How they got their start in the world of the arts
There have been many artists of Latin origin who have become known in much of the world thanks to their talent and dedication to what they do. A perfect example of this are the Mexican siblings Isaac and Esteban Hernandez, who have given much to talk about in major media outlets both in Spanish and English.
These boys, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, are two of 11 siblings in a very large family. They are children of two dancers and one of them is Héctor Hernández, who taught the youths to dance from an early age thanks to the wide experience he gained in this profession. Isaac and Esteban have commented in some interviews that their father built a barre and both used thin pieces of wood as a ballet floor, which they used to practice their moves.
In addition to that, they were home-schooled by their mother, Laura, which helped a lot to train them in dance and allow them to devote more time to these activities.
These brothers think that they have managed to change their lives in a relatively short time thanks to the effort and dedication to dance, a discipline that they love so much. However, they knew that the path might not be as easy as they would like it to be.
When questioned about machismo and the feedback they might get on being men who dance ballet, they said that their father has prepared them very well for that moment. When they asked him to teach them to dance, he warned them that it would not be easy for them to start a real career in this discipline, but they did not care and moved on.
Service to the Latino community
After achieving this level of fame, they have set out to help new generations of dancers in any way possible so that they can get ahead in the world of the arts, specifically in dancing. In the past, it was very difficult to bring dance schools and talent auditions to many Latin American countries, which has made it difficult for young people interested in learning all these disciplines to have access to the necessary training to succeed. However, established artists such as Isaac and Esteban have played a very important role in the turning of things.
In the specific case of Mexico, it has been possible many children throughout the country to have access to the opportunities they need to climb positions in the world of entertainment, as even as it was with these professional dancers.
While it is true that dancing on the most important stages of the world and being judges in competitions fill their souls and makes them feel very lucky, the use of all their potential to change the lives of so many people in their Latino community excites them in an indescribable way and makes them understand the great social responsibility they have.
Presence in the media
Given that Latino Heritage Month had just been held, many digital media outlets took advantage of the brothers’ popularity to make reports on their great work and all they have achieved in such a short time. There are many online newspapers or websites that have highlighted the talent of the Hernandezes and all the achievements obtained through the effort and hard work put forth by both of them.
In one of those many reports, it is highlighted that Esteban is considered as one of the most influential Mexicans and has become one of the main dancers of SF Ballet. For his part, Isaac has received a Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts from the President of Mexico at the time, Enrique Peña Nieto, is also part of the SF Ballet as a main dancer and is one of the judges in the dancing competition ”Mira Quien Baila”.
Both Isaac and Esteban are clear proof that dreams come true and everything can be achieved with effort and dedication no matter where we came from.
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