Returning for her second series, this year Karen's joined by her pro-dancer fiance, Kevin Clifton.
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Karen joined Strictly last year and was partnered with Westlife’s Nicky Byrne; they made it to week 10. Karen also took part in the Strictly Live tour and danced with cricketer Phil Tuffnell.
The Paso allows you to be a strong powerful woman, while the Rumba expresses femininity.Karen Hauer
Karen loves cooking and baking, and her favourite things to make are Pavlovas and Victoria sponge cakes. It’s no surprise then that Karen's so chuffed to be partnered with TV Cook and Hairy Biker, Dave Myers. Let's hope they can rustle up a tasty rumba or two on the dancefloor!
Karen is trained as a dancer and choreographer and has worked with some of the biggest stars in the world, including Jennifer Lopez. She has won numerous ballroom awards including World Mambo Champion in 2008 and Professional American Rhythm Rising Star Champion in 2009.
Most recently Karen starred as a principal dancer in the hit show Burn The Floor. She is a ballroom dancer from Valencia, Venezuela who moved to New York when she was eight years old.