Photo: Randy Basso
David Herrera is a modern dance choreographer and producer in San Francisco. He grew up in Hollywood, CA influenced by his cultural diverse neighborhood and his Mexican and American heritages. He advocates to provide Latinx/POC artists performance opportunities while challenging non-equitable practices in the modern dance field. David holds B.A.s in American Studies and Theater Arts, and a graduate certificate in Theater/Dance from U.C. Santa Cruz. In 2007, he launched David Herrera Performance Company with a mission to provide visibility, agency, and exposure to intersectional Latinx experiences via dance.
David is a 2019/20 awardee of Hope Mohr Dance’s Community Engagement Residency. His most recent work “Queridxs Mios: My Loved 1(s)” was awarded the PUSHfest 2019 audience choice award. He recently served as advisor to the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, is a Isadora Duncan Awards 2019/20 Committee member, and was a member of “Dancing Around Race Cohort”, a year-long exploration dedicated to the discussion and implementation of cultural equity in the dance arts in San Francisco, led by Gerald Casel. David has also mentored homeless people through the Community Housing Partnership organization in San Francisco.
David has been commissioned by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, ODC Theater, U.C. Santa Cruz, FWD.US, Novato School for the Arts, Williams Sonoma, and Push Dance Company.