Jerron Herman

Jerron Herman

He // Him // His

[ID: A dark-skinned Black man with a beard and blonde hair stands wearing a bright-blue worker jacket in front of a garden.]

Portrait photo by Adrian McCourt.

Brooklyn, NY
2024 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Sarah Arison.

Jerron Herman is a dancer and writer who is compelled to create images of freedom. Herman has premiered works at Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, and the Whitney Museum with tours to the Baltimore Museum of Art, ODC SF, and a digital release for the Lincoln Center. His latest, Lax, was commissioned by Stephen Petronio Company and premiered at Battery Dance Festival and activated the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

His artistry has led him to a ceramic residency at the famed EKWC in the Netherlands and exhibitions for 1969 Gallery, LOMAA in Ontario, and ICAPhiladelphia (Carolyn Lazard).
Jerron is also the choreographer and codirector of Sensorium Ex, a new opera.

He’s curated multiple series for venues like the Rubin Foundation and The Joyce. His writings have also been published in the US and abroad including in Art Papers and Performance Journal. His play, 3 Bodies, was also published in Theater Magazine.

He is part of INTERIM, a boutique management centering joy for disabled artists helmed by Candace Feldman that includes Molly Joyce and Christopher Unpezverde Nuñez. Accolades include a 2023-24 Fellowship at the NYU/Center for Ballet and the Arts, a Spring 2022 Georgetown Artist/Scholar in Residence, a Dance Magazine March 2021 cover story, a 2021 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Fellowship in Dance from the Jerome Foundation, the 2021 PETRONIO Award and residency, and a 2020 Disability Futures Fellowship from the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Vitruvian, 2023. Video by Cayla Simpson.