‘Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals UK Tour’ returns in May 2024 and the full line-up of professional dancers has been announced today.
Kicking off in Oxford on May 1st, this year’s tour will be bigger and better than ever, as two more dancers have been added to the impressive line-up for the official 36-date tour. The dancers are Australian Open champion and four-time amateur Australian Open finalist Diane Buswell. 11-time Italian Latin American champion and 2022 finalist Vito Coppola; Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima; China’s national dance champion and 2022 finalist Carlos Gu; American Rhythm Rising Star Champion, Professional World Mambo Champion, and long-serving Strictly Pro Karen Hauer; undefeated four-time British national champion Neil Jones; Six-time Italian Latin and Ball Division Champion Nikita Kuzmin; three-time tight end 2022 Gorka Marquez; Luba Mushtaq, four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship; Polish Open Latin Champion and 2022 Tight Champion Jowita Przystal; Ten-time Cypriot National Dance Champion Michelle Tsiakkos making her debut on the tour and World Latin Dance Championship Under-21 finalist and tight end 2021 finalist Nancy Xu.
Directed by Strictly’s Creative Director Jason Gilkison, the show showcases the unique talents of these much-loved professional dancers from the television show, which is celebrating its 21st series this year. Expect spectacular dance numbers, beautiful costumes, sequins, sparkles and the ‘tightly’ fun magic we’ve grown to love over the years.
Audiences will be in awe of the skill, wit and dancing of this highly talented 12-strong professional dance ensemble, a performance that will take your breath away and an unforgettable soundtrack.
Jason Gilkison said: “The 2023 Tour was fantastic; We really pushed the boundaries with journalism and the show was amazing as a result! We want to push that even further for 2024, with more dancers than ever before! Audiences will be blown away by the talent of our pros as individuals and as an impressive ensemble. The entertainment situation will be off the charts. I can’t wait to see you in May!”
The full dates are:
1 May Oxford: New Theater 7.30pm
2 May Birmingham: Symphony Hall 7.30pm
3 May Birmingham: Symphony Hall 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
4 May Plymouth: Pavilions 7:30 p.m
5 May Plymouth: Pavilions 2:30 p.m
7 May Sunderland: Empire Theater 7.30pm
8 May Sunderland: Empire Theater 7.30pm
9 May London: Palladium 7:30 p.m
10 May London: Palladium 7:30 p.m
11 May London: Palladium 2.30pm and 7.30pm
12 May Cardiff: Motor Point Arena 2.30pm and 7.30pm
14 May Salford: Poetry Theater 7.30pm
15 May Salford: Poetry Theater 2.30pm and 7.30pm
16 May Liverpool: Empire Theater 7.30pm
17 May Sheffield: City Hall 7pm
18 May Edinburgh: The Playhouse 2.30pm & 7.30pm
19 May Glasgow: SEC Armadillo 2:30 p.m
21 May Blackpool: Opera House 7.30pm
22 May Hull: Bonus Arena 7.30pm
23 May Nottingham: Royal Center 2.30pm & 7.30pm
24 May Brighton: Brighton Center 7.30pm
25 May Brighton: Brighton Center 2.30 & 7.30pm
26 May Bournemouth: BIC 2.30pm
28 May Portsmouth: Guildhall 7.30pm
29 May Swansea: Swansea Arena 7:30 p.m
30 May Llandudno: 7:30 p.m
31 May Wolverhampton: Civic Hall 7.30pm
1 June Stockton: Globe Theater 2.30pm & 7.30pm
For tickets on sale July 14 and more information, please visit StrictlyTheProfessionals.com.