Argentinian-born Herman Cornejo joined the American Ballet Theatre almost two decades ago, rising through the ranks to principal dancer in 2003.
His stellar career has seen him dance all the major roles, working with an impressive roster of choreographers and artists, receiving multiple nominations, awards and distinctions.
And he’s just about to add another award to the collection, with the honour of the prestigious ‘Positano Premia la Danza‘ 2018 Award as a ‘Dancer of the Year‘.
Herman follows an esteemed line of dancers who have been bestowed this award, including Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Vladimir Vasiliev, Ekaterina Maximova, Natalia Makarova, Carla Fracci, Alessandra Ferri, Roberto Bolle, Alicia Alonso, Uliana Lopatkina, Ivan Vassiliev, Natalia Osipova, Yuri Grigorovich, Mats Ek, Ana Laguna, Lutz Förster, Vladimir Vassiliev.
The Wonderful World of Dance has attended the glamorous award ceremony, that takes place in Positano, Italy every year.
In this podcast episode, Herman talks about what it means to receive this award, as he prepares to head to the Amalfi Coast for the star-studded gala event.
Listen to Herman talk about growing up and dancing in Buenos Aires, his move to the US and joining the American Ballet Theatre, the company of his dreams and his special relationship with the incredible Alessandra Ferri.