Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of England and maximum representative of the ballet for Mexico
Creative Citizens Summit
Friday, August 24 / 10:00 am / Theater of the Palace of Fine Arts
ISAAC HERNÁNDEZ (Mexico)
He began his training at the age of 9 in the courtyard of his house with his father, Maestro Héctor Hernández.
He holds thirteen gold medals and three Grand Prix in the most important competitions in the world, including the so-called Ballet Olympics (USA International Ballet Competition).
Awarded with the prestigious 'Leonide Massine' and 'Alexander Radius' awards, in the Netherlands and Italy respectively. They recognized him as the most outstanding classical dancer in the Netherlands and the most relevant male dancer on the international scene in 2015.
The only Mexican to dance as Principal Dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet of Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Historic debut as Principal Dancer at the Paris Opera. First Mexican to dance with such a prestigious company.
Principal dancer invited to the Paris Opera to perform the complete ballet of Don Quixote from the version of the mythical Russian dancer Nureyev.
Guest Principal Dancer of the Rome Opera, having the fortune to work and collaborate under the direction of the world ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Nominated for 'Best Male Dancer' in the prestigious National Dance Awards, the most important in the United Kingdom and which recognize professional artistic excellence and the most outstanding of dance in the United Kingdom. An unprecedented achievement for a Mexican artist.
Winner of the 2018 'Benois de la Danse' award for Best Dancer, one of the most prestigious awards for dance in the world, which are given at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and are considered the "Oscars" of dance.
In May 2018, he became the first Mexican dancer to be invited to dance at the World Ballet Festival in Tokyo, in Japan, one of the most prestigious and exclusive ballet festivals in the world, along with the biggest stars of world ballet. current.
It has been the cover of the most important dance magazine: Dance Europe in its editions in Spanish and English.
He has danced on five continents and more than twenty countries, in the most important theaters in the world.
He was part of the ballet star tour in Europe.
She danced at the closing gala of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Mentioned as 'a must see artist' by Dance Magazine.
Recognized as one of the 1000 most influential people in London, England by the Evening Standard poll.
Recognized as one of the '50 characters that transform Mexico 'and one of the' 300 most influential Mexican leaders'.
Before joining the English National Ballet, he was part of the American Ballet Theater Studio Company of New York, San Francisco Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet, as a principal dancer.
Lecturer in different forums such as 'The Economist Mexico Summit', Switch Nederlands, Ciudad de las Ideas, The Royal Society of Arts, Liberatum Mexico, as well as motivational conferences for young people and families.
National Youth Award 2002 delivered by the President of Mexico. Youngest artist to receive it.
State Youth Award 2008.
First artist to be recognized by the Jalisco State Congress for his outstanding international career and being the pride and example of life for Mexican children and youth. 2016
He has written for one of the most important and influential political magazines in the world, The Economist. In its 2017 edition.
Guest artist to 'The Arts Club' in London, a club founded by writer Charles Dickens in 1863 and which is a meeting place for leading artists, writers and scientists, having as guests brilliant minds like Stephen Hawking.
He has appeared in numerous national and international media such as: BBC London, Forbes, The Economist, Evening Standard UK, Wall Street Journal, Granma Cuba, CNN, Univision, The Washington Post, The Times, Latino Leaders, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair, GQ México, MTV, Dutch TV, Pup Magazine, Reforma, La Jornada, Tv Azteca, Televisa, El Universal, El País, The Huffington Post, China Daily, Moscow Times, The New York Times, Dance Magazine Japan, among others.