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 of working on Dutch repertoire from Rudi van Danzig, Nils Christie, and Toer van Shayk as well as a workshop on William Forsythe’s Artifact and dancing on Christopher Wheeldon’s Scenes de Ballet. Last year, Beñat arrived in the United States joining Atlanta Ballet 2 where he performed in Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast, works by Victor Plotnikov and Tina Bohnstedt, 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, as well as masterclasses from dancers of Paris Opera among other European companies. Beñat is excited to join Texas Ballet Theater this season.