Aljaž Škorjanec Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Aljaž Škorjanec Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight80 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 19, 1990
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseJanette Manrara

Aljaž Škorjanec is a Slovenian dancer, choreographer, model, and reality-TV star. He is best known for starring in the BBC TV series Strictly Come Dancing starting with its 11th series in September 2013, when he partnered with model Abbey Clancy.

Born Name

Aljaž Škorjanec

Nick Name


Aljaž Škorjanec in an Instagram selfie as seen in May 2019
Aljaž Škorjanec in an Instagram selfie as seen in May 2019 (Aljaž Škorjanec / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Ptuj, Slovenia


London, England, United Kingdom


Slovenian nationality



At the age of 5, he started attending International Dance Center Fredidance 3 to 4 days per week. This lasted throughout the entire primary school until the end of his high school years. He was coached by Fredi and Daniela Novak.


Dancer, Choreographer, Reality-TV Star, Model


  • Father – Srečko Škorjanec
  • Mother – Nataša Škorjanec
  • Siblings – Lara (née Škorjanec) Ljubič (Younger Sister) (Dancer)
  • Others – Zala (Niece), Vida (Grandmother), Nejc Ljubič (Brother-in-Law), Luis Manrara (Father-in-Law), Maritza Manrara (Mother-in-Law), Lesly Manrara (Sister-in-Law), Alejandro Manrara (Brother-in-Law)


Aljaž Škorjanec is represented by –

  • Curtis Brown, Ltd. (Talent Agent) in London, England, United Kingdom
  • Prime Performers Speakers Agency (Talent Agent) in London, England, United Kingdom
  • MiLK Model Management (Manager) in London, England, United Kingdom




6 ft or 183 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara in a selfie in February 2020
Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara in a selfie in February 2020 (Aljaž Škorjanec / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Aljaž Škorjanec has dated –

  1. Janette Manrara (2011-Present) – He started dating a fellow American dancer, choreographer, and reality-TV star, Janette Manrara, in 2011, after they met at a dance studio in London the previous year. They got engaged on August 13, 2015, when Aljaž proposed to her in a London restaurant. The couple got married on July 15, 2017, and had 3 wedding ceremonies, held in London, Miami, and Slovenia.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light Brown (Natural)

He often tends to dye his hair Dark Brown.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Aljaž Škorjanec as seen in February 2020
Aljaž Škorjanec as seen in February 2020 (Aljaž Škorjanec / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Athletic physique
  • Defined jawline



Aljaž Škorjanec Favorite Things

  • Sports – Soccer, Basketball, Golf
  • Soccer Club – FC Barcelona
  • TV Shows – Game of Thrones (2011-2019), Dexter (2006-2013)
  • Movies – The Godfather (1972), The Departed (2006)
  • Dessert – Donuts
  • Alcoholic Drinks – Wine, Beer
  • Restaurant – Herman ze German
  • DancerLen Goodman
  • Quote – “My happiest days are those in which I do good work.” – Charlie Chaplin, 1915

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Aljaž Škorjanec in an Instagram post in August 2019
Aljaž Škorjanec in an Instagram post in August 2019 (Aljaž Škorjanec / Instagram)

Aljaž Škorjanec Facts

  1. His love for wearing suits started at a young age.
  2. He started dancing at the age of 5 when he signed himself up for dancing lessons in pre-school without telling his parents. All the other boys chose soccer, hockey, and basketball while he followed the girls’ decision.
  3. According to him, the best way to start the day is by eating jam.
  4. Aljaž is a 19-time national champion in Ballroom, Ten Dance, and Latin.
  5. He competed for 13 years professionally and stopped due to the politics involved.
  6. He often takes references from Anton du Beke‘s Ballroom and Giovanni Pernice Latin when he’s preparing for that style of dance.
  7. Aljaž won the 11th season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, thus becoming the 4th professional dancer to win in his or her debut series.
  8. His 2nd best placement between 2013 and 2020 was the 15th season when he ended up in 2nd place partnered with actress and former model, Gemma Atkinson. Joe McFadden and Katya Jones won the series that year.
  9. He was also partnered with actress Helen George, journalist Kate Silverton, socialite, chef, and billionaire’s daughter Emma Weymouth, model Daisy Lowe, and TV presenter Alison Hammond.
  10. One of the most common questions he gets is about him talking moments before the dance starts on the TV show. Aljaž always gives his dancing partners “a massive pep talk” because they tend to lose confidence when they see the audience.
  11. He has a large tattoo that encompasses his right shoulder and triceps.
  12. One of his favorite vacation spots is Santorini in Greece. He went on a holiday there in June 2018 with choreographer Jason Gilkison and his partner James P. Carney.
  13. He has a dog named Bibi in Slovenia.

Featured Image by Aljaž Škorjanec / Instagram

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