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Joaquín Cortés is a world-renowned Spanish dancer, choreographer, and director. He was born on February 28, 1969, in Madrid, Spain, to Joaquín Cortés Sr. and Carmen García. His father was a Flamenco guitarist and his mother a Flamenco dancer. Cortés began his dance training at the age of eight at the National Conservatory of Dance in Madrid. He later studied at the Royal Academy of Dance in London and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City.

Cortés’ professional career began in 1987 when he joined the Spanish National Ballet. He quickly rose to prominence and was soon invited to dance with some of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies, including the English National Ballet, the Royal Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre. In 1992, Cortés made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical “Cats.” He went on to star in such Broadway hits as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Chicago.”

In 1995, Cortés founded his own dance company, Joaquín Cortés Spanish Dance Company. The company has toured extensively throughout the world and has been featured on such television programs as “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “60 Minutes.” In addition to his work as a dancer and choreographer, Cortés has also directed and produced several dance films, including “Flamenco” (1995) and “Carmen” (2003). He has also served as a judge on the popular television show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Cortés’ net worth is estimated to be $20 million. He has been married twice; first to ballerina Alessandra Ferri from 1996 to 2002, and then to model Naomi Campbell from 2008 to 2009. He has no children.

General Info

Full NameJoaquín Cortés
Height1.85 m
ProfessionBallet Dancer


ParentsBasilia Reyes Flores


MoviesVanilla and Chocolate, Gitano, The Flower of My Secret, Gypsy

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1Boyfriend of Marisa Jara
2Spanish dancer



Vaniglia e cioccolato2004Carlos
Gitano2000Andrés Heredia
The Flower of My Secret1995Antonio
Sabadabada1981TV SeriesBailarín

Art Director

Pasión Gitana1996Video documentary


Evening Urgant2015TV SeriesHimself
Forte forte forte2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Hable con ellas en Telecinco2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Àrtic2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Vespre a la 22014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hotel 13 estrellas 12 uvas2012TV MovieHimself
Antes que sea tarde2012TV SeriesHimself
Effetti Personali2011TV SeriesHimself
Fama Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Herman 20102010TV SeriesHimself
Boa Tarde2010TV SeriesHimself
A escena2010TV SeriesHimself
Divendres2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E.S.L.: Entertainment as a Second Language2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesHimself
El hormiguero2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Buenafuente2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Toni Rovira y tú2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
En noches como ésta2009TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga1998-2007TV SeriesHimself
The New 7 Wonders of the World2007TV MovieHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La mandrágora2007TV SeriesHimself
Sabías a lo que venías2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
En directe2006TV SeriesHimself
Noche Hache2006TV SeriesHimself
El loco de la colina2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Channel nº 42006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Continuarà...1997-2004TV SeriesHimself
Gran Vía de Madrid2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Carta de ajuste2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Escena2003TV Series documentaryHimself
El show de Flo2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HermanSIC2003TV SeriesHimself
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2002TV Special documentaryHimself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La noche abierta2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Día a día2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Lo + plus1995-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mundo VIP1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
Gran premio internazionale della TV1998-2001TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Noche y día2001TV SeriesHimself
Technics Jazzport: Festival Hamburg 20002000TV Special documentaryHimself
Gala Únicas2000TV MovieHimself
46º edición de los premios Ondas1999TV MovieHimself - Co-Host
Àgora1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Performer
De domingo a domingo1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Homenaje a Miguel Ángel Blanco1997TV MovieHimself - Performer
Gala Jet 71997TV MovieHimself
Gala del Padre: Papá, no me des el día1997TV MovieHimself
Telemaratón 19961996TV MovieHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Royal Variety Performance1996TV MovieHimself
Emporio Armani: A Private Party1996TV MovieHimself
La vida según...1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La gala 961996TV MovieHimself
Tal como somos1996TV SeriesHimself
Redes1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Corazón, corazón1993-1996TV SeriesHimself
Cita con la vida1995-1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pasión Gitana1996Video documentaryHimself
Gran Gala de la Hispanidad1995TV MovieHimself
Informe semanal1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Flamenco1995DocumentaryHimself (segment "Farruca")
¿Qué apostamos?1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tal cual1993-1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
VII premios Goya1993TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
¡Hola Raffaella!1992TV Series
Scherzi a parte1992TV SeriesHimself (2004)

Archive Footage

50 años de2010TV SeriesHimself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV MovieHimself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryAntonio (uncredited)
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
Mecano - Grandes éxitos2005VideoVideo - 'una rosa es una rosa'
Antes de ser famosos1998TV Movie documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2001Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Spanish ActorGitano (2000)

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