DAVID HERRERA PERFORMANCE COMPANY
Celebrating 15 years of innovative, thought-provoking dance;
Promoting Latinx Voices via modern American Movement
Ray Oppenheimer (Light Design) is a San Francisco Bay Area designer and educator. He holds an MFA in Theatrical Design from San Francisco State University. Ray has designed lights with David Herrera Performance Company for over 4 years. Ray is a company member at Shotgun Players and Mugwumpin. Locally he has also designed for Z Space, The Magic Theatre, Mugwumpin, Center Rep, New Conservatory Theatre Company, Crowded Fire, and Santa Cruz Shakespeare Company.
D. Riley Nicholson (Composer and Pianist) creates post-classical, metaphorically rich music that is viscerally satisfying and intellectually enriching. Fascinated and committed to working with artists outside of music as well, collaborations include original music for Post:Ballet, Amaranth Quartet, Hot Air Music Festival, Switchboard Music, David Herrera Performance Company and others. In 2018 Nicholson premiered his full length work Shimmer for piano and electronics and toured internationally.
Liz Brent (Costumes) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. She specializes in costume de- sign, construction, and wardrobe organization with a decade of experience and a background as a performer. She is a Colorado native who graduated from CU Boulder and lived in Japan before moving to the Bay Area. Her favorite shows include everyday details with otherworldly elements of epic myth. More of Liz’s work can be seen at http:
Olivia Ting (media designer) is interested in the role of digital technology in the fabric of contemporary lives and how our perception of recorded media (film, photography, audio) as “reality” has shifted as technology becomes more sophisticated.
Meghan Moe Beitiks works with associations and disassociations of culture/nature/structure. She analyzes perceptions of ecology though the lenses of site, history, emotions, and her own body in order to produce work that examines relationships with the non-human. She has an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA from U.C. Santa Cruz.
Theater Direction & Dramaturgy
Hailed as a "genius fiddler" by Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Irish-born violinist and composer Colm O'Riain is an accomplished and fiery improviser in multiple genres. In the USA, which he currently calls home, he has enthralled audiences on stages as diverse as CBGB's in New York to Fillmore West and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. He has performed at festivals and venues throughout the world from Alaska to Argentina, Sweden to Vietnam.