Fernando Troya (1989) is a dance maker based in The Netherlands. Born in Madrid, Spain, he is classically trained at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. Professionally has danced for Goyo Montero, Stephan Thoss and with Netherlands Dance Theatre II.
He has produced independent projects, such as the series Reminiscente, a 2.5 years research on Plato's Theory of Form, and the painter Francisco de Goya, with 5 different dance creations, performed nationally and internationally (Mexico, Russia, Turkey…) and supported by Dansmakers Amsterdam, Korzo Theatre in The Hague, and the National Funds for the Performing Arts in Holland and The Spanish Embassy in Turkey, St. Petersburg and Mexico City; Essential Rights, awarded the BNG Bank Dansprijs in the Netherlands; premiered in Korzo Theatre in The Hague and performed at Dansmakers Amsterdam; Withering, a solo performed and awarded in different festivals around the world (1st prize at ’10 Sentidos’ festival in Valencia, Spain; 2nd prize for best performance at the Solo-Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart and 3rd prize for choreography at the Warsaw Zawirowania Choreography Competition,);
He also takes part in international collaborations, such as Found in Translation, with Slovenian maker Kristina Aleksova; among others. And simultaneously, Fernando has also created commissioned works for international dance companies: Uncertain Distance for Ballet Finland, premiered at the National Theatre in Helsinki; ‘The animal that takes you’ for the Budapest Dance Theatre, premiered at the National Theatre in Budapest. Recently he has been creating works for dance universities in the Netherlands: AHK (MTD and MIME Opleiding), ArtEZ and Codarts.