Blanca Li was born in Granada, Spain, where she was en route to becoming a world-class gymnast before abandoning the sport to travel to New York City, where she spent five years studying at the Martha Graham Dance Center. Li moved back to Europe to found her own contemporary dance company in Paris, which, in its twenty-two years, performed in more than a thousand venues worldwide with fourteen creations. In addition to her commercial film and fashion work, choreographing for her own troupe of dancers, Li has choreographed dances for the Paris Opera Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She was director and choreographer for the Berlin Ballet at the Komische Oper in 2001 and 2002, and director of the Centro Andaluz de Danza in Seville from 2006 until 2010. She has directed five feature films, including The Dance Challenge (Le Défi), which featured150 hip-hop dancers and was included in the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, and Pas à Pas, a documentary about the process of creating her stage show, Corazon Loco. Most recently, she directed one of the first immersive dance films for Oculus Rift; it was released in March 2015 at EXIT Festival in Créteil, France, and is available through German-French TV channel ARTE. Her show ROBOT had its US premiere at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in June 2015.