Yvonne Hernandez attended Bates Dance Festival as a scholarship student in 2006. The following year she returned as an intern and has since served on the faculty of the Youth Arts Program. She is a BA graduate from the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. After studying with Jennifer Archibald at Bates the summer of 2009, she joined as company member and continues as Rehearsal Director with Jennifer Archibald’s Arch Dance Company. Under Ms. Archibald’s direction, Yvonne has taught and restaged Ms. Archibald’s work at ArchCore 40, Fordham/Ailey Program, Columbia/Barnard University, Balletakademien Stockholm, Howard University, Cap21 NYC, Booker T. Washington H.S., and Tulsa Ballet II. She has also danced with Raja Feather Kelly’s The Feath3r Theory. Yvonne began her performing career in San Diego, CA. serving as Eveoke Dance Theatre’s Concert Company Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, and Youth Performing Group Director.
Yvonne’s love for dance and movement has led to a versatile career including teaching Vinyasa & Hot Yoga for Yoga to the People in NYC, Coaching top Athletes at Hammer Athletics in Syosset, The Aviators Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, and runs a private Nutrition Health Coaching practice.Back to Faculty