Aurora Rivera is a California native by way of Los Angeles. Born in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley, Aurora pursued her creative passions in dance and fashion. She was trained in ballet throughout high school, and later went on to earn a degree in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. After completing her degree, Aurora designed for two Los Angeles cult-favorite fashion brands: Wildfox Couture and Revolve Clothing. In the midst of the pandemic, she pivoted to receive higher education, relocating to San Francisco to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. This is her first season with Peninsula Ballet Theatre.