Paloma Herrera

American Ballet Prima Donna


Born in Buenos Aires, Paloma Herrera began her career as a dancer when she was 7 years old. She graduated from the Colón Theater Institute with the highest grades. At age, she joined the American Ballet Theatre, where she later became a principal dancer. She was the youngest artist to ever be appointed to this highest position.

With her visa for “individuals with extraordinary ability”, Herrera continued growing professionally in the US. Meanwhile, she was a guest artist with other companies around the world, and took part in the most prestigious galas in London, Moscow, Cuba, Canada and Japan. In Buenos Aires, she performed in the Colón Theater productions with Julio Bocca, José Carreño, Ángel Corella, Guillaume Cote, among other great dancers.

She is currently a member of the Committee for the National Celebration of The Performing Arts, a distinction she received from the US President at the White House. Trained by the most outstanding dancers, such as Olga Ferri from Argentina and Irina Kolpakova from Russia, today, at 40, Herrera passes on her expertise through her Classical Technique and Repertoire Master Classes, which she teaches in several countries around the globe.