Rosie Herrera is a Cuban-American choreographer based in Miami whose surreal work is captivating audiences and critics nationally. Discovered by Charles Reinhart in 2009 after receiving a commission from the Miami Light Project, she was immediately transplanted to the prestigious American Dance Festival, where she received rave reviews and quickly became a favorite amongst students and critics.
Characterized by her use of humor and her ability to seamlessly move audiences through a range of emotions, Rosie creates cinematic, graphic dance theater shows that are a feast for the eyes and the brain and pull on her varied performance history for something completely original.
As a performer, her roots are in hip-hop dance, cabaret, mime, opera, and later classical modern dance. Her company members are pulled directly from these different performance genres and are a buffet of Miami’s most striking and innovative performers. Working with a cast that ranges from world-renowned break dancers and ballerinas to avant-garde drag queens, performance artists and internationally recognized dance theater performers, her work is a true representation of Miami’s rich and colorful performing culture and she has become a beloved fixture in the national arts scene.
Rosie Herrera is a graduate from New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has danced with Freddick Bratcher and Co, Animate Objects Physical Theater, Bill Doolin and Camposition Hybrid Theater Project. As a rehearsal director, co- choreographer and performer Rosie was in residency at the Chat Noir Cabaret at Dream Night Club in South beach with the interdisciplinary performance ensemble Circ X. She is also a classically trained lyric coloratura soprano and performs with the Performers Music Institute Opera Ensemble as well as choreographs and stages operas independently throughout Miami.
She has been commissioned by New World School of the Arts, The Good for Something Dancers, The Miami Light Project in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in 2009 and 2010 and the American Dance Festival in 2010 and 2011. In 2009 she was in residency for six weeks at the American Dance Festival recreating her work “Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret” on ADF dancers. She has collaborated with performance/ theater artist Rudi Goblen on his one man show “Farewelling," with Octavio Campos in Michael Mckeever’s “South Beach Babylon,"and with filmmakers Lucas Leyva and Adam Reign independantly. She continues to freelance as a director and choreographer and is currently performing and collaborating with choreographers Liony Garcia and Ivonne Batanero.