Photograph: Chris Mann 2015
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.
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.
Strictly Come Dancing 2016-present
Strictly Champion 2017, Professional Dancer partnering Ed Balls, Joe McFadden
Strictly Come Dancing 2015
Assistant Choreographer and Pro Dancer in Group Numbers
Britain's Got Talent 2012
Dancer, Kings and Queens Latin Dance Troupe
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
Phil McIntyre Entertainment
BBC Liverpool Showcase
Professional Dancer, Paso Doble
World Professional Latin-American Showdance Champion 2015
World, European and British Amateur Latin Champion