Donostia-San Sebastian. Born in the Venezuelan capital, her father, Paul Aguirre, was a sword dancer (ezpata-dantzaria), a very active member and former president of the local Eusko Etxea. The Agirre family returned to the Basque Country and Ione Miren took her first steps in the world of dance in Bayonne, beginning with Basque dance, and moving to ballet. When she was only eleven years-old, she was chosen the Paris National Opera Dance School and began her training there. Three years later, she went to the Rosella Hightower Dance School in Cannes and from there went to Biarritz. In 2005, she joined the Malandain Ballet in Biarritz.
Today, Ione Miren is 33 years-old. For the last 16 years, she has dedicated her life to the ballet. In 2019, she had a daughter, Lorea, and set off to a land between ballet and raising children. She has said goodbye to the stage, but has no intention of leaving the world of ballet. Journalist Maite Redondo mentions all of this, her life and plans, from her father and the memories of the Eusko Etxea in Venezuela, to the present with plans of teaching Basque children on both sides of the border, through the Planeta Dantzan project, including ballet, body language and the environment, in an interview published in Spanish by Noticias de Gipuzkoa.
You can read the interview in its entirety here.