10 Facts About Ian Waite


Ian Waite was born on 29 January 1971 and is a British professional dancer specialising in Latin American dance, a teacher and choreographer.


Ian Waite went on to the open circuit where he achieved international success by becoming the European Youth Latin American Champion.


Ian Waite turned professional in 1997 and formed a partnership with the former Latin American world champion, Inga Haas.


Ian Waite decided to further his dance career by moving to the Netherlands to train with the choreographer and dance coach, Ruud Vermeij.


Ian Waite went on to dance with Daisy Croes, from Belgium, who now appears on the Belgian version of Strictly Come Dancing.


Ian Waite has made a dance video with Angela Rippon and presented a documentary called 'Inside Out' for BBC South following the progress of a young couple from Bournemouth.


Ian Waite created a Ballroom and Latin dance fitness programme with Mark Foster and fellow Strictly Come Dancing professional Natalie Lowe called FitSteps.

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Ian Waite has taken part in 7 series of Strictly Come Dancing, a popular televised celebrity ballroom competition, appearing as a professional dancer.


Ian Waite has appeared in three Strictly Come Dancing tours, reprising his partnerships with Zoe Ball in 2008, and with Jodie Kidd in 2009.


Ian Waite has appeared in Strictly Come Dancing Christmas specials, with his best performances being runner-up with Denise Lewis in 2004 and Zoe Ball in 2006.