Photo: Randy Basso

David Herrera

Artistic Director/Choreographer

David Herrera is a choreographer, producer, and community leader in San Francisco, California.  He grew up in Hollywood, CA influenced by his culturally 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 as a response to the lack of Latinx visibility and representation in the U.S. modern dance field.  


David is a 2019/20 awardee of Hope Mohr Dance’s Community Engagement Residency. He serves as advisor to the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, is an Isadora Duncan Awards committee member, and member of “Dancing Around Race”, a community program dedicated to the discussion and implementation of cultural equity in the dance sector in San Francisco led by Gerald Casel. David has also mentored homeless individuals through the Community Housing Partnership in San Francisco. He has served in multiple grant and opportunity panels.


David has been commissioned by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, ODC Theater,  Asian Art Museum (S.F.), U.C. Santa Cruz, FWD.US, Novato School for the Arts, Williams Sonoma, and Push Dance Company. 



Photo: Marisa Aragona

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