Born in Canarias, Spain, Jacob Hernández studied there under the orders of the dancer and choreographer Gelu Barbu and a few years later he became part of the prestigious Hamburg Balletschule (Germany) with John Neumeier as director to finish his dance studies.
In 2000, he won a dance contest held in A Coruña (Spain) and in 2001 he was invited to collaborate with Maurice Bejart's Company during his Canary Islands’ tour. Two years later, he began his career as a professional dancer in Nacho Duato's Compañía Nacional de Danza, where he performed several of his famous choreographies such as Arenal, Duende, Coming Together, Rasamble, L'Amoroso, among others.
In 2005 he was invited to dance in the production of Blancanieves Ballet with Tamara Rojo, where he plays one of the solo dwarfs of this ballet. During the 2006/07 season he entered as principal dancer in the Ballet Madrid Company of Pascal Tozeou, in which he performed ballets such as The Nutcracker and The Red Shoes.
A few months later, in February 2007, he returns to his homeland to join the new Gran Canaria Ballet directed by Anatol Yanowsky, where he performs as a soloist pieces by such prestigious choreographers as Jeunehomme by Uwe Scholz, Empty place by Renato Zanella and Returning Points by Annabelle López Ochoa.
During the following years, he is part of the Víctor Ullate Ballet as soloist and dances in Samsara, Coppélia, 2 You Maestro, Beethoven, Wonderland, etc. Ullate also creates a solo for Jacob in memory of his teacher Maurice Bejart, Après Toi, premiered in Palma de Mallorca and coinciding with the anniversary of his death. Later, he is invited to participate in the XXV Anniversary Gala of Víctor Ullate Ballet-Community of Madrid, along with dance stars such as Lucía Lacarrra, Rut Miró, Igor Yebra, among others.
In 2010 he travelled to France to start his career at the Biarritz Ballet, where he performs such representative pieces as Romeo and Juliet, El Amor Brujo, Bolero, Magnifique, Dernière Chanson, Mozart at 2, Lucifer, Cendrillon, Nocturnes, Estro, La Beauty and the Beast…
And in 2015, he took part in the Donosti Dance Gala (Teatro Victoria Eugenia, Spain), in which he played Romeo y Julieta - Grand Pas de Deux.
As a choreographer he curated some pieces like Memories for the musical Cats (Charity Gala of Save the Children) and Hug in the rain for the Gala of the World Dance Day (Teatro Victoria Eugenia, Spain), with music by Ángel Illarramendi.
He has been invited on numerous occasions to participate in dance competitions, such as the one in Ciudad de Haro or the ORBE National Dance Contest (Burgos), in which he has intervened as chairman and jury.
In his career as a teacher, he has extensive experience as a ballet teacher in schools such as Idance, by Lola Gonzales (Madrid), Ainhoa Pardo (Irún), visiting professor at dance academies such as Miren Gómez, Ana Lanfus, Pausoka (Guipuzkoa), Dance and art center of Madrid, Ballet Chary Utrera, Elisabeth Mateo academy or the Municipal School of dance of Arguineguin (Canary Islands).
He was also a ballet teacher in the third edition of the TV show Fama from Cuatro channel, and invited professor to teach dance courses at the Arriaga Theater.
In the 2016-2017 season, he began his career at the Víctor Ullate School as pedagogical director and Head of Classical Dance Studies. He has been able to perform several performances with the students, in which he highlights Études, which was presented during the End of Course Gala in June of 2017, and, more recently, the Peter Pan Ballet in the last Gala in 2018.