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60 seconds with... Javier Torres

In a nutshell describe your job and how you got into it

Dance is music played with the body. I got into it by accident really!

Where can you be found when you’re not at Northern Ballet?

Cooking, going to the cinema or at home with friends.

Which is your favourite Northern Ballet production and why?

Swan Lake because it is very different from the classical versions. I really identify with Anthony.

I’m a frustrated...


Who would play you in a film of your life?

My twin brother

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

I don’t ask for advice, I’ve learnt that advice is something you ask for when you already know the answer but you wish you didn’t.

What song will always get you dancing?

'Mamma Mia'

What scares you?


What would your Superhero special power?

Read people’s minds

What would be your Mastermind specialist subject?

Read people’s minds

If you were on a reality TV show which would it be and go on and why?

I want to go on the Graham Norton Show, I love it.

What do you want to do before you die?

  • Learn to say no
  • Make love on a plane
  • Write a novel
  • Win the lotto
  • Learn to dance
  • Be the boss

It's your dream dinner party – which six people (dead or alive) would you invite?

  • The Queen
  • The Pope
  • The Dalai Lama
  • John Lennon
  • My mum & dad

A phrase I use far too much is…

'It's fine…'

Describe yourself in three words?

Spontaneous, sincere and feisty. 

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