Ismael studied Basque philology and worked as basque language teacher before he decided to dance. After ten years of judo training, he had danced traditional basque dance for ten more years. And since 1997 he followed several contemporary dance classes in San Sebastian and Barcelona. Based in Geneva since 2002 he worked with the following companies in Switzerland, among others, Alias Company, Jean-Marc Heim, Nomades, Gilles Jobin, L’Estuaire, Laura Tanner, Jozsef Trefeli, Greffe (Cindy Van Aker), Jessica Huber, Marcel Leemann Physical Dance Theater, Yiriba and Toriessa. He is now really interested in Body Mind Centering and F.M. Alexander Technique, as those areas bring him the tools he needs to keep developing his dance.
Ismael has participated at several productions of DA MOTUS! since 2005.