Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Desiree Henderson

Desiree Henderson

Theatre Director, Actor, Writer, and Photographer
2021 Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation Scholarship

Desiree Henderson began performing as a dancer at age 3.  She studied ballet and lyric dance for 12 years and then shifted focus to directing and writing and performing for the theatre. She has focused on creating work in many different processes, whether it be script-based or starting from a movement or choreography idea, or a visual image.  She often incorporates photography, illustration, or video in her performances.  She has written and directed productions, as well as designed set and video projections for numerous projects, primarily in Santa Fe and southwest Colorado.  

She is currently creating a musical performance with jazz musician and composer Delbert Anderson and continuing studies in filmmaking and directing.

From the photographic series “Window Story”