Monica Herrera
Who is Monica?
Monica Herrera was born in Philadelphia to Cuban parents who migrated to the US in 1961. Her dance training began at an early age in classical ballet, tap and jazz. During her first trip to Spain at the age of 12, she became interested in Flamenco and began her training in Philadelphia with Julia Lopez. She went on to become a company member and soloist with Flamenco Ole dance company. She later co-founded the Philadelphia- based Flamenco troupe Pasión y Arte. She has studied with many wonderful teachers in Spain and New York, including Alejandro Granados, Yolanda Heredia, Alicia Marquez, Raquel Heredia, La China, Omayra Amaya and La Meira.
Work and Highlights
Monica has been a cover dancer for Franco Zeffirelli’s production of “Carmen” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York for the 2004, 2005 and 2008 season. She participates in Arts in Education Programs with Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo conducting lecture-demonstrations and residency programs throughout the tri-state area. Together with Cristian Puig, Monica co-founded De Luna a Lunares Flamenco ensemble. De Luna a Lunares is an ever-changing group that incorporates various styles of music including jazz, bossa nova and afro-cuban. Monica teaches Flamenco dance in Philadelphia and performs regularly at various tablaos in New York and New Jersey. She conducts many school residencies, performances and master classes in the tri-state area.

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Dance Types

Bulerias and Solea
Sevillanas and Alegrias
Fandango and Tango
Siguiriya and Tientos

Workshops & Performances


Workshops and Classes

  • Tuesdays from 6-7 Intermediate Tientos/Tangos
  • Class card for 4 classes is $90. Must be used within a 2 month time frame from date of purchase
  • $18.00 drop in rate

Intermediate Class

Every Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00pm
954 Dance Movement Collective
954 Nth 8th St.
Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia
(plenty of street parking right out front)

This class is perfect for the student who has been studying for at least 1 year.

We work on footwork technique, marcaje (marking steps), arms (brazeo) and rhythm, rhythm, rhythm!
Listening to various palos (rhythm) and working within those palos.
We work on palmas (rhythmic hand clapping)
We also have the opportunity to periodically work with a guitarist/singer to learn how to respond and command our dance.
$18/class drop in
$60 for 4 consecutive weeks.


Almudena Serrano Workshop

Take a look at the next Workshop:

Almudena Serrano

Flyer click on this link: Almudena Serrano Workshop


Sevillanas are a type of folk music and dance of Seville and its region. They were derived from the Seguidilla, an old Castilian folk music and dance genre. In the nineteenth century they were influenced by Flamenco. They have a relatively limited musical pattern but are rich in lyrics based on country life, virgins, country towns, neighborhoods, pilgrimage, and love themes. (more…)

The City of Seville

Adrian Galia back in Philly

Baile Workshop with Adrian Galia

Don’t miss this rare and special opportunity.

Adrian Galia

Son of Flamenco dancers, is born on the year of 1965 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He begins his dancing studies in the “Escuela de Ballet Nacional de España” (Spanish National Ballet School), under the direction of the great ANTONIO.

Introduction to Flamenco Dance

This is a 6 week Flamenco introductory workshop

Monica will teach you the basics in footwork, posture, hands, turns and more importantly, about the rhythms and communication between musicians and dancers.


Performance at Malaga Restaurant

Performance at Malaga Restaurant

Monica Herrera will be performing this Sunday at 4:00pm, there will be a $12 cover.

Monica will be performing with Jose Moreno & Ricky Santiago

511 Lalor St.
Hamilton Township, NJ 08610

Reservations: (609) 396-8878

Every second Sunday of the month, $10 if paid in advance. Reservations necessary.



Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about my work. I am available Mon – Sat, Sunday is a day of rest.

Phone: (267) 307-5354

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