15 year old girl from Mexico receives scholarship for Summerschool Den Haag

Mexico's most internationally acclaimed male ballet dancer Isaac Hernandez (Dutch National Ballet and English National Ballet), wants to change ballet in Mexico and he is doing this together with his family. Both his parents were ballet dancers and his younger brother Esteban Hernandez is a principal with the San Francisco Ballet. 

The Hernandez family has several projects for children. One of the projects is: Escuela Municipal de Ballet de Tlajomulco, the first school to offer free ballet training for 300 children. One of their students Giselle Garcia Lara has received a scholarship for Summerschool Den Haag. Giselle was invited by Mirella Simoncini after a visit by her teacher Yoko van Reijsen to Mirella’s school. 

Giselle Garcia Lara

Yoko (former dancer of the Dutch National Ballet) is currently working for the Hernandez family. Yoko has been traveling around to find possibilities for their students to experience ballet training abroad. For Giselle this will be her very first visit to the Netherlands and meet and greet with the professional teachers at Summerschool Den Haag.