Iván was born in Seville and in 2006 won a one-year scholarship to attend the London Studio Centre. He then joined English National Ballet School from where he graduated in 2009. He has subsequently performed with English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Carmen Roche (Madrid) and Corella Ballet (Barcelona).
“My family have always supported me and have made real sacrifices so that I could realise my dream of becoming a dancer. I’ve also been supported by school scholarships, something I will always be thankful for and something I hope more people can benefit from in the future.” – Iván Delgado del Río