Fernando Rodriguez attended Grand Valley State University as a dance major. He joined Missouri Contemporary Ballet in 2009 for seven seasons and was Resident Choreographer 2016-2021. 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 currently in his 4th season with Giordano Dance Chicago, and is thrilled to be a part of the EXD team.