Born in Ptuj, Slovenia, Aljaž Škorjanec has been dancing since the age of five.
Having represented his home country in many international dance competitions, winning numerous titles, Aljaž is a nineteen-time Slovenian Champion in Ballroom, Latin, and 10 dance. His strong commitment, impeccable technique, and passionate performances in competitions made him the exemplary dancer he is today.
After starring as a professional in the Slovenian Dancing with the Stars, he auditioned to become a member of the broadway and international touring show, Burn The Floor. The producers fell in love with his charismatic dancing, and shortly after, he was a lead dancer for the show for four years. It was here that Aljaz was noticed by the producers of the BBC1 hit TV series, Strictly Come Dancing and he has been lighting up screens on the dance-floor since 2013.