biography by Danny Rosenbaum
Category: Famous dancers
Aljaž Skorjanec is a dancer from Slovenia, who started dancing at just five years old.
In 2013, aged 23, Aljaz Skorjanec became one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing.
Aljaz was paired with Abbey Clancy.
Aljaz and Abbey ended up winning Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2014, he was paired with Alison Hammond on Strictly.
They were the sixth pair to be voted off.
Previously he had won 19 Slovenian championships in ballroom and Latin, and for many years had represented Slovenia in the World Latin and Ballroom Dance Championships.
Aljaz Skorjanec would often dance with Valerija Rahle, also of Slovenia.
Here are Aljaz and Valerija's results in dance competitions.
Previous to his role in Strictly Come Dancing, Aljaz Skorjanec had appeared in Slovenia’s Dancing with the Stars.
Aljaz's dance experience also includes being one of the leading males in Burn the Floor.
Aljaz Skorjanec's Twitter account is @AljazSkorjanec
In 2015 he and fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Janette Manrara got engaged.
Also in 2015, he was paired with Helen George on Strictly Come Dancing.