Karen Hauer

Represented By

Talia Salomon

Karen Hauer was born in Venezuela and brought up in New York from the age of 8. She is best known in the UK as the longest standing pro dancer on BBC flagship show Strictly Come Dancing.

Karen has been part of the BBC Strictly family since 2012 and has been partnered with household names including Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young and chef Simon Rimmer. In 2019 she reached the semi-final with comedian Chris Ramsey, and in 2020 went a step further taking TV personality Jamie Laing all the way to the finals. This year marks 11 years  on the show as she took to the screen with celebrity partner Eddie Kadi. 

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Karen Hauer was born in Venezuela and brought up in New York from the age of 8. She is best known in the UK as the longest standing pro dancer on BBC flagship show Strictly Come Dancing.

Karen has been part of the BBC Strictly family since 2012 and has been partnered with household names including Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young and chef Simon Rimmer. In 2019 she reached the semi-final with comedian Chris Ramsey, and in 2020 went a step further taking TV personality Jamie Laing all the way to the finals. This year marks 11 years  on the show as she took to the screen with celebrity partner Eddie Kadi. 

Alongside her work on Strictly, Karen is a familiar face on UK television featuring on shows like Rupaul’s Drag Race, BBC Morning Live and The Weakest Link. 

With World Mumbo Champion title under her belt, Karen has an amazing presence on stage and is one of the most expressive and charismatic dancers on the current dance scene. In 2020 she launched Firedance, a new dance stage production with fellow Strictly pro Gorka Marquez. After a pause due to the pandemic, Firedance continued at the beginning of 2023 to rave reviews. 

Karen’s dedication to her craft knows no end. She is a certified Personal Trainer and a health and fitness enthusiast. In 2019 she launched her online at-home, equipment-free fitness programme Hauer Power and hosts regular live online fitness sessions and dance classes.

Karen has been a loyal brand ambassador for Barebells for over 3 years. Her brand partnerships also include Reebok, Nestle, Holland & Barrett, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Rover. 

She lives in South London with her beloved rescue dogs, Betty, Marley and Phoebe.