Dutch National Ballet | ISAAC HERNANDEZ PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL
The Mexican dancer Isaac Hernández has been promoted to the rank of principal with Dutch National Ballet. Artistic director Ted Brandsen announced his promotion on Monday 30 December 2013, surprising Hernández directly after his s production of The Sleeping Beauty in The Amsterdam Music Theatre, on stage.
The young Mexican dancer Isaac Hernández (23) is recognised internationally as having great promise. He joined the Dutch National Ballet in season 2012-2013. Isaac comes from a family of ten, and his ballet training started with lessons from his father Hector Hernández Valle at their home in Guadalajara. He was
given a scholarship to continue his training in the United States at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia. In 2008, he joined San Francisco Ballet, where he was promoted to soloist in 2010. Isaac won gold at the USA International Ballet Competition 2006, bronze and a special commendation at the
International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 2005, and first place at the International Ballet Competition in Cuba in 2004.
Other changes in the line-up of dancers
Dancers Young Guy Choi (South Korea) and Qian Liu (China) have been promoted to Soloist. Maria Chugai (Ukraine) and Joanna Mednick (United States) have both been promoted to Grand Sujet.
Jared Wright (Australia / Grand Sujet) and Amanda McGuigan (Australia / Corps de Ballet) have left the company.