Fernando Suels Mendoza
was born in Venezuela in 1968. In 1987 he began his dance studies in Caracas with José Ledezma. From 1991 to 1995 Fernando studied at the Folkwang University in Essen. Following his diploma he had been chosen to take part in the master classes of Jean Cébron. From 1995 to July 2018, Fernando Suels was as a full-time member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and danced in almost every new piece and also took over roles in older pieces. To this day, he continues to dance as a guest dancer with the Tanztheater and works as a freelance artist, dancer, teacher and choreographer.