Joseph Hernandez

Choreographer

Joseph Hernandez

Associate Choreographer

Pretty Creatives Award Winner 2019

Joseph Hernandez is a choreographer and performer living in Dresden, Germany. Born in Fort Knox, KY in 1988, he graduated from the School of American Ballet in 2007 and was awarded and apprenticeship with the New York City Ballet that same year. As a dancer he has performed all over the world with companies such as the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, and the Semperoper Ballett. His choreographic work has been presented to critical acclaim by such organizations as Festspielhaus Hellerau, The Semperoper Ballett, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Theatre St. Gallen (Switzerland), NW Dance Project, and Whim W’him. His work The Lavender Follies was filmed for television and distributed across Europe and Asia. He was nominated “New Name To Watch“ by Dance Europe magazine for the premiere of his work Ganz Leise Kommt die Nacht/ The Night Falls Quietly which premiered at the Joyce Theatre NYC in 2017. Joseph was a winner of NW Dance Project’s “Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition” in 2019 and created his first work for the organization the same year. He returned in 2021, creating on the dancers in NW Dance Project’s MOVE summer project. In 2022, Joseph created bye bye for now, a curious and compelling work that mixed contemporary dance with absurdist theater and experimental video art. Later that same year, Joseph was appointed as NW Dance Project's first Associate Choreographer. He will return to NW Dance Project in 2023 to create a radically re-imagined version of the classic ballet, Petrushka. (joseph-hernandez.com)