Urtzi Aranburu


Urtzi Aranburu
ballet master
He started his classical training at age nine with Maria Carmen Medel at her ballet school, Thalia, in Spain. He continued his dance education with Luis Fuente in Madrid and, after four years, began his career as a professional dancer. After two seasons with Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Jiří Kylián promoted Aranburu to Nederlands Dans Theater 1, in which he continued to perform and tour internationally for 14 years; from 2009–13, he returned to Nederlands Dans Theater 2 as a ballet master and teacher. He has worked extensively with Kylián and other renowned choreographers including Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin and Hans van Manen, performing their works worldwide, while teaching technique and repertoire at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. Choreographers Aranburu has assisted include Kylián, Jorma Elo, Johan Inger and Lukas Timulak; he’s staged their works and others for numerous companies including Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo (Monaco), Ballett Stuttgart (Germany), La Scala (Italy) and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.