About Jerron Herman
New York, New York
Jerron Herman (CBA ’24) is a dancer and writer who is compelled to create images of freedom. The nuanced pieces Jerron exhibits uplift an early childhood desire to create joyful worlds in which others inhabit. He has premiered works at Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, and The Whitney Museum. Jerron’s VITRUVIAN premiered in NYC and has toured to the Baltimore Museum of Art curated by Johns Hopkins University, ODC in San Francisco and a digital release for Lincoln Center. He’s traveled to a ceramic residency at the famed EKWC in the Netherlands and exhibited for 1969 Gallery (Chella Man), LOMAA in Ontario, and ICA Philadelphia (Carolyn Lazard). Jerron is also the choreographer and co-director of Sensorium Ex, a new opera set to debut in 2025. Other accolades include a 2021 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in Dance from the Jerome Foundation. The 2021 PETRONIO Award and residency as well as a 2020 Disability Futures Fellowship by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 07.
Fermata: Disability, Dance & Opera
Herman will investigate how to create a fermata in space. Herman is the choreographer and co-director of a new opera, Sensorium Ex set to debut in 2025, knowing classical forms already bear some disability justice nomenclature but are not translated to these particular legacies. During his fellowship, he’ll take the use of the undesignated musical space of expression to create bridges of literacy between classical forms and emergent groups that catalog the possible abundance available in them.