Aljaz Skorjanec was born in Ptuj, Slovenia. It was at an early age that he found dancing, signing up to lessons at only 5 years old. Showing an incredible ability and natural talent, Aljaz was enrolled and attended the International Dance Center Fredidance.
It was through his dance training that he met his dance partner, Valerija Rahle, with whom he won various championships and became 19 times Slovenian Champions in Ballroom, Latin, and 10 dance. Representing his county across the Globe meant he quickly became committed and dedicated to travel and dancing, which did not go unnoticed. He was approached to be a Professional Dancer in the Slovenian version of Dancing with the Stars - his first television appearance.
After he finished competing, Aljaz auditioned to become a member of the Broadway and international touring show, 'Burn the Floor'. The producers fell in love with his charismatic and technical dancing, and shortly after, was a lead dancer on the show. He was a part of Burn the Floor for 4 years, dancing on stages globally, and winning the hearts of audiences everywhere.
It was during this show in London where Aljaz was noticed by of the producers of the BBC1 hit TV series, Strictly Come Dancing. Not long after watching his passionate performance, Aljaz was cast as a Professional Dancer on Season 11, and won with his celebrity dance partner Abbey Clancy. He can still be seen as a Professional Dancer on the show today.
Aljaz Skorjanec is an artist who demonstrates that with talent, passion, and commitment, all can be conquered. His career will continue to be successful in all his endeavors, due to his dedication, and the love he has for his craft