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Aliona signs with SJ Media Group

Strictly Come Dancing star Aliona Vilani has signed with SJ Media Group. Aliona, who has been part of the BBC’s most successful entertainment show since 2009, will now be managed and represented by SJMG.

The Kazakhstan beauty has appeared on the main version of the famous Saturday night prime-time phenomenon six times, winning it once with McFly’s Harry Judd.

Aliona, who is well known for her modern and risqué choreography, also won the 2014 Christmas Special with Olympic medal winning Gymnast Louis Smith.

Other celebrities she has been paired with include television presenter Johnny Ball, legendary Golf player Tony Jacklin and Master Chef’s Gregg Wallace.

Steve Mottershead, founder and MD of SJMG said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Aliona has committed to working with us.

“The team here are looking forward to the chance to work with one of the stars of one of the most popular shows ever on British television and help her expand her career.

“She is a wonderful talent, one of the nicest people you could meet and we are all delighted to be part of her journey.”

Aliona has been dancing since the age of five and began ballroom dancing in Russia aged eleven.

She splits her time between Florida and London and is once again confirmed as one of the professional dancers on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

For bookings and all other business enquiries, please contact Steve Mottershead HERE

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Strictly Pro’s Revealed


We’re dusting off our dancing shoes to bring you the news that three new proffessional dancers are joining our Strictly ranks ready for when we return in the Autumn. Russian-born Dancing With The Stars favourite Gleb Savchenko, 2012 Italian Champion Giovanni Pernice and eight-times South African Latin American Champion Otlile Mabuse. Our three new faces complete our sparkling sixteen alongside Strictly favourites who are returning to the show.

The line-up in full:

Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Giovanni Pernice, Gleb Savchenko, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Tristan MacManus

Aliona Vilani, Janette Manrara, Joanne Clifton, Karen Hauer, Kristina Rihanoff, Natalie Lowe, Ola Jordan, Otlile Mabuse

Lousie Rainbow, Executive Producer says: “We are thrilled with our pro-dancer line up this year. Not only are some of the viewers’ favourites returning but we also have some exciting new dancers joining the Strictly family. I think it’s safe to say that this year’s Strictly will be as exciting and entertaining as always.”

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Aliona & Michael ~ The Peoples Strictly


Michael Pattie, 57, from Dumfries

Dance partner: Aliona Vilani

Michael lost his 13-year-old son, Dave, to meningitis. Michael has since raised more than £300,000 for charity, including the Meningitis Research Foundation, some of which has contributed towards the development of a ground-breaking meningitis B vaccine available on the NHS.

Michael said: “My motivation is a) to do all I can to stop other families going through what I have, and b) to make my son proud. That’s my drive. When something like what happened to me happens, you’ve got choices to make: you can fold and collapse and just not want to go on, or you can find a reason to turn it into something really positive and that’s what I decided to do.

“We started out own little mini-Strictly on a local basis as a fundraising thing. We got people in our community, like the headteacher of the local high school and the chief of police, talked them into being our celebs and teamed them up with dance partners. And of course everybody in the police force wants to come and see them dance, everyone in that school, and so it sold out.

“We’re now 10 years down the line and have 21 charities on board and they’ve shared roughly £300,000 now, all because of Strictly. So you ask me if I’m a Strictly fan? Big time.

“I can move, I’ve got rhythm, but it’s not necessarily in the right order. Because we’re asking people to go out of their comfort zone, my wife and I open the shows with a wee dance. I’ve dropped her twice, live on stage. It’s a great talent for a wife to have, to be able to bounce…”

Categories Aliona Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Christmas Champions 2014

This year’s Strictly Christmas Special saw Aliona partner Strictly Champion Louis Smith and together they performed a truly spectacular quickstep to ‘Jingle Bells’ which won them the Strictly Christmas Special 2014 trophy.

Photo Gallery:
Strictly Come Dancing > Specials > Christmas Special 2014 > Episode Stills (HQ)
Strictly Come Dancing > Specials > Christmas Special 2014 > Opening Dance
Strictly Come Dancing > Specials > Christmas Special 2014 > Quickstep
Strictly Come Dancing > Specials > Christmas Special 2014 > Musical Guest: Bruce Forsyth
Strictly Come Dancing > Specials > Christmas Special 2014 > Result
Strictly Come Dancing > Specials > Christmas Special 2014 > Finale