Award-winning star of stage and screen, Kevin Clifton is best known for being a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing (2004-) between 2013 and 2019 where he made more finals than any other professional, finally winning in 2018 with Stacey Dooley. Throughout the seven series he participated in, he partnered Susanna Reid, Frankie Bridge, Kellie Bright, Louise Redknapp, Susan Calman, Stacey and Anneka Rice; guest-dancing with Alex Scott when her professional partner was injured.
He has also performed in a number of international dance programmes including Dancing With the Stars (2005-) in the US and So You Think You Can Dance (2008-) in the Netherlands.
Kevin is one of the most popular professional TV dancers. He is a regular face on the event and entertainment circuit and has starred in a number of shows in the West End.
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Upon his retirement from competitive dancing in 2007, he was ranked the 7th best competitive dancer in the world. Not only does his trophy cabinet contain the much-coveted Strictly trophy, it’s full of silverware documenting his Youth World Number One win, his four-time British Latin Champion awards, and many more international open title trophies from Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan ,France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Belgium.
Upon leaving Strictly in 2019, Kevin began starring in musical shows in the West End. He has been seen in Dirty Dancing The Musical, Rock of Ages, Strictly Ballroom and Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.
Along with his ex-wife Karen Hauer, Kevin travelled the world with the Burn the Floor Dance Company as principal dancer, as well as their own tour in 2017 and 2018. He has also joined forces with sister and Strictly alumni Joanne Clifton to tour ‘An Evening with Kevin and Joanna Clifton’.
Kevin has his own podcast titled The Kevin Clifton Show, where he discusses what the industry like for performers, what he has had to go through in his career and his insecurities. The podcast features interviews into other professional dance performers, their mindset, successes and challenges.
Along with his professional dancer sister and parents, he is a Principal at their eponymous academy ‘The Clifton Dance Academy Online’ where the family teach audiences the basic steps of dances including Waltz, Quickstep and Tango to give people the confidence to dance them in public.