Javier Antonio García Expósito (b.1963), known as Javier Latorre, is a Flamenco dancer most famous for his choreographic career. He began dance training at just four years old, specializing mainly in Spanish classical dance. At age 16 he joined the Spanish National Ballet, first as a soloist, then becoming a lead dancer.
In 1988, he established Ziryab Danza, in which he served as director, choreographer and lead dancer. A year later he won the Concurso Nacional del Arte Flamenco, earning three national prizes and as overall best dancer.
Latorre spent the next decade collaborating as dancer and choreographer with leading Flamenco artists, retiring from the stage in 2003 to focus on choreography and teaching. In 2006 he opened the Centro de Danza Javier Latorre, the resident company of the Gran Teatro de Córdoba. He continues to teach and choreograph, working with major names in the Flamenco world. Renowned for his work in Carlos Saura’s 2010 film “Flamenco, Flamenco”, he is one of today’s greatest Flamenco choreographers.