It’s an exciting homecoming for Herrera. The Buenos Aires native trained at Colón’s school before moving to New York as a teenage prodigy and, at 19, becoming American Ballet Theatre’s youngest principal in its history. She retired from the stage in 2015 after a 24-year career with ABT, citing a desire to teach and coach younger dancers.
She’s been living back home in Buenos Aires since then, so the appointment sounds like a natural fit—especially considering that Herrera is a local icon. We wish her a huge congrats, and merde!