Biography: World Latin Champion Katya was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and started dancing at the age of six, training in gymnastics as well as Ballroom and Latin-American dancing. In 2008, Katya formed a partnership with Neil Jones and together they won the World Amateur Latin Championships for the first time in 2010, going on to win the title a total of three times, before turning professional in 2013. In 2015, they became the World Professional Latin Showdance Champions and are four times undefeated British National Professional Champions.
  Katya joins Strictly Come Dancing for Series 14 in 2016.
Official Websites: Follow Katya on Twitter @mrs_katjones

strictly come dancing history

Series Celebrity Last week Position Last dance(s)
14 Ed Balls 10 6th Tango
15 Joe & Katya Final Winner Viennese Waltz, Show dance, Charleston
16 Seann Walsh 6 11th Viennese Waltz
17 Mike Bushell 8 8th Paso doble