Beñat began his training at the dance conservatory of his hometown in the Basque Country at the age of 5, where he graduated in 2016. He joined the Dutch National Ballet Trainee Program under the direction of Jean-Yves Esquerre where he had the opportunity to work on Dutch repertoire as well as participate in a workshop on William Forsythe’s Artifact and dancing in Christopher Wheeldon’s Scenes de Ballet. Beñat arrived in the United States and joined Atlanta Ballet 2 where he performed in Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast, works by Victor Plotnikov, and Anthony Tudor’s Continuo. He also danced in company productions such as John McFall’s The Nutcracker, Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote, and Craig Davidson’s world premier Remembrance/Hereafter. In Atlanta, he also participated in Atlanta Opera’s Carmen. During his training, he attended summer intensives at the Royal Ballet School (London), Princesse Grace Academy (Monaco), and the Bournonville Summer School in Amsterdam. He is really thankful to have performed with TBT last season in Ben Stevenson’s choreography, William Forsythe’s In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, and enjoyed the creation process of Andre Silva’s 11:11. Beñat is excited for this second season with the company.