Sergio Bernal Biography
Sergio was born in Madrid in 1990, He began in 2002 at the Real Conservatorio de Danza de Madrid, where he graduated with top marks. His professional career began when he joined Rafael Aguilar’s company as a principal dancer and later joined the Workshop of the National Ballet of Spain In 2009 he was part of the Carlos Saura company and toured internationally with Flamenco Hoy.
In 2012 he joined the National Ballet of Spain as a soloist, becoming a principal dancer in 2016.
In recent years he has traveled the world dancing in the most renowned international star galas with Plisétskaya, Rojo, Somova, Obraztsova, Nuñez y Polunin among others.
In his repertoire he dances The three cornered hat, Fantasía Galaica, Puerta de Tierra, Zapateado de Sarasate, Eritaña (Antonio Ruiz Soler); Bolero (Rafael Aguilar); Bolero (Granero); The Swan, The last encounter y Concierto Andaluz (Ricardo Cue); Electra (Antonio Ruz); Apollo(Balanchine)).
He dances his own choreographies: Overture, Ser, Folia of gentlemen, Orgia, Bolero, Histoire du soldat, Petrushka.
In September 2019 he left the National Ballet of Spain to form his own company together with Ricardo Cue. His first production was ‘A Night with Sergio Bernal’ premiered in Sochi, Russia, along with Joaquín de Luz and Miriam Mendoza.
In January of that year, he was a special guest artist at the English National Ballet’s 70th anniversary celebration directed by Tamara Rojo at the Coliseum Theater in London.
In October 2020 open the second production “SER” at the Teatros del Canal, Madrid. In January 2022 he began touring with both programs in Italy and Spain.
Awards and honors
2012 2012 Premio Positano de la Danza ‘Leonide Massine’.
BERNAL recibe el Premio Positano de la Danza “Leone Massine
2016 Ballet 2000 Award . Prix in Cannes, France
“El baile español de Sergio Bernal, galardonado junto a la élite del ballet clásico internacional.”
2017 FORBES Award “UNDER 30 UNDER”.
“Forbes España, la revista de negocios por excelencia en nuestro país, reúne a los 30 españoles más exitosos por debajo de los 30 años en la primera edición de Forbes 30 under 30 para hacer una radiografía completa del emprendimiento actual en un mundo digitalizado y cambiante.”
2018 Nominated for UK National Dance Awards (for Outstanding male classical performance “The Swan”)
2018 National Dance Awards. Announcement of Nominations
2019 Named UK Ambassador for the Arts.
“El bailarín madrileño Sergio Bernal, embajador de las Artes del Reino Unido.”
2021 Taobuk Awards Award for the best dancer on the international scene. Taormina, Italy.
2021 World Dance Stars Gala Recognition . Santo Domingo.
2023 Award to the best internacional dancer. International magazine DANZA&DANZA 2022.