Strictly Come Dancing performers


We will be joined by Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, powerhouses from the iconic ballroom dance competition Strictly Come Dancing.

The performers

Aljaž Skorjanec

Speciality: Ballroom and Latin American

Aljaž was born in Slovenia, and started dancing at just five years old. He has won 19 Slovenian championships, in both ballroom and Latin American, as well as the 10 dance competitions, and represented his country in international Latin and Ballroom dance championships.

He danced on the Slovenian version of Strictly (named Dancing With the Stars) before joining the stage show Burn The Floor.

Aljaž joined the ranks of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing for the eleventh series.

Janette Manrara

Speciality: Salsa

American Janette Manrara hails from Florida, but it is her Cuban heritage that has influenced her dancing career and she specialises in Salsa dancing, learning from and growing up dancing with her family.

Although she performed in musical theatre from the age of 12, she didn’t start any formal dance training until the age of 19, and has studied ballroom, ballet, pointe, jazz and hip-hop.

Her dance teacher encouraged her to audition for the US television show So You Think You Can Dance and she made it to the top four female dancers, and took part in the shows national tour.

She also performed on Glee and the Glee Live Tour, before going on to star in the hit musical stage show Burn The Floor.

Janette joined Strictly Come Dancing for the eleventh series.