Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer and choreographer Janette Manrara has been dancing up a storm since joining the hit BBC One show five seasons ago and has continued putting her best foot forward since, both on and off the dance floor! Stealing the spotlight with an array of celebrity partners including Julien MacDonald, Jake Wood, Peter Andre, Melvin Odoom and Aston Merrygold Janette’s passion and flair for dancing is infectious with skills and expertise at the top of her game.
Originally from Miami and of Cuban descent, Janette attended musical theatre school specializing in acting, singing, and dance classes and through these disciplines developed the natural charm and charisma she brings in front of the camera today. Janette’s experience has seen her dance with Jennifer Lopez, danced in the 2010 Academy Awards, and was also cast as a principal dancer on the TV sensation Glee. She then returned to So You Think You Can Dance?, Season 8 as an “All Star”, and shortly after featured in the theatre show of Dancing with the Stars Live in Las Vegas!
Janette found love with fellow strictly dancer Aljaz and since marrying, there’s been no stopping the dynamic duo who are currently starring and headlining in Remembering Fred, a UK tour celebrating the legend Fred Astaire through song and dance and have secured widespread media attention with OK! Magazine, Hello! Magazine, Telegraph, Metro as well as appearances on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and The Lorraine Show.
A natural fit for beauty, fashion, lifestyle and health brands, Janette is available for content creation, sponsored social media posts, Instagram takeovers and ambassador roles.