Rosely Conz is a Brazilian dancer, choreographer, scholar, and educator. She has an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MA in Performing Arts and BFA in Dance by the University of Campinas-Brazil. Her work focuses on issues of immigration and identity, through media such as film, live choreography, and as a theme of her lectures. For the past 18 years, Rosely has been performing and choreographing professionally for dance companies both in Brazil and in the USA. She had her work funded by grants such as Pine River Arts in Michigan, FICC (Fund for Cultural Investments) and Capes (Agency for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) in Brazil, additionally to being a CHA (Center of Humanities and Arts) Fellow and recipient of the Gail Pokoik Scholarship in Boulder- Colorado. Her work has been presented at festivals and conferences nationally and internationally in Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados. Invited residencies include LLEAP (Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audie Performance Practice) at Arizona State University, Merge Dance Company at TX State University, and Orchesis Dance Company at Michigan State University.
Rosely is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Alma College in Michigan, having taught at Michigan State University and at the Federal University of Uberlândia, in Brazil. At Alma, she continues her research on Antropofagia and cultural cannibalism as decolonizing practices in choreography, education, and screendance.