Noemy Hernandez served as the Los Angeles Program Coordinator for Everyday Arts for Special Education/ Student Engagement (E.A.S.E.). In addition to coaching teachers during her residencies, she coordinated professional development workshops with the schools and at the district level and facilitated the coaching of hundreds of teachers in arts integration strategies. She is delighted to bring her passion for arts in education to artworxLA. As an artist, Noemy was appointed Artistic Director of New-York based Calpulli Mexican Dance Company in February 2012 after forming part of the artistic staff for four years prior as a choreographer, rehearsal director, and dancer. She holds a BFA in Dance with a specialization in Choreography from the University of California, Irvine, graduating cum laude. She also minored in the fields of Drama and Management and recently earned her Certificate in Arts Management from UCI. Noemy's most recent credits are in New York City. Ms. Hernandez choreographed works for Latin jazz artist Arturo O'Farrill and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. She also choreographed for Shakespeare in the Park's The Tempest. Ms. Hernandez is a native of Southern California. Just like Spanish was her first language, ballet folklorico was her first dance experience and holds a very special place in her repertoire. As a performer, Ms. Hernandez was a principal dancer with Pacifico Dance Company, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet led by Jose Vences, and shared the stage with Viviana Basante-Hernandez. Ms. Hernandez is also a gifted Teaching Artist. She served as a master instructor with YoungArts and worked as a Teaching Artist with the New York City Department of Education and LAUSD, sharing her knowledge and love of dance with children throughout the city.