Fornier Ortiz is an experienced dancer graduate from the ballet school of Incolballet (1993) in Colombia his home country. He has also done a two years program of modern dance at the Folkwang University of the arts (2001) in Germany.
Fornier Ortiz is currently living in Helsinki and teacher-student at the International professional teacher education at Häme University of Applied Sciences. (2017-
After a long professional career at the Colombian national ballet he has worked with various internationally recognized choreographers in Colombia, Germany, The Netherlands and Finland such as:
Ismael Ivo, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio, Malou Airaudo, Gabriella Maiorino, Carmen Werner, Gabrielle Staiger, Satu Tuomisto, Maija Hirvanen, Sanna Myllylahti, Morgan Nardi, Mark Sieczkarek, Ilona Pászthy, Alvaro Restrepo, Marie France Delouvin, Dominique Dupuy, Ivan Favier, Jacques Broquet, Joao Galante, Gloria Castro and many others
At the moment he is interested in the multiple possibilities of movement founded in Latin American roots. He is curious about different sources of movement; such as Asian martial arts and the urban culture that could influence his art.
As a guest teacher he taught at various professional dance academies and European dance festivals. He has been dedicated to develope his own vocabulary based on a rigorous study of the structural and physical possibilities of the spine relating to the functioning of the body.
Finland University of the Arts Helsinki/ Theater academy, Zodiak Center for New Dance, Tanssille Dance Union, Helsinki Dance Company, Finnish Opera Ballet School, Turku Dansart, Full Moon Dance Festival, North Karelia College at Outokumpu.
Austria SEAD. Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
The Netherlands De Theaterschool Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Henny Jurriens Fundation, Dansetraining Brabant, Danshuis Station Ziud, Fontys Dance Academy
Russia Summer Dance School TSEKH, Open Look St. Petersburg International Summer Festival
Estonia Notafe Dance Festival, Estonian Dance Union
Lithuania Lithuanian Dance Information Center
Germany Tanzhause NRW, Barner Crossing, Gärtnerplatz City Theater Dance Company
Panama Pointe centro de danzas, Danza Activa.
Croatia Academy of Dramatic Art of University of Zagreb.
A Ras (Germany 2005 / Solo- Duo vertion), Porque Yo (Colombia 2006 / Group piece), Scarf Make Warriors (Germany 2007 / Duet), What gets left behind ( Finland 2015/ piece done for the Finnish national opera ballet school), Perpetual Instant ( Germany 2016/ Solo)
Jury at Danza Activa Competencia Internacional and Danza Activa Grand Prix de Danza
He has been part of the international jury for the Tanzfestival 638 Kilo Tanz in Germany
The Architecture of My Dance. A lecture at the 8th Festival Internacional de Ballet Incolballet in Colombia.
The Tanzfestival 638 Kilo Tanz in Germany jury’s awarded the piece Vimmaa. choreography of Satu Tuomisto with the first place.
Workshop together with the argentinian choreographer Luciana Benosilio in Colombia invited by Incolballet, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the city of Cali, the cultural center Comfandi and French-Colombian Alliance.
Subsequently he was invited by Incolballet and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia to give the lectures of Tuning the Instrument and Choreographic Elements.