Isaac Hernandez

Principal dancer

Isaac Hernandez is a lead Principal with the English National Ballet, London, Great Britain.

He is a laureate of the Cuba International Competition (first place and gold medal), a laureate of the 10th International Ballet Dancer and Choreographer Contest in Moscow (3rd place, bronze medal and special prize), a laureate of the USA International Ballet Competition held in Jackson (first prize and gold medal).

He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He took his first dancing lessons from his father, Hector Hernandez. Having won a scholarship, he continued his education in Philadelphia, the USA, at The Rock School for Dance Education. After graduation he was invited to the ABT Youth company (New York, the USA) and in 2010 he joined San Francisco ballet as a soloist.

In 2012 he began dancing at the Dutch National Ballet, the Netherlands, where in 2013 he was solemnly proclaimed the principal of the company after his performance of Prince Desire in the Sleeping Beauty ballet.

Since 2015 he has been a lead Principal of the English National Ballet.

Mr. Hernandez’s repertoire includes leading roles in classical ballets, such as: Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Albrecht in Giselle, Solor in La Bayadère, Jean de Brienne in Raymonda (choreographed by R. Nureyev), Basil in Don Quixote (choreographed by A. Ratmansky), roles in George Balanchine’s ballets, such as Symphony in C and Four Temperaments, Lensky in Onegin produced by J. Cranko, Rudy van Danzig in Dances with Harp (choreographed by H. van Manen), Russian Seasons by A. Ratmansky, Cinderella by Ch. Wheeldon, Chroma by W. McGregor 

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