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Principals

Esteban Hernández

Esteban Hernández

Biography

  • Pronouns/ Social Media

    He/him. @kekelindo

  • Born

    Guadalajara, Mexico

  • Training

    The Rock School for Dance Education
    The Royal Ballet School
    American Ballet Theatre (summer program)
    Vaganova Academy (summer program)

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2013
    Promoted to soloist in 2017
    Promoted to principal dancer in 2019

 

Q&A

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

My brother Isaac and I organized a gala back in my hometown of Guadalajara—sharing the stage with my brother and my friends there was the most amazing feeling.

Do you identify with a particular community you would like to share?

Hispanic/ Latinx

If I weren't a dancer I'd be...

A concert pianist. Playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is a dream of mine.

I love San Francisco because…

There is a great variety and mix of different cultures, and there’s something for everybody.

What inspired you to keep dancing during the COVID-19 lockdown?

Dance was a form of therapy during the COVID 19 lockdown for me. I also felt like it was an opportunity to go back to the basics, to unlearn, relearn and remember why we dance. I couldn’t wait to share what I learned in that time with our audience.