FLAMENCO SINCE 1982
"Within moments he proved that he is one of today´s superlative dance artists"
"With Farruquito, dance is communicative truth"
"Farruquito has Flamenco in his blood"
"The Greatest Flamenco Dancer of the New Century"
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.
He starred in the videoclip “Camarón Nuestro” with Camarón de la Isla under the direction of Ricardo Pachón.
Bailó durante una temporada en el Pabellón de la Junta de Andalucía en la Exposición Universal de Sevilla 1992
At the age of 11, he was featured in the film Flamenco, produced by the legendary film director, Carlos Saura.
He toured Europe and Japan.
His show Raices Flamencas (Flamenco roots) debuted in the Royal Albert hall in London.
He starred in a documentary about flamenco called Bodas de Gloria under the direction of Ricardo Pachón.
He was named the best artist to have set foot in the Big Apple (New York Times) after his performance of La Len Varo at the Flamenco Festival in USA.
La crítica norteamericana también lo aclamó en su representación como artista principal en el espectáculo Por Derecho.
He presented Alma Vieja at the Biennial of Seville at the Teatro de la Maestranza and he toured the world until 2006.
The Academy of Music awarded him for his lyrics “Dulce Canela” from the album María de Niña Pastori and for the sound of his feet on the album tribute to Jeros.
He was recognized as “Premio Público al Mejor Bailaor“, “Premio Flamenco Hoy al Mejor Bailaor“, and he won “El Telón Chivas04 al Mejor Intérprete de Danza” and “APDE 2004 al Depositario de la Herencia Flamenca“.
He presented his show Farruquito Familia , and he toured Europe and Spain. The DVD recording was awarded the best of the year and he won the “Rosa de Bronce”.
He premiered his show Puro in the Palma Arena of Palma de Mallorca.
He presented Sonerías at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.
He premiered his show Baile Flamenco and toured Europe and South America.
Abolengo was awarded in October 2012 in Costa Rica. Farruquito invited Karime Amaya, granddaughter niece of the famous dancer Carmen Amaya to share the stage with him.
He presented Pinacendá and he won the “Giraldillo” Dance Award at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla.
He presented his show Improvisao.
He presents a show called Tres Flamencos, together with his brothers Farru and El Carpeta.
He presented his show Baile Moreno and he toured Spain.
He premiered his show Farruquito at the Botanical Garden in Madrid.
After the good reception of the show, he toured America.
He is son of Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and Rosario Montoya Manzano “La Farruca”, he is the eldest of four brothers Antonio “El Farru”, Manuel “El Carpeta” and Alegría.
Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya known as Farruquito is the grandson of the well-known flamenco dancer Farruco and the current continuator of this saga.
From his very first show he has been the composer of his own lyrics and music.
The Music Academy gave him a prize for his lyrics “Dulce Canela” of Niña Pastori´s album María and for the sound of feet in the Jero´s Tribute.
His music reflects the trace of his experiences and the purity where he grew up. It is full of messages and talks about the things he loves.