Iratxe is originally from San Sebastian, Spain where she attended the Conservatorio Superior de Musica before graduating from the John Cranko Schule Stuttgart, Germany. She danced with Basel Ballet and Ballet Gulbelkian before joining Nacho Duato’s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain. She later joined the Lyon Opera Ballet before becoming a member of Nederlands Dance Theatre under the direction of Anders Hellstrom. She has worked with choreographers such as Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Jacopo Godani, Johan Inger, Medhi Walerski, Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Wayne McGregor, Alexander Ekman, to name a few. Iratxe’s won prizes and mentions in choreographic competitions such as the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Certamen CoreogrÁfico de Madrid and was awarded for her artistic trajectory by the Association of Dance Professionals (Spain) in 2007. Since 2009 after leaving NDT she became a freelance artist, she have danced choreographed and teached all around the globe. Since 2014 Iratxe together with Igor Bacovich founded “i+i”. The duo collaborates on a variety of project since several years, choreographing, dancing, teaching, organising events and producing shows. Iratxe and Igor have developed they own dancing method called “Metamorphosis Method” and are founders and organisers of “Metamorphosis International Residency”.
Igor Bacovich is an Italian dancer, choreographer and teacher. Igor studied at “Accademia Nazionale di danza” (IT) and got his degree in CODARTS (NL). In the Netherlands he worked with several choreographers such as Bruno Listopad, Krisztina de Chatel, Nanine Linning among others. From 2008 to 2014 he worked in the social field in the Netherlands and Spain. Since 2014 Igor together with Iratxe Ansa founded “i+i”. The duo collaborates on a variety of project since several years, choreographing, dancing, teaching, organising events and producing shows. Igor and Iratxe have developed they own dancing method called “Metamorphosis Method” and are founders and organisers of Metamorphosis International Residency.