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Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya), heir to the most renowned Gypsy flamenco dynasty, is the Greatest Flamenco Dancer of this New Century (The New York Times). Son of flamenco singer Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and dancer Rosario Montoya Manzano “La Farruca”, the eldest of 3 siblings Juan Antonio Fernández Montoya “El Farru”, Manuel Fernández Montoya “El Carpeta” and Alegría Fernández Montoya, Farruquito was immersed in the purest form of flamenco founded by his grandfather, “El Farruco”, one of the greatest dancers in the history of flamenco.

His first international stage appearance was at the age of four, on Broadway in New York City alongside his grandfather in the hit show Flamenco Puro. At the age of 11, he was featured in the film Flamenco, produced by the legendary film director, Carlos Saura, that launched Farruquito’s career and positioned him amongst the most elite flamenco artists of the world. That same year, together with the flamenco legends in his family, he created and choreographed Bodas de Gloria. In 1992 he had the honor of sharing the stage with his grandfather, at the inauguration of the Paralympic Games of Barcelona.

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“The Greatest Flamenco Dancer of the Century”

The New York Times

“Farruquito became the repository of the flamenco dance tradition and his grandfather’s legacy”

Miami New Times

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I’ve never seen any flamenco dancer with such dynamic variety, or one who so connects the macro to the micro.

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times 

Within moments, he proved that he is one of today’s superlative dance artists.

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times 

He has surprise, fantasy, glamour, pride and glee.

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times