Lori Hernández is originally from San Diego, California. She started ballet at the age of 3 with Paz Soriano and Carla Pérez. She received her pre-professional training for 10 years at San Diego Academy of Ballet under the direction of Sylvia Tchernychev. She has had the opportunity to perform multiple principal roles from ballets such as The Nutcracker, Paquita, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. She has participated in the Youth American Grand Prix for five consecutive years and has attended numerous summer intensives around the United States. She has danced professionally with Ballet Arizona and Oklahoma City Ballet. She is currently teaching ballet and continues to dance professionally.