Paula Rosolen studied dance at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and completed a master's degree in choreography at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. In her choreographic pieces, she works along the boundaries between dance, performance, music and theater. Paula Rosolen aims to make visible the dance that is inherent to popular culture and mundane activities. These subjects are always studied from a distinct point of view and are usually set in a foreign context. In Aerobics! – A Ballet in 3 Acts (2015), for example, she dealt with this form of fitness training, now very popular, which was developed for the U. S. Air Force. She was invited to show this piece at the 2016 German Dance Platform and was awarded first prize at the prestigious "Danse Élargie" competition in Paris. Puppets (2016) is her latest piece, inspired by the movements of puppeteers.
Paula Rosolen has had residencies at institutions such as the K3 Center for Choreography in Hamburg, Workspace Brussels, the Boston Conservatory, the Musée de la danse in Rennes and the Hessian State Ballet in Wiesbaden and Darmstadt, as well as at the Goethe-Institute’s Villa Kamogava in Kyoto.
Her work has been shown at deSingel Arts Campus in Antwerp, Theaterfestival Basel, the Théâtre de la Ville, the Musée de la danse in Rennes, the European Festival for Contemporary Dance in Poland, the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación in Buenos Aires, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt, Frankfurt LAB, the Sophiensæle in Berlin, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, PACT Zollverein, the Museum Wiesbaden and Kampnagel, Hamburg.
She regularly teaches composition and dance technique at institutions such as Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Bilgi University in Istanbul, the Musée de la danse in Rennes, the Boston Conservatory, the Shikoku Gakuin University, the Monochrome Dance Company in Kyoto (JP), Kyoto International Dance Workshop Festival and many others.