Antonio Ruiz Soler was a Spanish flamenco dancer, choreographer and dance director. He was professionally known as Antonio or Antonio el bailarin (Antonio the dancer). With his cousin Rosario (Florence Pérez Padilla) he had a partnership which was world-famous for 25 years (1928–1953. They were billed as Antonio and Rosario. In 1953 he formed his own Spanish ballet company, Antonio and the Ballets de Madrid, and Rosario also formed a company, partnered by Iglesias.