Originally trained as a national gymnast in his home country Spain, Fernando Hernando Magadan is a choreographer who combines his passion of dancing with creating choreographies. He studied at the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid before enrolling at the Central School of Ballet in London. In 2001 Fernando Hernando Magadan joined the Nederlands Dans Theater, and was nominated for “Outstanding Male Artist” two years later at the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards. At NDT Fernando Hernando Magadan has been working with renowned choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon, William Forsythe and Crystal Pite.
Over the past ten years Fernando Hernando Magadan has been creating choreographies for companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater, BalletBC, Cross Connection Ballet Company Copenhagen, Saarbrücken Ballet, Luna Negra Dance Company and the Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. Fernando Hernando Magadan's works are highly imaginative and can be characterized by his search for the core of human beings. For the choreographer dance is an important element of expression and cultural identity, and a way to communicate with our subconscious and the unknown. At times when new technologies are drastically changing our communications, dance can be a unique artistic expression that can bring us closer to the core of our physical and spiritual existence.
Fernando Hernando Magadan choreographed the dance parts for Nierka, a multidisciplinary show by visual designer Tupac Martir, which premiered in London in 2012. He has also been invited to present his choreography 'The Time is a House' for the Russian Cultural TV. Together with Grammy Award Winner “Turtle Island Quartet” he created the piece 'Royal Road' . As a teacher Fernando Hernando Magadan has been invited to North and South America, Europe and Japan.
Since January 2017 Fernando Hernando Magadan is fully concentrating on his choreography and teaching/coaching.