Choreographer. Dancer. Artistic Director.
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, by way of Detroit, Himerria resides in Los Angeles as an actor, dancer, and choreographer. She attended Wayne State University and California State University to study Dance, Kinesiology, and Journalism. Since graduating, Himerria’s professional dance career has led her across stages around the world and Los Angeles and to TV performances from The Academy Awards, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Today Show to HBO’s Euphoria. Himerria has been a part of music videos such as Beyoncé’s Spirit and performed live with artists like Shakira, Aretha Franklin, and Toni Braxton. Some of her film work includes choreographing for the Spotify AR music video Pineapple Skies by Miguel, and Thistles and Thorns, a short female-lead fairytale based on West African mythology. Himerria is passionate about her mixed heritage, being both of African-American and Algerian descent and growing up in Germany and the USA. These influences shaped her most recent award-winning film production Moving Portraits, snapshots of two American women of color. Born out of a yearning for elevated images of women of color, Himerria and her dance partner Raquel borrowed from their respective Algerian and Mexican cultures to create contemporary dance portrait images that encapsulate dignity, beauty, and poise as well as the power of the supportive nature of friendship.