About Karen Clifton

Born in Venezuela, Karen was brought up in New York from the age of eight. She attended The High School of Performing Arts, otherwise known as ‘The Fame School’ and whilst there she majored in ballet and contemporary dance and received The Helen Tamaris Award for Excellence in Dance. At age 10, Karen received a full scholarship to attend the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance where she learned her craft and continued to study for the next 10 years. Living in New York, Karen was influenced by a very broad range of dance styles. The cosmopolitan community and access to training in jazz, African and hip-hop ignited her determination to learn as many different dance disciplines as possible. At the age of 19 a visit to a cha cha class sparked her interest in Latin dance and that sent her in a new direction learning all the major ballroom dance styles.

About Kevin Clifton

Grimsby-born Kevin Clifton is a former Youth World Number One and four-time British Latin Champion. He trained in ballroom and Latin from an early age, taught by his parents, former World Champions Keith and Judy Clifton, who teach at The Clifton Academy in Grimsby. He went on to win International Open titles in Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Belgium.