Born in Saragossa in 1954, she started studying classical dance with María de Ávila. She joined the Royal Chamber Ballet in Madrid at the age of 18. She was contracted by Birgit Cullberg for the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm in 1973. She soon took on many leading roles and her career started to gain the international renown she enjoys today. She is romantically involved with the choreographer Mats Ek. She left the Cullberg Ballet in 1993 after twenty years. Since then, she has staged her own productions for companies around the world and carries out huge teaching work.