Ely Regina Hernández

Hernández was born in Havana and began her training in 1998 at the School of Ballet Alejo Carpentier. In 2003 she continued her studies at the National School of Ballet. In 2005 she participated in the Dance Festival Danza Córdova in Veracruz, Mexico and won a scholarship to The School of American Ballet in New York. In 2007 Hernández graduated with honours as a ballerina and ballet teacher and began to work for the National Ballet of Cuba, directed by Alicia Alonso. As a soloist she has danced Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Coppélia, Bayadere (grand pas); Napoli, The Sylfide, Theme and Variations and Time out of memory. In her repertoire she
has danced classics by Cuban choreographers including Flora (by Gustavo Herrera), Un concierto en blanco y negro (Concert in black and White by José Parés) and Rara Avis (by Alberto Méndez). She has worked with international
choreographers including Goyo Montero and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Hernández has choreographed several pieces including Yo, tú, él, ella (Me, you, he, her) (2013), El relato (2014) and Dueto (Duet, 2015).