Updated 17th January 2022
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are West End stars and of course two of our favourite professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing.
Having taken part in 7 series of Strictly Come Dancing, in 2013 Vincent & Flavia decided to hang their Strictly shoes up to focus on their dancing career & wonderful shows.
Together Vincent & Flavia have become household names after their impeccable performances of the breathtaking Argentine Tango – they truly are firm favourites with the public.
The Italian duo have won a plethora of awards and championships; Vincent and Flavia became the UK Professional Ten Dance Champions for four years running, the UK Professional Showdance Champions for three years, and the World Argentine Tango Show Champions for 2005 and 2006.
Learn all about Vincent & Flavia’s amazing dancing career & upcoming tour dates, view photos, videos & read their latest news below
Who better to teach you to dance than the professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing? You can meet the stars, learn their steps and be captivated as they perform spectacular shows just for you.
Join Strictly Stars Aljaz Skorjanec & Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice & partner, BBC Greatest Dancer Champion & new Strictly Pro Jowita Przystal and Michael Danilczuk, Strictly Head Judge Shirley Ballas plus Argentine Tango Stars for an unforgettable weekend break.
Join Strictly Stars Aljaz Skorjanec & Janette Manrara, Katya & Neil Jones, Amy Dowden & Ben Jones, Strictly Head Judge Shirley Ballas, British National & World Ballroom Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce, plus Argentine Tango stars Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani for an unforgettable weekend break.
Vincent and Flavia have attended many of Donahey’s previous dance weekends, here’s what they think…
‘Dance weekends with Donahey’s are a fun and exciting break for anyone who loves to dance or wants to learn. They are very professionally organised and they really look after you. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the team are great. A must for your diary’Flavia Cacace
‘Donahey’s events are one of the best and most professionally organised events. The people attending are friendly and the atmosphere is great’ Vincent Simone
‘It’s nice to do these shows when they are so well organised by Donahey’s’ Vincent Simone
‘It’s always wonderful to come back to Dukinfield Town Hall where we always receive such a warm reception’ Flavia Cacace
Flavia was thrilled to be crowned the 2012 Strictly Come Dancing Champion with Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith.
Flavia began her dance training at an exceptional dance school in Guildford at the age of five; Hurleys Dance School, which specialised in ballroom and Latin, and it was there she developed her love for these dances. On the advice of her teachers, Flavia went into competitive dancing at fourteen and met Vincent with whom she has worked with ever since.
The couple met by coincidence when they were teenagers and were both looking for new partners to compete with.
Along with Vincent, Flavia also joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and has come very close to lifting trophy with Eastenders star, Matt D’Angelo, just missing out to Matthew Cutler and Alesha Dixon. She has also partnered Jimmy Tarbuck, Phil Daniels, Craig Kelly, Jimi Mistry and everyone’s favourite Astrologer; Russell Grant. Flavia’s winning partner for 2012 was Olympic Gymnast Louis Smith.
Flavia is married to Jimi Mistry and together they have made the move to live on a farm in Devon. You can follow their Instagram
Vincent was born into a family of dancers, his siblings to both his parents are professional teachers in ballroom and Latin. In Italy, Vincent was a teacher since the age of twelve, excelling in his favourite dances; the Rumba, Argentine Tango and the Ballroom Tango.
Vincent has appeared in Strictly Come Dancing since 2006 and brought out the dancer in many actresses; Dani Harmer, Louisa Lytton, Stephanie Beacham, Natalie Cassidy and Felicity Kendal. When partnered with Rachel Stevens, together they reached second place in the 2008 final, just losing out to Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup.
Vincent & Susan now live in Ireland.
Find out more information about the BBC TV programme Strictly Come Dancing
by checking out the BBC Strictly Come Dancing website
Check out Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace’s official website
Find out about Vincent Simone & Ian Waite’s 2021/2022 ‘Ballroom Boy’s – Act Two Tour here
Donahey’s Dance Lessons & UK Weekend Breaks are not associated with the BBC.
“After an incredible and unforgettable 2012 on Strictly Come Dancing for both Vincent and I, we have decided we won’t be partnering a celebrity on this year’s show.
However we look forward to continuing to perform on our favourite show and remain a part of the family, hopefully including partnering a celebrity in the christmas special.
We feel it’s the right time to invest in our dancing knowledge and become better at what we do and keep providing our audiences and supporters with continued excitement through our dancing. Aside from hopefully performing on Strictly we have lots of new projects ahead which we are very much looking forward to working on.
We have exciting times ahead with Vincent having his second child and me being newly engaged. We thank our supporters and fans for always being there and hope that together with us they look forward to exciting times ahead. We came to our decision earlier in the year and we would like to thank the BBC for their understanding and support.
We wish everyone best wishes for the forthcoming series. Vincent & Flavia x”
Learn more about all your favourite Strictly Pro’s here;
– Aljaz Skorjanec
– Amy Dowden
– Anton du Beke
– Dianne Buswell
– Giovanni Pernice
– Gorka Marquez
– Graziano di Prima
– Janette Manrara
– Johannes Radebe
– Jowita Przystal
– Kai Widdrington
– Karen Clifton
– Katya Jones
– Kevin Clifton
– Luba Mushtuk
– Nadiya Bychkova
– Nancy Xu
– Neil Jones
– Nikita Kuzmin
– Oti Mabuse