Katya Jones

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Katya Jones
Born Ekaterina Andreevna Sokolova
(1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 29)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Occupation Dancer, choreographer
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[1]
Neil Jones (m. 2013)
Website www.neilandkatya.com

Katya Jones (born Ekaterina Andreevna Sokolova; Russian: Екатерина Андреевна Соколова; 12 May 1989)[1][2] is a Russian dancer and choreographer, best known as a professional dancer on the BBC One dance series Strictly Come Dancing.[citation needed] Jones won series fifteen (2017) with dance partner Joe McFadden.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union and started dancing at the age of six, training in gymnastics as well as Ballroom and Latin-American dancing.[3] Katya's mother is of Korean ethnicity and her father was a wealthy Russian businessman.[citation needed]

Strictly Come Dancing[edit]

In 2016 Jones became a professional in the BBC ballroom dancing show Strictly Come Dancing for its fourteenth series.[4] Jones was partnered with former Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls. For the fifteenth series, Jones partnered Holby City actor Joe McFadden and the couple were the series winners.[5] For the sixteenth series Jones partnered comedian Seann Walsh.

Series Partner Place Average score
14 Ed Balls 6th 22.6
15 Joe McFadden 1st 33.8
16 Seann Walsh

Performances with Ed Balls[edit]

  • Red number indicates Ed & Katya were at the bottom of the leaderboard.

Performances with Joe McFadden[edit]

  • Green number indicates Joe & Katya were at the top of the leaderboard.

Performances with Seann Walsh[edit]


Katya took part in the national Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour in 2017.[6]

In October 2018 it was announced she would be appearing with Neil Jones at Donahey's Dancing with The Stars Weekends in 2019.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Jones married her boyfriend of five years, Neil Jones, a dancer and fellow cast member of Strictly Come Dancing, on 3 August 2013.[8] In October 2018, Jones was pictured kissing her Strictly dance partner, Seann Walsh. The two later apologised.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Katya Jones Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & Net worth". Dreshare. 2018-10-09. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ "BBC One - Strictly Com Dancing - Katya Jones". BBC. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "2016 Strictly Professional Dancer line up revealed!". 28 June 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Strictly Come Dancing celebrities at red carpet launch". BBC News. 2016-08-31. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  5. ^ Westbrook, Caroline (16 December 2017). "The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 winner has been crowned". Metro. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  6. ^ Laws, Roz (19 January 2017). "First look at Strictly tour and what they're dancing". birminghammail. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  7. ^ "4* Weekend Break featuring the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing". www.donaheys.co.uk. December 2015. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  8. ^ Davies, Alex (12 September 2016). "Katya Jones and Neil Jones relationship: Strictly dancers discuss baby plans". OK!. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Strictly: I am no victim, says Seann Walsh's girlfriend". BBC News. Retrieved 14 October 2018.

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