Carolina Quiroga is a Colombian storyteller performer who has researched and brought to life a wide repertoire of myths and traditional tales from the length and breadth of Hispanic and Latin America. She has developed a distinctive bilingual style of telling that shines with poetic intensity. Her performances find common language and meanings to convey powerful images in her tales. She has performed in schools, libraries and festivals in Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Quiroga has been telling stories on stage for over 10 years. She has a master’s in storytelling from East Tennessee State University (2013) and a master’s in arts management from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona (2014). In 2013 she was named Outstanding Performer of the Year by the ETSU storytelling program. In 2016 she received the J. J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant, and she became a teacher artist at the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts in Vienna, Virginia. Quiroga has produced storytelling performances that were showcased in San Antonio, Texas, in 2015 and 2016, funded by a grant from the City of San Antonio, Department for Culture and Creative Development.
Currently, Quiroga is part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster 2018–19. In 2018 she launched on iTunes and Sound Cloud a bilingual storytelling podcast called 3 Cuentos, dedicated to the myths, legends and folktales of Latin America.