Amaia Elizaran (1992, Tolosa, Gipuzkoa) is a Basque dancer and choreographer that has created five original contemporary dance pieces -Raw (2016), Pool (2017), Block (2018), Mar (2019), Out (2020)- and has participated in different cultural projects over the last ten years.
Elizaran began her classic dance training at the Ekintza school. In 2008, after receiving a grant from the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, she studied at the Royal Conservatory of Dance Mariemma, where she graduated with a specialisation in Contemporary Dance (2012-2013) and earned the Virginia Valero Award for her trajectory, as well as an Honour’s mention. Since graduating in 2013, she has worked with choreographers such as James Wilton, John Ross, Jessica Kennedy, Adam Russell, Iker Arrue, Jon Maya, Iris Heitzinger, Hilde Koch, and Judith Argomaniz. Since 2018, she has been collaborating as a guest dancer in various Alos Quartet concerts. Since 2015, she has been working on her own projects under the name Amaia Elizaran, balancing her performance work with teaching.