Choreographic Mentorship & Networking Program

Mentorship and networking program led by choreographer & director David Herrera of David Herrera Performance Company. The 12-month program is designed with the purpose of advising emerging Latinx dance artists (mentees) on ways to develop their professional artistic voices, production, choreography, content, and long-term career goals.


The program's second  focus will be to create a network with other regional and national Latinx artists;  thus developing a rich and thriving Latinx community of dance artists, presenters, curators, and collaborator.    Furthermore, other established professional  dance artists will serve as guest speakers throughout the year, expanding the knowledge base and network of participants.

To learn more about the program or to inquire about the 2020 application process please email at



2019-2020 Awardees!


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Marlene Garcia

Marlene Garcia received a BA in dance from San Francisco State University. Both as a performer and choreographer her work embodies various movement modalities, morphing: styles, textures and technique into captivating experiences. Marlene’s choreographic work has been presented at Root Division Art Gallery, Joe Goode Annex, LevySalon, Dancing in The Park SF and Grace Cathedral and ODC. The International Dance Festival Competition 2018 presented Marlene with an award for her choreography.