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Orlando Hernández

Advisory Council
Performer, Teacher, and Writer
Providence, RI


Orlando Hernández (He/Him/His) is a tap dancer, theater-maker, and writer based in Rhode Island. He has presented his work at On the Boards, SPACE Gallery, Movement Research at the Judson Church, the Provincetown Dance Festival, DANCE NOW at Joe’s Pub, the Motion State Dance Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, and La Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernández Torres. Since 2016, he has been a part of Trinity Rep and Rhode Island Latino Arts’ free bilingual theater initiative, Teatro en el Verano, as an actor, adapter, and choreographer. As a member of the Boston-based tap dance company Subject:Matter, directed by Ian Berg, Orlando has performed at Inside/Out at Jacob’s Pillow, the Yard, the Montreal Fringe Festival, and New England Dance on Tour. He has received grants and fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Brown Arts Initiative. He works as a teaching artist and cultural programmer with Rhode Island Latino Arts, and he teaches at schools, studios, and non-profits. You can find him at www.orlyhernandez.com or on Instagram @pineappleju_icefrog.

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