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Ian Waite

Ian is probably best known for his role as one of the professional dancers on The BBC's hit show Strictly Come Dancing. Having appeared in almost every series aired, competing in six of them, he has built up a following of dedicated fans and has become a highly respected and recognisable figure and personality in the world of dance.

Ian's dance career started at the age of ten when he accompanied his younger brother to Saturday dance lessons and was enticed onto the dance floor for the first time. It was clear to all that despite being in his school rugby and football teams, Ian was a born performer and dancer!

Qualifications:

Ian has enjoyed an illustrious competitive career both as an amateur and as a professional, resulting in many wins, seconds and finalist placings.

Professional Career
  • Winner Dutch Professional Championship
    with Natalia Panina
  • Runner-Up Open British Professional Rising Stars Championship
    with Inga Haas
  • Runner-Up French Open Professional Championship
  • Runner-Up World Professional Latin American Showdance Championship
    with Daisy Croes
  • Runner-Up UK Closed Professional Latin American Championship
    with Camilla Dallerup
  • Finalist European Professional Latin American Championship
  • Finalist World Professional Showdance Championship
  • Finalist World Masters Professional Latin American Championship
    with Natalia Panina and Daisy Croes

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