Jenna Rae Herrera

sponsored by Beano Solomon

Joined Ballet West II: 2007
Joined Ballet West: 2010
Promoted to Demi Soloist: 2015
Promoted to Soloist: 2016
Promoted to First Soloist: 2020

2014–15 Season

  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) Principal, On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
  • Tarantella (Balanchine) (Grand America Hotel Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Peasant Pas de Quatre, Zulme, Giselle’s Friends, Wilis, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah, Grandmother, Snow Flake, Mirilton Soloist, Miriton Corps de Ballet
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Grandmother, Snow Flake, Doll, Spanish, Mirliton Soloist, Mirliton Corps de Ballet, Waltz of the Flowers Demi Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Grandmother, Snow Flake, Doll, Maid, Spanish, Mirliton Soloist, Mirliton Corps de Ballet, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, Demi Soloist (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Cygnettes , Neopolitan, Spanish Princess, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mrs.Dunbar
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Demi Soloist, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) Woman #4 (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mrs. Dunbar
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Woman #4
  • Homage (Adams) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • The Hunt (Addison) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Facades (Smith) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas, Princinpal
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, Principal
  • In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, Side Woman #1

About Jenna Rae Herrera: 

Herrera grew up in Ontario, California where she trained under Cynthia Young, Laurence Blake, and Randall Graham. She has spent the past 13 years dancing with Ballet West and is currently a First Soloist with the company. Her favorite roles include George Balanchine’s Tarantella, Serenade, Rubies, and the Nightingale in Le Chant du Rossignol, William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Olga in John Cranko’s Onegin, and Princess Florine in Adam Sklute’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. Ms. Herrera is also on faculty with the Ballet West Academy and has taught at the Ballet West Academy Summer Intensive as well as the Brigham Young University Advanced Ballet Intensive. She is currently enrolled at the University of Utah with the hopes of obtaining a Bachelor’s in the Fine Arts.