Cecilia Helena Hernandez, of Teaneck, New Jersey, began her ballet training at Nunnbetter Dance Theatre under the leadership of Mr. Leath Nunn. She continued her training at her home studio while also attending summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Academy East, Cincinnati Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Entering her senior year of high school, Cecilia moved into PBT’s Byham House to begin training at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. Upon graduating, she spent two years in PBT’s Graduate Program, where she was honored to perform lead roles with the School. She has also had the great privilege to dance with the company in Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker, Beauty and the Beast and Susan Jaffe’s Swan Lake. Since she joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, she has felt at home, and her love and appreciation for the school and the company have only deepened throughout the years. Humbled and honored, Cecilia is thrilled to join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as an apprentice for the 2022-2023 season.