“Down Memory Lane with Metamorphosis” at Queen’s Hall
Writer: Angela Pidduck
Date Published: Sunday 5th April 2015
Twenty years ago, dance teacher, Nancy Herrera, dove headlong into untested and uncharted waters, locally, and started the Metamorphosis Dance Company as a bridge for young dancers who normally would eventually go abroad to study on completion of the level of dance taught at the Caribbean School of Dancing on Dere Street.
Herrera is the first to admit that when she approached me to write the first article about her daring venture, which she saw as a graduate company of the School of Dance, that there was no certainty as to how it would all pan out.
“I just saw the need for ‘a stepping stone’ for the talented senior dancers of the school.” Twenty years down the road, for Herrera, a graduate of London College of Dance and Drama and Bedford College, and holder of a M.Phil in Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies, there has only been total success, as apart from anything else she has seen such tremendous growth in the dancers.