Paulo Hernandez-Farella

Los Angeles, CA

BFA Class of 2019

Where did you train?

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and the Marat Daukayev School of Ballet.

What inspires you?

Seeing dance affect human beings on a personal level. Knowing that when I dance and display my art-form, I have  the potential to change or influence someone else’s life. I dance every day hoping that I touch someone’s heart, push them to better themselves, take them through history, compel them to feel emotions they didn’t know they had, or that I may even inspire the next great dancer to begin his or her training.

Describe yourself in three words.

Positive. Fearless. Relentless.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I’m colorblind.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman’s inaugural class?

In short, to be a part of this program is an honor. To be given a chance to meet and work with the biggest names in the dance world, to train in every style of dance, and to be an entrepreneur in one of the nation’s finest schools is priceless.

USC, unlike any other program in the world, has given me the capability of becoming eternal. My fellows peers and I will be forever known as the first of something, and not many people in the world can say that. For that, I will always be grateful.