The Slovenian dancer who has mesmerized the human world with his amazing dance steps and choreographed some of the best dancing numbers and he is none other than Aljaž Škorjanec. He has also appeared on the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing. Let’s discuss Aljaž Škorjanec wiki, bio, age, married, wife, kids, height, choreographed numbers, etc.
Aljaž Škorjanec Memoir
Srečko Škorjanec :- Father
Nataša Škorjanec:- Mother
There is no doubt, that he got his parent’s blessings and his hard work and dedication have made him one of the superstars in the dancing world.
He has one siblings sister and her name is Lara Škorjanec.
Place of Birth:
He is born in Ptuj, Slovenia.
Date of Birth / Birthday:
The day on which he celebrates his birthday and was born is February 19, 1990. His friends and family come together to celebrate the day with joy and happiness.
Nationality / Ethnicity :
His nationality is Slovenian. While his ethnicity is White.
His zodiac sign is Pisces.
Aljaž Škorjanec Height:
He is 6 feet tall in height.
He is a dancer and weight was never an issue for him as regular dancing has always helped him shed his extra weight and gave him a fit body.
The color of his hair is brown.
The color of his eyes is brown.
He has attended the Srednja šola Slovenska Bistrica High School.
His passion for dancing started at a very small age of 5 years old when he joined and attended the International Dance Center Fredidance 4 days a week. He is coached by Fredi and Daniela Novak.
He is a 19-time Slovenian champion in Ballroom, Latin, and Ten Dance. Between 2000 and 2008 his professional partner was Valerija Rahle Mbanwi.
In September 2013, Skorjanec became a professional dancer on the eleventh series of the British television show, Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with model Abbey Clancy. On 21 December, they won the series. He was the fourth professional to win in his first series of the show.
The following year, he returned for the show’s twelfth series, where he was partnered with This Morning presenter, Alison Hammond. They were the sixth couple to be eliminated from the competition.
For the show’s thirteenth series, he was partnered with Call the Midwife actress, Helen George. They were eliminated on Week 11 of the competition, leaving in sixth place.
For the show’s fourteenth series, he was partnered with model Daisy Lowe. They were the seventh couple to be eliminated from the competition, leaving in eighth place.
For the show’s fifteenth series, he was partnered with actress and former model, Gemma Atkinson. The couple reached the finals, but on the 16 December, they finished as joint runners-up, behind winners Joe McFadden and his professional dance partner, Katya Jones.
For the show’s sixteenth series, he was partnered with BBC newsreader and journalist Kate Silverton. The couple was eliminated on week 9 in Blackpool, leaving in eighth place.
In 2018 Skorjanec and Janette Manrara announced dates for their 2019 UK Tour “Remembering The Movies”
Skorjanec and Janette Manrara also announced appearances at the 2019 “Dancing With The Stars Weekends”
Skorjanec took part in the national Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour in 2017.
In 2017 Skorjanec and Janette Manrara announced dates for their 2018 UK Tour “Remembering Fred”
The name of her wife is Janette Manrara.
He married Janette Manrara in 2017 in the presence of her family and friends.
He has no kids yet but he loves kids which is quite evident from his Instagram posts, where he often spreads positivity for his followers by posting the photos along with her sister’s cute baby girls Zala and Tisa. Let’s see one of his Instagram reels, where he is dancing with the babies.
Favorites & Hobbies
He is a big supporter of a Spanish football club named FC Barcelona.
He loves to watch movies and TV Shows and his likes are The Departed, The GodFather, Game of Thrones, and Dexter.
Also, he loves to cook various food and cuisines and he can be seen along with her sister and launched a book called MyCookbookForYou. They share various food recipes in this book.
He has more than 540k followers on Instagram with username @aljazskorjanec.
He can be found on Facebook with the username @aljaz.skorjanec. He posts family photos on his Facebook profile.
Tonight at 8pm on @channel5_tv catch us at the @BlackpoolZoo talking and walking with elephants! Had the best day there! And they named two newborn tamaranian emperors after us.. 🐘 🐒 @JManrara pic.twitter.com/oq0z8MhrEa— Aljaz Skorjanec (@AljazSkorjanec) August 22, 2019
He has an estimated net worth of $8 Million as of 2022.