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About Diana


Diana Herrera (she/her) is a first generation Latina and lighting designer located in Southern California. Her roots are based in the warmth of sunny Los Angeles where she was born and raised by her Mexican mother and sisters. She has an MFA in lighting design from University of California, Irvine and a BA in Theatre and Dance from California State University of Los Angeles. Within her time in the industry, she has designed over a dozen shows from theatre to dance and everything else in between. When Diana is not designing, you can find her teaching, mentoring, assisting, or drafting. Her work has taken her to Syracuse Stage, East West Players, South Coast Repertory, Utah Shakespeare Company, Apples and Oranges, and Radiance Lightworks to name a few.  

Her passion lies in inspiring others the same way she was inspired by this craft.  When she is not immersing her life in lighting or theatre, you can find her embracing the beauty around her by exploring the city, reconnecting with loved ones or admiring those dreamy SoCal sunsets.

As an artist I always like to ground myself by remembering a saying my mother tells me, "tienes que echale ganas y ser hulimde" which translates to "you must give it all your willpower and stay humble" because in this industry we are a community being the most vulnerable with our art and each other.  

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