|Biography:||Venezuelan Karen moved to New York at the age of eight where she took up dancing. She studied at the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and decided not to attend college in order to become a competitive ballroom dancer. As well as finishing in the top 20 of the US television series So You Think You Can Dance, she was the World Mambo Champion in 2008 and Professional American Rhythm Rising Star Champion in 2009. She has recently starred as a principal dancer in the stage show Burn The Floor. Karen joined Strictly Come Dancing in series ten finishing sixth with singer Nicky Byrne.|
|Official Websites:||Follow Karen on twitter @karen_hauer|
strictly come dancing history
|Series||Celebrity||Last week||Position||Last dance(s)|
|10||Nicky Byrne||10||6th||Samba and American Smooth fusion|
|12||Mark Wright||Final||4th||Cha cha cha, Show dance|
* celebrity partner retired from competition
Karen has competed in one Christmas Special, dancing with Ainsley Harriot in 2016.