringing her to the United States to dance for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, a modern contemporary African American dance company. While there, Carolina performed as a soloist, company member, and rehearsal director for over ten years. Her artistry has stretched across countries, nationalities, and races to inspire wordless beauty and harmony. In 2011, Monnerat retired from dance and produced On Point and Move, two dance films that played the festival circuit. She went on to produce multiple features and short films with husband Theodore Collatos. Her producing credits include Dispo (2013), Time (2013) and Albatross (2014). In 2017 Monnerat produced and acted in Tormenting the Hen, leading to her inclusion in Film Pulse’s Best Performances of 2017. In addition to her film work, Carolina is a Senior Curator for Lululemon Athletica. Queen of Lapa is Monnerat’s feature documentary debut.


  • Queen of Lapa (2019)

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