Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas caught the dancing bug at the age of seven and has been involved in the world of competitive dancing ever since.

By the time she was 21, Shirley Ballas had won nearly every major title in the world, including being the British Open Latin American Champion and the British National Professional Latin Champion three times each, the US Latin American Champion an impressive 10 times, a 17-time finalist of the British Open in the Latin American program and a multi British National Champion. She is also the only dancer to win the Professional Latin program of the British Open with two different partners, and as of 2022, remains the youngest female to ever reach the ‘British Open to the World Dance Championship finals.

Shirley Ballas is now best known for being the Head Judge on the popular BBC show Strictly Come Dancing (2004-) and as one of the top Ballroom and Latin teachers and judges in the world.

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Firstly, we just wanted to say how brilliant it’s been working with Shirley so far. She’s been an absolute delight to work with, and we’ve really appreciated her flexibility and commitment during this tricky time so thanks very much for that.
Charlotte, 4DC

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