Born and raised in Mexico City, Carolina Ortiz Herrera is a NY based Lighting Designer whose passion for theatre, opera, music, and dance enhances the collectiveness and immediacy of the theatrical experience.

She strives for Lighting Design to be a vehicle that reveals and sculpts places, moments, emotions that guide the audience to a new, complex understanding of the human experience.

MFA in Design 
Yale School of Drama

B.A in Theatre 
University of California


Florencia en el Amazonas (Shubert Theater), American Mariachi (Arizona Theater Company), Navidad-A Mexican American Christmas (Apollo & Queens Theater) and All’s Well That Ends Well (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

At the Santa Fe Opera, Carolina worked as a Lighting Supervisor for its 5 Show Rep, assisting designers Duane Schuller, Rick Fisher, Anshuman Bathia and Thomas Hase.

Her work at Yale School of Drama includes: Seven Guitars (Yale Repertory Theater), Titus Andronicus, Some Bodies Travel, Women Beware Women, The Skin of our Teeth, and The Troublesome Reign of King John.

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