Larkin, was born in the Basque region of Spain and grew up under the Rocky Mountains in Longmont, Colorado. He founded and co-founded numerous events and organisations centred around community, artistic development, dance, and unity, such as Side by Side Dance Company, Murmuration, Project Home and several other community and collaborative projects.

He is incredibly invested in and has worked hard to develop dance communities around the world using movement as a means for human connection, conversation, and self-cultivation. He has been teaching nationally and internationally for the past five years, spreading his knowledge of community building, the power of self and communal worth, and movement as a basis of expression.