Aljaz Skorjanec's Biography
Aljaž Skorjanec was born in Ptuj, Slovenia on 19 February 1990. He 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, coached by Fredi and Daniela Novak, 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.
In 2015 he and fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Janette Manrara got engaged.
Aljaz and Janette had originally met on Burn The Floor.
Also in 2015, he was partnered with Helen George in Strictly Come Daning.
They were the tenth couple of be voted off Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2016, Aljaz was paired with Daisy Lowe.
Daisy and Aljaž were the 7th couple to be voted off Strictly in 2016.
In 2017, Aljaz was paired with Gemma Atkinson. They reached the final four.
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