Kevin Clifton Bio, Age, Height, Early Life, Career, Personal Life and MorePosted By: Rimsha Afzal | February 14, 2018
Kevin Clifton Introduction:
Kevin Clifton was born on 13 October 1982. He is known as a well-known English professional dancer who was born in Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He is 35 years old. Kevin is recognized as a professional dancer on the BBC TV series Strictly Come Dancing, who had worked as an assistant choreographer as well. He has also appeared on Burn the Floor. Clifton has titled the nickname “Kevin from Grimsby”.
Kevin Clifton Early life:
Kevin Clifton began his passion for dancing by ballroom and Latin as being a child in his home village of Waltham near Grimsby taught by his beloved parents, who are former World Champions Keith and Judy Clifton. He has participated nationally and internationally as a child randomly standing by his sister Joanne. After that, when they both decided to move on to several partners he decided to choose Latin as his primary dance style so as not to directly take competition against his sister.
He became a Youth World Number 1 and four-time British Latin Champion and was awarded International Open titles in Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, and Belgium as well. When he was getting retired from competitive dancing in the year 2007, he was ranked as 7th in the list of the world.
Kevin Clifton Career
In the year 2010, Kevin Clifton created his musical theatre debut in Dirty Dancing The Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End, where he got partnership BBC1′s So You Think You Can Dance winner, Charlie Bruce. From the year 2008 to 2013, Clifton and his wife Karen Hauer were there as the main dancers of the Burn The Floor Dance Company, who were performing in the show’s record-breaking Broadway run and starring at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End as well.
He also appeared with the show in Japan, Australia, South Africa and the United States, and also made guest appearances on Dancing with the Stars in the United States of America and So You Think You Can Dance in the Netherlands. They again partnered Burn The Floor as principal dancers for a short tour of Australia and Japan in Spring in the year 2014. He has also appeared in Series 5 of Hacker Time as well.
In the year 2013, Kevin Clifton also made appearances on series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing and made partner with Susanna Reid. Before this, he had also given auditions for the show with his beloved partner Karen Hauer but their requirement was only a female dancer at the time. So he instead hired as a choreographer for the show in the year 2012. In the year 2013 Blackpool performance of the show, he partnered in the opening dance with his family. On the similar show, Reid and Clifton got scores of 39/40 for their pasodoble, by putting them at the top of the leaderboard eventually.
He got 2013 Strictly Come Dancing Pro Challenge and became the Guinness World Records holder for most Drunken Sailors in 30 seconds. The couple’s popularity gave security that they had reached the final, on 21st of December, where they completed as runners-up with Natalie Gumede behind model Abbey Clancy.
In the year 2014’s series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing Clifton got partnered with popstar Frankie Bridge. They have announced the runners-up with Simon Webbe, who beaten by Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev. In the year 2015, Clifton, who recently married to co-professional dancer Karen Hauer. And came back for the thirteenth series of the show and paired up with EastEnders actress Kellie Bright.
Kevin Clifton has also participated in the ‘Strictly live tour’. For the year 2014 tour, he remained his partnership with, series 11 partner, Susanna Reid. He was to perform his dancing appearance with Frankie Bridge again for the 2015 tour. Although she had to come out, because of her pregnancy. He instead performed dancing with, series 6 contestant, Rachel Stevens. Clifton and Bridge were although, regained for the 2016 tour.
In the year 2016 Clifton again participated in Strictly Come Dancing where he paired with singer and media personality Louise Redknapp, on 17th of December 2016 Clifton was made the first professional dancer in the show history to take competition in four remaining finals, he was also known as the only professional dancer but not to be in the dance-off, for the fourth time Clifton completed as the series runner-up with Redknapp after he lost out in the final result to Ore Oduba and his sister Joanne as well.
For series 15, in the year 2017, Kevin Clifton paired with Scottish comedian Susan Calman. Calman was extremely happy and expressed her feelings of joy. And her great delight at the pairing with Clifton, of whom she known as the biggest fan.
In the month of August of the year 2017, Kevin & Karen Clifton declared that they would be going for the tour of the UK in the year 2018 with their theatre tour ‘Dance’.
In the year 2017, Kevin & Karen Clifton also declared they would perform their appearance at Donahey’s Dancing with The Stars Weekends. The tour comprised of 2-weekend breaks in England in the year 2018. And featured the stars of Strictly Come Dancing teaching and performing.
Kevin Clifton Personal life
Kevin Clifton brought up in the small North East Lincolnshire town of Waltham. He completed his early education at the East Ravendale Primary school where he known for his Michael Jackson impressions. He, later on, attended Caistor Grammar School by doing well academically. Before he chose to pursue his dance career rather than attend the sixth form of his education.
He got married to his fellow professional dancer Karen Clifton, by proposing her. On her birthday party, on stage during the performance of Burn the Floor. They wedded on 11th of July 2015. He formerly got married to his fellow professional dancer Clare Craze. With whom he ended their relationship in the year 2010. And with their separation and divorce which finalized in the year 2013.
Kevin Clifton Philanthropy
Kevin Clifton is not only a professional dancer but he also participated in several different charity campaigns. And also visits in his character of a Strictly professional. He also recognized as a patron of the Wheelchair DanceSport Association and the 2014 Dance Proms.
Kevin Clifton Net Worth:
Kevin Clifton known as one of the biggest English professional dancers who got fame. And popularity by performing in British TV series called Strictly Come Dancing. Which took him to the peak of success and glory. He had earned a much amount of income from the project. Before he started his dancing career, he had also worked as an assistant choreographer. Through his dancing career, he had earned the estimated net worth of the US $1.9 million dollars.
Kevin Clifton who was born in Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, well-recognized as an English professional dancer. Famous for the Strictly Come Dancing which is a British TV series. He had done many dancing projects with different amount of salary. He has married twice in his life, now living with his wife Karen who is his fellow professional dancer.