Fernando Rodriguez attended Grand Valley State University as a dance major. He joined Missouri Contemporary Ballet in 2009 for seven seasons and has been Resident Choreographer since 2016. In 2015, Fernando joined Giordano Dance Chicago as a Performing Associate and later danced with River North Dance Chicago, Paramount Theater, Cocodaco Dance Project, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and Dance In The Parks. He has guest performed with Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Springfield Ballet, and Owen/Cox Dance Group. In 2019 he was a winner of Inaside Chicago Dance’s choreographic competition, and choreographed a new work for the company in 2020. Fernando is thrilled to return to Giordano Dance Chicago in his first season as a company member, and is excited to be a part of the EXD team.