Biographies

Neil Jones

World Latin Champion Neil Jones is a top-class dancer and innovative choreographer seen most recently in Strictly Come Dancing (BBC) as a the new professional dancer and head of the Britain’s Got Talent (ITV) troupe King’s and Queens.  He has also appeared in the BBC’s People’s Strictly.  Neil is known for his cheeky personality and edgy, surprising choreography.

He was born in Munster, Germany and started dancing at a local ballet school at the age of 3.  He trained in tap, modern and ballet as well as Ballroom and Latin-American.  He has represented Finland, Holland and the UK during the course of his competitive career and holds many titles including:  UK, British, Dutch, European and World Latin Champion.

Katya Jones

World Latin 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.

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.

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