Nancy Herrera did her formative training as a dancer in Trinidad and then went to England to pursue a Degree in Dance Education done conjointly between The London College of Dance and Drama and Bedford College. She returned to Trinidad in 1984 and straddled both worlds of dance: Dance in Education and Dance in the Studio.
For the past 34 years Herrera has taught at the Caribbean School of Dancing and has been involved in every facet of dance culture in Trinidad: choreography, theatre, lived dance practices, Carnival, teaching children with special needs, training the very talented for professional life. Herrera teaches from pre-school to tertiary. Presently she is Head of Dance at the Academy for the Performing Arts at UTT.
In 1995, along with two other teachers, Carol Yip Choy and Christel De Souza, she formed the Metamorphosis Dance Company at the Caribbean School of Dancing at 2a Dere Street and has been the Artistic Director since its inception.
In 2013 she formed the Metamorphosis Dance Foundation. She authored a chapter on her success with Metamorphosis in the book ‘The Connecting Literacy Puzzle – Linking the Professional, Personal and Social Perspectives’, published by Hampton Press in 2012.
Ten years ago together with Sonja Dumas, Dave Williams and Nicole Wesley, she established the Contemporary Dance Collective and the annual CoCo dance Festival which showcases cutting edge contemporary dance choreography of local and international choreographers. In 2010 she was awarded her M. Phil in Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies.