Kevin Clifton who is an English professional dancer was born on 13th October of the year 1982. He is the professional dancer on British TV series called Strictly Come Dancing. Previously he had worked as an assistant choreographer. He is the native of Waltham, Lincolnshire, England, and UK. He started to dance ballroom as well as Latin from his childhood. He was taught by his parents Judy Clifton and Keith Clifton who are the former World Champions. As a child, he had competed nationally and internationally initially getting partnered with his sister named Joanne.

Later, they both chose to move on to the different partners. Kevin chose Latin as his primary dance style. He went to study at the East Ravendale Primary School. There, he was noted for his Michael Jackson impressions. He then attended the Caistor Grammar School where he did well academically. After that, he chose to pursue his career in dance rather than attending the sixth form. He was the Youth World Number 1 as well as four times British Latin Champion and he has also won the International Open titles in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, Hong Kong, France, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium and Finland. He got retired from the competitive dancing in the year 2007 and at that time, he was ranked at number 7th in the world.

He then made his musical theatre debut in the year 2010 by making his appearance in Dirty Dancing The Musical at Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End. There, she was partnered with BBC1’s “SO You Think You Can Dance” winner Charlie Bruce. He and his fiancée were the principal dancers from January of 2008 till June 2013 of Burn The Floor Dance Company. He also performed with shows in Australia, Japan, USA and South Africa as well as he also made his guest appearance on the Dancing with the Stars in the USA as well as So You Think You Can Dance in Netherlands. In 2013, he appeared on 11th series of Strictly Come Dancing in which he was partnered with Susanna Reid.

To talk about his personal life biography, Kevin has already got married twice and divorced once. At first, he was married to his first wife Clare Craze who is fellow professional dancer. After getting some problem in their relationship, the couple got split in the year 2010 and later, their divorce was finalized in 2013. At present, he is married to his second wife Karen Hauer who is also a fellow professional dancer. He proposed to his girlfriend on the stage at performance of the Burn the Floor on her birthday. They then exchanged their vows on 11th July of the year 2015.

Apart from that, Kevin has now reached at the age of 32. He is frequently called as Kevin from Grimsby. He is also active in charity campaigns as well as he also visits in his role as strictly professional. He is also a patron of Wheelchair Dance Sport Association as well as 2014 Dance Proms. Besides that, to know more about him, he is also active in Instagram, twitter and Facebook.


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  • 1982-10-13
  • Professional dancer
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  • Clare Craze(div.), Karen Clifton
  • Strictly Come Dancing
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