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 her decade on the show as she takes to the screen with celebrity partner Greg Wise.

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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 her decade on the show as she takes to the screen with celebrity partner Greg Wise.

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. The show was postponed after a handful of performances after the COVID-19 outbreak, and has been rescheduled for 2022.

Karen 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. She is the face of Sports England’s This Girl Can campaign.

Karen’s is a loyal brand ambassador for Re:Nourish, FRE Skincare and Barebells. Her partnerships also include Reebok, Special K and Battersea Dogs & Cats. She lives with her beloved rescue dogs, Betty, Marley and Phoebe, in South London.