Katya Jones

Strictly Champion 2017, World Latin Champion & World Showdance Champion

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Assistant: Charlotte Edwards

Acting

2017 Strictly Come Dancing Champion and World Latin & Showdance Champion Katya Jones was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Katya started dancing at a the young age of 6, training in gymnastics, singing, drawing, piano as well as Ballroom and Latin-American dancing.  She is an accomplished pianist and holds a degree from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts.

In 2008, Katya formed a partnership with Neil Jones, and together they won the World Amateur Latin Championships for the first time in 2010, going on to win the title a total of 3 times, before turning professional in 2013. In 2015, they became the World Professional Latin Showdance Champions.  They are 4 times undefeated British National Professional Champions.

Katya is a perfectionist and always strives for more. When she is not dancing, she has a keen interest in high fashion, designing her own clothes and styling fabulous new outfits. Neil and Katya were married in London in August 2013 and they live outside London with their dog Crumble.

Katya is delighted to be one of the new professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

Neil and Katya Samba at the UK Open 2013

Military-inspired latin showdance

"Mr and Mrs Latin" comedy showdance

Any autograph requests should be sent along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: KATYA JONES - Autograph Request, c/o United Agents LLP, 12-26 Lexington St, London W1F 0LE. One per person, no repeat requests, personalisation is not possible due to the number of requests we receive. Any materials sent will be at the senders' own risk. We do not return any unsolicited materials sent to the agency and cannot guarantee their safety.

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

Strictly Come Dancing 2016-present

Strictly Champion 2017, Professional Dancer partnering Ed Balls, Joe McFadden

Nikki Parsons

BBC

Strictly Come Dancing 2015

Assistant Choreographer and Pro Dancer in Group Numbers

Jason Gilkinson

BBC

Britain's Got Talent 2012

Dancer, Kings and Queens Latin Dance Troupe

Georgie Hurford-Jones

ITV

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2018

Professional Dancer partnering Joe McFadden

Phil McIntyre Television Ltd

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2017

Professional Dancer partnering Ed Balls

Craig Revel-Horwood

Phil McIntyre Entertainment

BBC Liverpool Showcase

Professional Dancer, Paso Doble

Jason Gilkinson

BBC Worldwide

World Professional Latin-American Showdance Champion 2015

World, European and British Amateur Latin Champion