“El Junco” - Dancer
About El Junco
JUAN JOSÉ ARROYO "EL JUNCO", flamenco dancer. He was born in 1975 in the district of Santa María, Cadiz. He started dancing at the Peña El Nazareno.
He soon joined the Soleá Dance Group of Vicente Marrero and the dance school of Peña Enrique el Mellizo, where he was able to get to know flamenco from Cádiz.
He continued his training in Jerez with Juan Belmonte and in Seville with Manolo Marín, with whom he started touring all over the world.
Outstanding among his awards are those of the Peña Flamenca de Huelva, the Award for "Alegrías Ciudad de Cádiz" and a nomination for the Max Awards for the performing arts, as best performer of male dance, together with Antonio Canales and Rafael Amargo.
In 1996 "El Junco" joined the Compañía de Cristina Hoyos and participated in the shows "Caminos andaluces","Arsa y toma","Al compás del tiempo","Tierra' A tiempo y compás" and "Yerma", for which he was nominated for the mentioned Max Prize for the Performing Arts in 2003.
He offered solo performances in the Sevillian "tablao Los Gallos" and was the first dancer and choreographer assistant at the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía under the direction of Cristina Hoyos. Since then he has participated in works such as "Viaje al Sur" and "Romancero gitano", and also presented his own show at the Festival de Jerez and Festival Ciutat Vella in 2007 among others.
His figure, simplicity and naturalness have captivated the audience since he appeared on stage showing that he has exceptional qualities for the transmission of flamenco art.