Born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, Ilse recently moved to Winnipeg to further her studies as a professional dancer. In 2013, she received a scholarship from Mexico’s EDUCAFIN Education Fund, which helped her initiate her studies in Canada. She is currently in her third year at the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers. Through the program she has worked with local and national Canadian choreographers.
Ilse has been interested in the arts and dance since her early childhood. She began studying ballet when she was three years old, and has continued training not just in ballet but in different kinds of dance, theatre and music. She has performed in several dance shows and theatre festivals, including in the operetta “The Merry Widow” at The Bicentenario Theatre (considered the best theatre in Latin America) in 2011.
Her project funded by EDUCAFIN consists of using dance as a methodology for physical and emotional rehabilitation. She has been doing social service in different rehabilitation centers in Mexico, like the Teletón (crit Irapuato), teaching kids and elderly people.