Sara Fernández López was born in Almería. She began her ballet studies at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid. Throughout her training she has worked with teachers such as Francesc Bravo, Keith Morino, Marilyn Mónaco, Julia Estévez, Eduardo Lao, Carmen París, Sabîne Dahrendors, Víctor Ullate, Thérèse Lorenzo, Carlos Valcárcel, Irena Milovan and Monique Loudière.
In 2006 she was awarded 1st and 3rd Prizes at the Maratón de Danza de Madrid for her dance pieces ¿Por Qué No? [“Why Not?”] by Ángel Blanco and Alrededor No Hay Nada [“Around Us There Is Nothing”] by Goyo Montero. That same year she also worked with Europa Danse, taking part in a number of European tours and performing pieces by renowned choreographers such as Kylián, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, Alicia Alonso and Thierry Malandin.
She joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza in January 2007, dancing works by Nacho Duato, Tony Fabre, Gentian Doda, Yoko Taira, Amaury Lebrun, Mats Ek, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, Marcos Morau, Ohad Naharín, Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman, among others.
During these years she has also taken part in many international galas as guest dancer.