Fabián Barba was born in Quito in 1982. At the age of 12 he started studying modern dance at La casa de la danza and later at the Frente de Danza Independiente as well as theater at the school of the theater group Malayerba. This education in his hometown allowed him to to work as a professional performer in that artistic milieu. Parallel to his artistic training, Fabián studied Communication and Literature for two years at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador.
In 2004 he went to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. where he finished both the training and the research cycle with the graduation piece keeping busy keeping still (2008), co-created with Tuur Marinus and Marisa Cabal. After leaving school he became a founding member of Busy Rocks, a collective based on artistic affinities that functions as an inspirational platform for constant and long-term sharing of work. In the frame of Busy Rocks he has participated in the creation of Dominos and Butterflies (2009), A Mary Wigman Dance Evening (2009) and Studium (2010). He is currently engaged in the production of a new performance A personal yet collective history to be premiered in the season 2011-2012.
Besides his work with Busy Rocks, Fabián participated as a dancer in the creation of You’ve changed by Zoo/Thomas Hauert and will join in the creation of Danza Permanente by choreographer DD Dorvillier.