Valentin Hernandez

Hip Hop Instructor

Dancing for over 15 years, Valentin Hernandez has accomplished many things and has grown to be a fine choreographer, director, and mentor. Valentin's dancing consists of swift intention, and creative choreography. He is energetic, has excellent coordination, confidence, uncommon stamina and strong musicality.

He continues to train and grow as well. To this day he still attends many classes, workshops, and intensives from various choreographers and instructors. He applies what he learns to how he teaches his students as well. His previous team was The Neighborhood, a competitive adult team of Dancing for a Cause organization based out of Dallas, TX. He has worked with a total of 3 thus far.

 Brown Bag Special

-Monsters of hip hop

-Move to groove Dallas Texas

-World of Dance Dallas, second place

-ABDC season 5 auditions


Redefined Dance Company

-World of Dance Dallas, two consecutive runs of first place

-FSA Goodphil UTA, first place


The Neighborhood

-World of Dance Dallas, first place

-World of Dance Houston, third place 

-SoundBox Studios Meltdown , first place

-Dancers Paradise, Carmen De Playa,Mexico


Valentin's dances consist of popping, locking, isolations, and many forms of hip hop. He enjoys providing individuals and groups with dance instructions, to coordinate placement and timing. He effectively directs students in an efficient manner, spreading his own knowledge and wisdom. 


For Valentin's philosophy, he tries to portray hip hop more than what is known about the current existence and background of each fundamental. He tries to make others understand their own body and how it can move in so many ways. He likes to encourage people to not be comfortable, and always wants others to accept a challenge. 

Valentin’s Professional work includes:
-Accomplice’s Background dancer/Tour/Music Video/Shows
-NFL Cowboys Draft Party in 2006
-MLS Cup 2006
-Home Depot Industrial Show 2007
-US Bank Industrial Show 2007
-MTV’s Sweet 16 2007
-Fashion show for the “W” Hotel 2007
-The Show: Hosted by: Jabbawockeez Dallas, TX 2008- Placed 2ND 
-Move to Groove Ball in Dallas (2007-2009) - Bi-monthly show
-Choreographed for UTA Good Phil 2009
-Monsters of Hip Hop (2007-2012)
-The Show II: Hosted by: Quest Crew Dallas, TX 2009
-ABDC Season 5 Auditions Houston, TX 2009
- Music Video for AJ Hernz "Do it all"
-World of Dance Dallas 2010 -2016  placed (2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th,1st)
-Choreographed for UT Goodphil 2014-placed 1st
-WOD Houston 2015 (3rd place)
- Music Video for Alex TinyB “Way Up”

-Background Dancer for Alex TinyB Tenjano Car Show 2018


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