Farruquito - Dancer
Name: Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya
Place of birth: Sevilla
JUAN MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ MONTOYA, "bailaor" (Flamenco dancer). Born in 1982 in Seville. He is best known worldwide for the artistic name of FARRUQUITO. He is the son of the "cantaor" Juan Fernández Flores, "El Moreno" and the "bailaora" Rosario Montoya Manzano, "Farruca", so he has spent his entire life immersed in the purest Flamenco art.
He started at an early age, with only 5 years old debuting on the international stage on Broadway with the show "Flamenco Puro" sharing a poster with flamenco's most legendary figures, including his family. First season at Sala Zambra in Madrid.
When he was 11, it intervenes in the video-clip "Camarón Nuestro" and the following year in the film "Flamenco" of Carlos Saura, face to face with the patriarch of the saga, "Farruco", in addition to participating with his family in the film "Weddings of Glory".
In 1992 participated in the Inauguration Act of the Paralimpics Games of Barcelona and with his grandfather, "Farruco".
In 1997, with just 15 years, he created his first show called "Raíces Flamencas", touring cities and countries such as London, Barcelona, Madrid, and other cities in France and Japan.
In 2001 he presents "La Len Varo" at the First Flamenco Festival in the United States and the following year he got great success in his hometown, Seville, with a season at the Central Theater.
In 2003 he became head of the show "Por Derecho" with which he toured eleven American cities where criticism surrendered to his art and personality, as well as his participation in the Madrid Flamenco Festival at the Teatro Albéniz or the one of Jerez in the Theater Villamarta.
During that same year, he premiered with great success at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville his last show "Alma Vieja".
In 2008 after a few years retired, he returned to the stage with the show "Pure", touring countries like Israel, Mexico or Holland, obtaining important successes and recognitions, as well as in national cities like Palma de Mallorca, Jerez and Seville.
In 2010, he premiered his show "Sonerias" at the Bienal de Flamenco in Seville and the following year "Baile Flamenco" at the Compac Theater in Madrid.