Paige is a multidisciplinary artist who is critically acclaimed as a performer, director, choreographer and playwright. Paige is also known for her effective fusion of theatre, hip-hop, dance and education.
As a master teaching artist, Paige has taught throughout the country, to all ages, in all disciplines. To date, she has reached approx. 10,000 students, from Pre-K through college, in over 100 residencies, workshops and performances. She has been recognized in many organizations including the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and Arena Stage where she was awarded the Thomas Fichandler award for exceptional promise in theater education. The Huffington Post also named Paige a “classroom hero” because of her outstanding arts integration and work with STEM initiatives.
Paige is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and has performed on many stages throughout the country including DC: Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, The Kennedy Center , Fulton Theatre (PA), Ohio Theatre (NY), Manship Theatre(LA), Paramount Theatre (TX), Cleveland Playhouse (OH), The Wharton Center (MI) and many others. She has collaborated with The Lincoln Center (NY) and was commissioned by both the National New Play Network, the Kennedy Center and the Glimmerglass festival.
As a critically acclaimed director and dancer, Paige’s choreography has been seen all over the world most notably at Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center, Forum Theatre and at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. She recently received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council as well as two Helen Hayes nominations for choreography and performance. Most recently she was named “40 under 40” by Washingtonian Magazine, “Six Theatre workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine, a “Citizen Artist Fellow” at the Kennedy Center and a “Rising Leader of Color” by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
As a hip-hop education advocate, Paige has shaped various educational workshops, including Props for Hip Hop at Arena Stage and Keep it Moving, at Wolf Trap. Both workshops help teachers to understand the fundamentals of hip-hop while incorporating the culture into their curriculum.
With her company B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT, Paige tours internationally with her original works including Stomping Grounds, CLOVE, Liner Notes, The Nayika Project, 7th Street Echo , All the Way Live!, Havana Hop and Paige in Full: A B-girl’s Visual Mixtape.
For a complete listing of Paige’s credits, experiences, and training, please visit the resume page.
Paige Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist who is critically acclaimed as a performer, director, choreographer and playwright. As an AEA equity actress, Paige has performed on many stages throughout the country. As a playwright, Paige has been commissioned by the National New Play Network, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theatre, The Kennedy Center and the Glimmerglass Festival. She recently received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council as well as two Helen Hayes nominations for choreography and performance. Paige has also been named a “classroom hero” by The Huffington Post, a “Citizen Artist Fellow” with the Kennedy Center and one of “Six Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. With her company B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT, Paige continues to develop and tour original work internationally. www.paigehernandez.com
In 2011, Paige started her own company, B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT.
10 original shows, 5 commissions, 7 years of touring. 75+ venues. 35 States, 6 countries.
Countless workshops. 50+ residencies. 3 awards. More than 50,000+ audience members to date.
B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT specializes in productions of all art mediums that speak to a multi faceted hip hop generation. Inspired by artistic collaborations and created in the spirit of B-girls, B-FLY houses all of Paige’s original shows including:Paige in Full, Havana Hop, Liner Notes, The Nayika Project, All the Way Live and a hip hopera, Stomping Grounds!
Please visit www.bflyentertainment.com for more details on each of the shows and their accompanying residencies, workshops and master classes.You can also join the B-FLY mailing list and follow B-FLY on facebook and twitter.
B-FLY seeks to elevate hip hop within the art community.
BE TRUE. BE YOU. B-FLY.
Since 2010, B-FLY Entertainment has toured to various venues throughout the world. Listed below are just a few from the past few years. Additional production/touring history can be furnished upon request.
Alberta Blair Theatre Billings, Montana
Des Moines Center for teh Performing Arts Des Moines, Iowa
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, New Jersey
BAM, Brooklyn, NY
Virginia Tech University, VA
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
National Council of the Arts, Singapore
Capital Jazz Super Cruise, various Caribbean Islands
Playhouse Square, Cleveland Ohio
Univ. of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa
Wharton Center, Michigan State University
Trust Cultural Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Edmonds Performing Arts Center Edmonds, Wa (HH)
Playhouse Square, Cleveland Ohio
PopeJoy Hall, Albuquerque New Mexico
NJPAC, Newark New jersey
The Smith Xenter, Las Vegas Nevada
National Arts Council, Singapore
Paige is available to facilitate a variety of workshops for your school, theatre or organization.
All workshops can be adapted to fit any length of time or age range.
As a master teaching artist, Paige has taught throughout the country, to all ages, in all disciplines. To date, she has reached over 10, 000 students, from Pre-K through college, in over 100 residencies, workshops and performances. She has been recognized in many organizations including the Wolftrap Foundation for Early Learning and Arena Stage where she was awarded the Thomas Fichandler award for exceptional promise in theater education. Paige was also named a “classroom hero” by the Huffington Post.
Check out Paige’s most popular workshops below and if you still don’t see something that fits then you can create your own! Paige can create a workshop that meets your participants’ needs or your classroom’s curriculum. Combine elements from the workshops below or pow-wow with Paige to create something unique, inspiring and interactive. Paige has also created unique workshops with early childhood education, STEM areas, film acting, world dance and audition techniques.
Hip Hop Body Rock
Calling all fly girls and b-boys! Learn about significant hip hop choreographers, different styles of hip hop dance and regional/cultural influences. Then it‘s time to stretch and flex before you learn a brand new hip hop routine. Warning: after taking this class, your swagger may go into overdrive!
As ensemble, participants will write, devise and perform their own ten-minute theatrical piece. Paige will lead the group through transitions, tableaux and basic play building. In the end, resources will be plentiful for the group to continue to create meaningful pieces in their communities.
Rap, Clap, Write That!
A pen and a paper is all you need to be a playwright! Effortlessly create characters, plots and setting using hip hop inspiration. Participants will be inspired to create poems, monologues and basic dialogue. If there‘s time at the end, we‘ll share the genius.
DST: Hip Hop Strategies and Activities for the Classroom and Stage
Participants will explore innovative hip hop teaching methods, activities and exercises to supplement curriculum and/or to use in performance pieces. The workshop will show how each hip hop element (Emcee, DJ, Graffiti and B-boy) can easily be transformed into exercises or performance pieces.