Following last week’s reveal of new Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse, we are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Strictly family.
World-class Latin dancer Nancy Xu joins the pro-dancer line up on their first day of rehearsals for the new series of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Nancy says: “I’m thrilled and excited! I cannot wait to start this new journey with all these amazing people and share the magic together.”
Nancy joins AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones and Oti Mabuse, as they begin pro dancer rehearsals ahead of the new series in the autumn.
Twenty eight year-old Nancy Xu from China was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance in China, and a dancer on hit West End and Broadway show Burn The Floor. A specialist in Latin, Nancy was a finalist in the U21 World Championships in 2010, took third place in the 2010-2012 CBDF National Amateur Latin Championships and was a runner-up at the 2013 International Singapore Championships.