Herman Cornejo

GUEST PRINCIPAL DANCER (AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE)
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Born in Argentina, he is one of today’s most outstanding dancers. At the age of 9 he entered the Teatro Colón Institute of Advanced Studies in Art. He received a scholarship from the School of American Ballet and, then, he was called by Julio Bocca to join the Argentine Ballet, where he performed the leading roles during the world tour in alternation with Bocca. At the age of 16 he won the Gold Medal at the VIII Moscow International Competition and at 17 he joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. A year later he was selected for the role of Bronze Idol in Makarova's La Bayadera with the ABT in Japan, before being promoted to soloist and then to principal dancer. Since then, he has been one of the stars of the company. He has been named Messenger of Peace by UNESCO, Dancer of the Year by The New York Times, as well as receiving the Benois de la Danse Award (2014) as Best dancer of the year, among other recognitions. He created the choreographies TTango and Me, Two sunsets, Transcendence and Milongon. In 2012 he began an intense artistic collaboration with Alessandra Ferri, with the show Chéri (directed by Martha Clarke), which led him to generate other projects such as Trio Concert Dance and Evolution. He is regularly invited to participate in the international Galas of the world's major companies as a guest artist. In 2016 he performed twice at the Teatro Colón in La Bayadera and at the World Gala.