Rosie Herrera is a Cuban-American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater in Miami. She is a graduate from New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She has been commissioned by The Miami Light Project, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Place, Maui Arts and Cultural Center and the American Dance Festival (ADF) in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016. She has had two residencies at the ADF recreating her work Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret on ADF dancers, and creating a new work entitled Make Believe which is set to premiere on her company in 2017. Rosie is 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 collaborated on productions with The South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, New World School of the Arts, The University of Central Florida, Six Floor Ensemble, Zoetic Stage and the New World Symphony as well as with the interdisciplinary performance ensemble/avant-garde cabaret Circ X. Her company has been presented by the Northrop Dance Series, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Baryshnicov Arts Center, Texas A & M University, Duncan Theater, The Annenburg Center in Philadelphia and Gotham Dance at Skirball and Focus Dance at The Joyce in New York. Rosie is a 2010 MANCC choreographic fellow, a 2014 Bates Dance Festival Artist in residence and a 2011 Miami Dance Fellow. In 2013 she was awarded a Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship for her work with Ballet Hispanico titled Show.Girl. The same year she was in residency with Moving Ground Dance Theater in Cleveland creating a new work titled HouseBroken. She recently premiered her first solo work, Cookie’s Kid, at Miami Light Project as well as a duet with NYC based choreographer Larry Keigwan at The American Dance Festival. Rosie is a proud artistic associate of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County.