Aliona Vilani | Dancer | Strictly Come Dancing Aliona Vilani

The Dancer / Choreographer

One of Strictly Come Dancing’s longest serving
and most successful professional dancers

Aliona first got into dancing at the age of just five, when she took up ballet in Kazakhstan. At the age of nine Aliona moved to Russia with her parents and started to learn ballroom dancing. But it was age 13 she really began to show her future star potential, when she was invited to America to join the infamous Kaiser Dance Academy in Brooklyn.

Just three years later she became a US National 10 Dance Winner and was part of a winning US Ballroom Team, after which she went on to become the youngest professional dancer ever in the US at the age of 17. Television was the next obvious step and Aliona went on to perform in the US arena tour and tv show Dancing With the Stars, before joining the Strictly Come Dancing line-up in 2009.

A year later Aliona was a runner-up with Matt Baker and two years later Aliona won the show with McBusted singer, Harry Judd, cementing her place as one of the shows top dancers. Her most recent success came at the end of 2014 when she won the Christmas Special with Olympic gymnast, Louis Smith.

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Calendar 2016

The calendar is on sale now and costs £15.00 including delivery (EU and RoW additional postage costs). A great gift for Aliona’s fans and lovers of Strictly.


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What A Summer!

I just had an incredible couple of summer months traveling with my husband around Europe and the US. We took our parents with us on a European trip which included London, Venice, Rome, Paris and Dublin. After which my hubby and I traveled to Florida to visit my parents and had a proper relaxing and lazy holiday…sunshine, clear blue sky,…

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Not long until Strictly!

I’m really excited as we are now back working flat out in preparation for the new series of Strictly. The new contestants are already being announced and it looks like a vintage crop! I’m so excited as we begin to put them through their paces and obviously looking forward to see who I am paired with this year. We get…

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My 2016 calendar now available

I’m delighted to announce that my 2016 calendar goes on sale as from today. Packed with lots of great pics, hopefully it will brighten your wall and keep you organised throughout the coming year. Some of my fans have been asking if I was doing a calendar and so I’m glad to say ‘Yes!’ – and here it is. You…

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