Lauren Oakley Biography – Lauren Oakley Wiki
Lauren Oakley is a professional dancer, touring with Burn The Floor, and Strictly Come Dancing star. According to her LinkedIn page, Lauren is a dance captain, and creative and world touring dancer with Burn The Floor. Based in West Midlands, England, she is an experienced ballroom and Latin dancer and performer, and is also a dance and fitness teacher on the Burn Nation dance platform.
Born in Birmingham, Lauren has been dancing since the age of 2 and has competed in Ballroom and Latin dance since the age of 7. Her dedication and skills led to her winning three major International competitions and also becoming a 3 time British Closed Champion.
Her competitive career continued with other highlights including winning both the prestigious United Kingdom and British Closed Under 21 Ballroom, and Latin titles. She has represented England in many international competitions. She is a two-time United Kingdom Under 21 Latin Champion, British Under 21 Latin Champion and United Kingdom and British Under 21 Ballroom Champion.
A Broadcast Journalism graduate, Lauren was involved in Kevin and Joanne Clifton’s 2020 show, An Evening With Kevin & Joanne Clifton. In 2022, she partnered and toured with Strictly champion Giovanni Pernice and Strictly Judge Anton Du Beke. In March 2022, Lauren appeared at Donahey’s Alton Towers Dancing With The Stars Weekend.
Lauren Oakley Burn The Floor
Former under-21 British national champion Lauren joined Burn The Floor in 2013 and has since toured the world to countries such as Japan, Australia, China, South Africa, South Korea, UK and more. She has also danced with several former Strictly stars thanks to her involvement in Kevin and Joanne Clifton’s 2020 show, An Evening With Kevin & Joanne Clifton.
Lauren Oakley Age
Dancer Lauren Oakley was born in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.
Lauren Oakley Husband
Is dancer Lauren Oakley married? She is married to her husband Maximiliano Omar Montes de Oca. In August 2022, Lauren shared via Instagram a photo with her husband embracing, writing in the caption: “Husband appreciation – cause he doesn’t get any of my insta time (or real time) ♥️I love you, my life.”
Lauren Oakley Strictly Come Dancing
On 11 July 2022, Birmingham-born dancer Lauren Oakley was unveiled as one of four new pros joining the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 line-up. The three other dancers joining Strictly Come Dancing series 20 are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.
The Strictly Theatre Co. shared the news of Lauren’s casting on social media, writing: “CAST NEWS – we welcome Birmingham’s own Lauren Oakley who will be Kevin’s leading lady on AN EVENING WITH KEVIN & JOANNE CLIFTON. A world class dancer who you may recognise from Musicals week on Strictly in 2019!”
The four new world class dancers completing this year’s professional troupe join the professional dancers already revealed for the upcoming series: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.
Strictly Come Dancing will have its biggest professional dancer line-up in history when the multi-award-winning dance show returns this autumn to BBC One and BBC iPlayer, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation.
On joining the hit BBC show, the Birmingham-born dancer said: “I’ve grown up watching Strictly, always hoping that one day I could be part of the best show on television, doing what I love the most. Now that it’s happening, it doesn’t quite seem real. I can’t wait to start this new sequined adventure and join this incredible family.”
Lauren Oakley Height
Dancer Lauren Oakley stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.6764 m).
Lauren Oakley and Giovanni
In 2022, Birmingham’s Lauren Oakley has partnered and toured with Strictly champion Giovanni Pernice and Strictly Judge Anton Du Beke as their leading lady on their Him & Me tour. Lauren posted several photos during her time on the show. She captioned one photo of her with Giovanni: “We definitely left it all on that stage; Until next time… [love heart emoji].” The Strictly 2021 champion responded: “You are the best !! Hands down [three love heart emojis]”
Lauren Oakley Instagram
Lauren Oakley’s Instagram is @laurenmayoakley.