Son of Sevillian bailaores Jose Galván and Eugenia de Los Reyes, Israel Galván grew up amongst tablaos, fiestas and flamenco dance academies, where he used to accompany his father. In 1994, he joined the Compañía Andaluza de Danza, directed by Mario Maya, and this was the beginning of an unstoppable career that would bring him the most important awards in flamenco and dance.
Galván has worked on projects of very different natures with artists as diverse as flamenco masters Enrique Morente and Manuel Soler, dancers such as Akram Khan and Sol Pico, or musicians like Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Metheny, Vicente Amigo and Lagartija Nick (among many others). Galván is an Associate Artist of the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris.
In 2005 Israel Galván was awarded the National Dance Award, Creation section, by the Culture Department of the Spanish Government. In 2012 he was honoured with the New York Bessie Performance Award for an Outstanding Production and with the Fine Arts Medal awarded by the Council of Ministers of Spanish Government.