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 has been working with renowned choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon, William Forsythe and Crystal Pite, among others.
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. Fernando created the piece Royal Road together with Grammy Award Winner “Turtle Island Quartet”. Teaching has been part of Fernando Hernando Magadan's career as well. He was invited to teach at Dance Art Faculty of Rome, Architanz International Centre for Dance in Tokyo, University of North Carolina, Incolballet Ballet Institute of Colombia and Hollins University in New York. Currently Fernando Hernando Magadan dances with Nederlands Dans Theater 1, while creating new and staging existing works on dance companies in Europe and North America.