Tag: héctor hernández

What My Teacher Taught Me: San Francisco Ballet’s Isaac Hernández on His Father, Héctor Hernández

I first started ballet lessons at the age of 8 in our family’s backyard in Guadalajara, Mexico. We were 11 kids in the family and my father, Héctor Hernández [a former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harkness Ballet and Houston Ballet], started teaching us dance so we had some physical activity since we were […]

Héctor Hernández Grooms Mexico’s Next Generation of Dancers Through 6 Free Ballet Schools

Isaac and Esteban Hernández are two of ballet’s leading men, working as principal dancers at the English National Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, respectively. Fans may be familiar with the brothers’ humble beginnings, learning their first pliés and tendus alongside their nine other siblings in their backyard in Guadalajara, Mexico. But many may not know […]