Born in Barcelona, Lali Ayguadé studied at the Liceu Conservatory and the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona before training at PARTS in Belgium. In her fourth year at PARTS, Ayguadé was coached by Wim Vandekeybus in the creation of her solo Silence, which toured throughout Europe.
Ayguadé danced for the likes of Publik Eye Company in Denmark, under the direction of Carmen Menhert, and contemporary circus company Baró d’Evel, before joining Akram Khan Company as a full-time member. During her time there, she created and performed in the productions Kaash, Ma, Bahok (together with the National Ballet of China), Vertical Road and Confluence (collaborating with Nitin Sawhney and Ricardo Nova.)
As well as establishing Lali Ayguadé Company, she has collaborated and performed with various acclaimed choreographers including Hofesh Shechter, Roberto Olivan, Marcos Morau and Anton Lachky. Ayguadé created the trio Little Me alongside Young Jin Kim and Joan Català for the Salmon Festival at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona.
Ayguadé has been nominated for the “Exceptional Dancer” and “Best Creator” categories at the London Critics’ Awards, and was nominated as “Best Dancer” for the Recomana Critics’ Awards in Barcelona. She starred in the short film TIMECODE, which won the Palme d’Or at Festival de Cannes and was nominated for an Oscar.