We’re thrilled to confirm that Grimsby born Kevin Clifton will be joining the Strictly Come Dancing Professional Dancers for the brand new 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Kevin Clifton was former Youth World Number 1 and four times British Latin Champion, an amazing achievement for a youngster from Lincolnshire. He trained in ballroom and Latin from an early age, taught by his parents, former World Champions Keith and Judy Clifton. He went on to win International Open titles in Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Belgium. Kevin has previously worked on BBC Strictly Come Dancing as an assistant choreographer.
On joining the Strictly pro’s Kevin Clifton said “Couldn’t be more excited to be joining my beautiful fiancé Karen Hauer and the rest of the amazing Strictly pros on SCD this year.”
From an early age, Kevin was taught the importance of giving your all during a performance and his boundless energy is electric and contagious. His passion and love of dance as an art form is evident and this shines through on stage.
In 2010 Kevin made his theatre debut in Dirty Dancing The Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End. More recently, Kevin and his professional dance partner & fiancé Karen Hauer have been principal dancers on Burn The Floor Dance, performing in the show’s record breaking Broadway run as well as starring at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End. Kevin also toured the world with the show performing in countries including Japan, Australia, South Africa and the USA as well as making guest appearances on Dancing With The Stars in USA and So You Think You Can Dance in Holland. Kevin’s sister Joanne Clifton is a current World Champion Ballroom dancer with her partner Paolo Bosco.
Kevin Clifton worked on some of the ensemble choreography for last seasons BBC Strictly Come Dancing.
A Sizzling partnership – Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton have a connection that enables their dance performances to deliver a level of expertise that ensures the WOW factor of two world champion dancers.
The Strictly professionals began rehearsing for the Strictly Come Dancing Premier launch show last week and there’s a real buzz among them – everyone is very excited