The president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, presented superstar dancer Isaac Hernández with the Medalla Bellas Artes, the Fine Arts Medal.
The award is given as recognition to the career and the contributions to the culture of Mexico’s creative community.
The earlyJune, the dancer was awarded in Russia with the Benois de la Danse Prize, recognition that is considered the Oscar of dance.
“Being the first Mexican in history to win this important prize is proof that everything can be achieved if we persevere in our dreams,” Hernández said.
Isaac Hernández was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in 1990 and was initially taught by his father. In 2015, he became the Principle Dancer for the English National Ballet.
In London, he has received great acclaim for his performances with the renown dance company. The media particularly highlighted his executions in the works of “La Sylhpide” and “Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (The Young Man and Death).”