Herman Diephuis was born in Amsterdam in 1962 and lives in Paris.
He has worked as a performer with numerous choreographers: Régine Chopinot, Mathilde Monnier, Jean-François Duroure, Philippe Decouflé, François Verret, Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy and Alain Buffard to name but a few.
In 2002, he choreographed « La C et la F de la F » as part of the « Fables à la Fontaine » project.
He created his own dance company, the organization ONNO in 2004 to produce his own creations and projects: D’après J.-C. (duo-2004), Dalila et Samson, par exemple (duo-2005), Julie, entre autres (sextuor-2007), Paul est mort ? (trio-2008), Ciao bella (quintet-2009), Executions (solo-2011), All of me et Let it be me (solos-2012 et 2013), Objet principal du voyage (quatuor-2012), Impressions (solo-2013), Let it be all of me, at last (duo-2013), Bang ! (duo-2014), CLAN (sextuor-2015), preMIX (duo-2016), MIX (trio-2017), Tremor and more (solo-2017), The love project (duo-2018), Et maintenant quelque chose de complètement différent (duo-2019).
In 2017 he co-choreographed the trio Goin’ Down with Naomi Fall and created the choreographic parts of the opera Le Timbre d'argent – artistic direction by François-Xavier Roth, stage direction by Guillaume Vincent.
In 2018, in collaboration with the company Cap Congo, he signed Jazz et Vin de Palme.
He simultaneously developed creative projects with amateurs, such as It's my party (2018), Plus ou moins 20 pour commencer (doucement) (2018), Brainstorming (2012), La Liberté guidant Romain Rolland (2011), Hors Pair (2008) and La Cène manquante (2006) and in situ propositions (particularly in museums), such as Attention au réel in June 2017, Vue sur Parc in September 2014 and Impressions in May 2013.
He has also offered his perspective as both assistant and artistic collaborator with various artists including Mathilde Monnier, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Maud le Pladec, Romual Kabore, Teilo Troncy and Norwegian film director, Théa Stabell.
He was a dance expert at the DRAC, l Île-de-France from 2010 to 2012.
With the organization ONNO, he has been in residence and associated artist in several cultural organizations : at Le Manège, National Theatre in Reims (2007-2010), at Woodside, California (USA) – Djerassi Resident Artists’ Program (2011), at the Louis Aragon Theatre – subsidized theatre danse in Tremblay-en-France (2010, 2012, 2015 et 2016-2017) as part of “Territoire(s) de la Danse” (Dance Territory/Territories), supported by the Seine-St-Denis department.
In 2017/2018, he has been « musical and choreographic” artist-in-residence in the town of Lognes (77), in partnership with La Ferme du Buisson - National Theatre in Marne-la-Vallée. The residence is subsidized by the Seine-et-Marne department.
In 2020 he will be "artiste compagnon" at centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie.
Since its conception, the organization ONNO has been supported by the DRAC, lÎle-de-France, firstly through project aid, then aid for the company.
The organization has received the help of the French Institute on several occasions for international tours.