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


99 Histories (The New School), Mozart & ME (The Rose Nagelberg Theater), Navidad-A Mexican American Christmas (Thalia Spanish Theater) and Yellowman, Audelco’s nomination for Best Lighting (Billie Holiday Theater).

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. 

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


American Mariachi
Arizona Theater Company
By José Cruz González
Directed by Christopher Acebo
Tucson: 03/09/19-03/30/19
Phoenix: 04/04/19-04/21/19

All’s Well that Ends Well
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Directed by Tracy Young
06/06/19 - 10/13/19

Puebla: Story of Cinco de Mayo
Calpulli’s Dance Company
Queens Theater & Tour

04/12/19 - 05/06/19

A resume of selected credits

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