Ms. Hernandez has 20 years of professional experience as a dancer and dance educator. After graduating from the “Samuel Feijoo” Professional School of Art in Villa Clara, Cuba, she went on to study dance education, graduating from the Higher Institude of Dance with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and dance education, specializing in Cuban folklore. Ms. Hernandez went on to receive a Master’s degree in Theoretical Dance Studies.
As a dancer, Ms. Hernandez has participated in numerous UNEAC competitions and National Ballet School Festivals. She was a member of the ISADANZA Folk Ballet (1997-2007), with which she performed both in Cuba and internationally.
As a dance educator, Ms. Hernandez has taught many disciplines of Cuban dance, including Yoruba technique, Cuban folklore, traditional and ballroom Cuban dances, such as salsa, rumba, and Afro-Cuban dances, such as conga and arará. Since 2001, she has taught numerous salsa intensive courses internationally, including in Colombia, Mexico, Norway, and the United States. She has also taught at numerous international dance festivals and conventions, including at the International Meeting of Ballet Academies in Havana, Cuba (2003-2010). Since 2006, she has been a teacher at the “Baila en Cuba” international event. She was a professor at the University of Arts (ISA) in Cuba for several years. In Miami, Ms. Hernandez has been teaching at the Miami-Dade College Koubec Center.