Madrid, 1990. He has a PhD in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts, Speciality in Dance and Arts of the Gesture in Paris VIII University (France). He has a Degree in Philosophy in Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), a degree in Contemporary Dance in Paris VIII University, a degree in Flamenco Dance in APDE-Cátedra de Flamencología de Jerez (Spain) and a degree in Creative Writing and Imagination Techniques in Escuela Contemporánea de Humanidades (Spain).
He has also studied a Master in “Philosophy and contemporary critics of the culture” and other one in “Dance research”, both in Paris VIII University where he is nowadays a PhD candidate in the Dance Department.
He is member of the International Dance Council (UNESCO) since 2013 and he has won the 1st Dance Research Award of the Academia de las Artes Escénicas de España. He has been also awarded with the Best Dancer Award in the 19th Muestra de Danza El Álamo and the DanceWeb Scholarship in Impulstanz Festival of Vienna.
He has his own dance company since 2009 and he has presented few performances as Bailar las palabras (2013), H2OHNO (2014), Bailar en hombre (2015), Intimo Interior Meo (2016), DeCid (2016), Too easy to see (2018) and Pensaor (2018).
He has been artistic director of “Ni tú ni yo” (Belén Maya and Juan Diego Mateos, 2020), artistic codirector of “Bailes Colaterales” (José Manuel Álvarez Dance Company, 2019) and artistic counsellor of artists as Juan Carlos Lérida (“Al Baile”, 2016) and Olga Pericet (“Un Cuerpo Infinito”, 2019).
In 2017 he curated queer art festival “Desviados” in DT Theatre (Madrid) and in 2018 he presented also his documentary film “Civil Servants of the Art? The flamenco tablaos in Madrid”.
He is author of few papers, chapters of books (see the complete bibliography here: www.lrparrafernando.com) and two books: “Espejismos de la identidad coreográfica: estética y transformaciones de la farruca” and “De puertas para adentro: disidencia sexual y disconformidad de género en la tradición flamenca”.