In 2006 Fernando became the first Colombian to join the Royal Ballet and in 2014 he was promoted to soloist.
He made his debut in a Principal role in November 2015's performance of 'The Two Pigeons'. In 2016 he took a sabbatical to return home to spend time with his family for the first time in 16 years.
Whilst there he was a judge on the inaugural Colombian series of 'Dancing with the Stars' and the subject of a BBC TV documentary, 'Dancing for Peace'. He is also an ambassador for Go Dad Run.