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Lauren Oakley

Lauren Oakley

Lauren has just been announced as leading lady to Giovanni Pernice and Anton DuBeke’s ‘Him and Me’ UK Tour 2023.

Lauren is from Birmingham and has been dancing since the age of two. She competed internationally in both Ballroom and Latin since the age of seven and early success led to winning three major international competitions and maintaining the title of British Closed Champion for three years. Lauren’s competitive career continued with other highlights, including winning both the prestigious United Kingdom and the British Closed Under 21 Ballroom and Latin titles.

She has performed all over the globe with the prestigious ‘Burn the Floor’ since 2013, touring Australia, Japan, USA, China, South Korea, South Africa and the UK, including a run at Sadler's Wells. She also partnered Kevin Clifton in his 2020 and 2022 UK Tours. Lauren regularly assists the show's creatives in concept and choreography for all major touring shows.

Lauren was Giovanni Pernice’s leading lady in ‘Him & Me’ in 2021 and 2022, partnered Giovanni in his UK tour of ‘This Is Me’ and in 2023, his Giovanni’s biggest show to date ‘Made in Italy’.

She is the newest addition to the Professional Dancer line up in the 2022 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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