Hernando Cortez

 

 

 

Hernando Cortez was born in Manila, Philippines, and spent his early years in British Columbia, where he began his dance training at Vancouver’s Pacific Ballet Theatre.

He graduated with Honors from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in 1985.

 

Paul Taylor Dance Company
New York NY 
1987 – 1996
White Oak Dance Project 
New York NY 
1999 – 2000

He has been on the faculties of Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, The Boston Conservatory, the Joffrey School, and the school of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Cortez is Founding Director of Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), a fundraising program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Mr. Cortez is a proud recipient of a 2004 Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement, and was named one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People 2005 by Cleveland Magazine. .

Through nomination and the generous support of The Cleveland Foundation, Cortez attended the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, a joint program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation and National Arts Strategies. He has served on numerous panels, most recently as an advisor for the National Endowment for the Arts.


About Me

Hernando Cortez was born in Manila, Philippines, and spent his early years in British Colum

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bia, where he began his dance training at Vancouver’s Pacific Ballet Theatre.

He graduated with Honors from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in 1985.

 

Hernando  Cortez

 


 

 

Paul Taylor Dance Company<br /> New York NY<br /> 1987 – 1996
White Oak Dance Project<br /> New York NY<br /> 1999 – 2000

He has been on the faculties of Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, The Boston Conservatory, the Joffrey School, and the school of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Cortez is Founding Director of Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA), a fundraising program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Mr. Cortez is a proud recipient of a 2004 Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement, and was named one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People 2005 by Cleveland Magazine. .

Through nomination and the generous support of The Cleveland Foundation, Cortez attended the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders, a joint program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation and National Arts Strategies. He has served on numerous panels, most recently as an advisor for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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