Isaac Hernandez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in April 1990 and first trained with his father, Hector Hernandez, followed by Philadelphia’s Rock School for Dance Education. He performed with ABT II prior to joining San Francisco Ballet in 2008, and was promoted to soloist in January 2011. Later in 2012 he went on to join Het Nationale Ballet as a second Soloist, in 2013 promoted to first soloist. Hernandez has danced a variety of featured roles with Het Nationale and as a Guest Artist including Oberon in Ashton’s The Dream, Albrecht, Siegfried, prince Florimund, Basilio in Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, Solor in La Bayadere at Nureyev’s Festival, Romeo and Mercutio in Rudy Van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Frank Bridge Variations, Dances with Harp by Hans Van Manen, Paquita , Nureyev’s Raymonda, Symphony in C and Franz in George Balanchine’s Coppelia, Lensky in John Cranko’s Onegin, Four Temperaments, Divertimento No.15, the pas de trois in Tomasson’s Swan Lake; Pas de cinque in Tomasson’s Giselle as well as Benvolio in SFB production of R&J, Nutcracker Prince, in Tomasson’s Nutcracker. His repertory also includes lead roles in Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; McGregor’s Chroma; Balanchine’s “Emeralds” and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, and Fusion; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella… His awards include the Alexandra Radius Award for the most outstanding dancer, gold medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi in 2006, the bronze medal and special award from the Kirov ballet at Moscow’s International Ballet Competition in 2005, and first place in the Cuba International Competition in 2004, Grand Prix winner at the YAGP finals in NY.