Originally from Sonora, Mexico, Ismael received his dance training from Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey. Post graduation he danced with the Ballet de Monterrey until 2009. Experimenting with new forms, Ismael joined Cuerpo Etereomodern Dance and performed throughout Mexico and the USA until 2012. His training has also included ariel dance through the company Circus Danza Teatro & Performance. Ismael recently moved to San Francisco to become part of the Bay Area dance community. Since relocating he has performed the works of Amy Seiwert, Laura Rae Bernasconi and Napoles Ballet. This is Ismael's first season with The Anata Project.