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Australian born to Spanish parents, Fernando began flamenco dancing at a very young age with Conchita & Pepe Gonzalez in Melbourne and has travelled regularly to Spain to maintain his technique and ability. Performing now for over thirty-five years in all aspects of the industry, Fernando has earned a reputation as Australia’s foremost flamenco dancer.
Fernando has performed extensively throughout Australia and overseas with some of the world’s finest companies, including the English National Opera in collaboration with the Victorian State Opera on their production of Don Quixote, working alongside opera legend Richard Van Allan. Other operas include Orlando and Carmen with Opera Australia in Melbourne and Taipei.
After touring as a principal dancer with Flamenco Fire throughout New South Wales and Queensland, Fernando was invited as a special guest performer to dance in Seville, Spain for the Andalusian Government. Other career highlights include guest performer for Flamenco Areti, and solo performer with Santos in Japan and Nexus Cabaret Arts Centre in Adelaide.
Fernando’s film and television experience include Man from Snowy River (with Tom Burlinson) , Amy (with Rachel Griffiths), Noah’s Ark, True Love & Chaos, The Today Show, ABC Kids TV, The Mike Walsh Show, and Young Talent Time, to name a few. Most recently, Fernando played the role of Anthony in the new TV comedy series Soul Mates.
In 2013, Fernando originated the role of Rico in the World Premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s production of Strictly Ballroom in Australia, and he is thrilled to recreate this role in the West End. This is a dream role for Fernando where he has the opportunity to combine his true passions for flamenco and acting.
Strictly Ballroom From the award winning visionary Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby, comes Strictly Ballroom The Musical. This feel-good new musical is based on the multi-award-winning film that inspired the world to dance. Strictly Ballroom tells the inspiring story of Scott Hastings, a championship bal...
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the West End premiere of STRICTLY BALLROOM, starring Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young at the Piccadilly Theatre (on 24 April 2018). Did you spot Baz Luhrmann in the house? And who'd Perry rhumba with at the after-party?
It's the middle of February and love is in the air! Wednesday was valentines day and thousands of lovebirds flew to theatres around the country to enjoy a musical together! There was also a lot of tweeting...like, a LOT a lot of tweeting...so we put together our top tweets from Valentines Day 2018. Some are funny, some are cool, some are...original, to say the least.
No need to wait until winter 2018 to ‘keep dancing’, Olivier Award-winning DrewMcOnie’s spectacular production of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is heading to the Piccadilly in March and here’s the latest casting news.
Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen aren't the only ballroom beauties cast in Baz Luhrmann's screen-to-stage adaptation of his 1992 cult film hit. Find all the #StageFaves announced so far for Drew McOnie's West End transfer...