A graduate of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Hera has worked at all of New Zealand’s professional theatres. Auckland Theatre Company productions include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, STEPPING OUT, OLIVER!, THE POHUTUKAWA TREE, GOD OF CARNAGE, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, UNCLE VANYA, SERIAL KILLERS, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, EQUUS, DISGRACE, THE CRUCIBLE and HONOUR.
Highlights for other theatres include the original cast production of NGA TANGATA TOA, THE MASTER BUILDER, PROOF, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, TOP GIRLS, Victor Rodger’s plays SONS and RANTERSTANTRUM, DOUBLE BEAT, THREE DAYS OF RAIN and BEAUTIFUL THING (for which Hera won the Chapman Tripp Award for Best Female Newcomer).
Film and television appearances include AMADI, MANUREWA, A SMALL LIFE, BLESSED, FOR GOOD, WAITING FOR YOU, RUDE AWAKENINGS, KORERO MAI and AROHA. Hera is a member of NZ Actors Equity.
The Life of Galileo. The Master Builder. The Audience. The Cherry Orchard. Filthy Business. Nell Gwynn. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Rupert. Paniora. Other Desert Cities. Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn. Lord of the Flies. Midnight in Moscow. In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). Mary Stuart. Calendar Girls. Stepping Out. August: Osage County. The Pohutukawa Tree. God of Carnage. The Female of the Species. Who Needs Sleep Anyway?. The Crucible. Equus. Disgrace. Caligula. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Serial Killers. Honour. Uncle Vanya.