Strictly's Janette Manrara Age, Husband, Wedding, Interesting Facts & Bio

By Staff Writer | Published On: 09 Jan, 2020
Strictly's Janette Manrara Age, Husband, Wedding, Interesting Facts & Bio

Janet Manrara is an American professional dancer best known for her participation in various dance competitions like So You Think You Can Dance and Strictly Come Dancing

In the former, So You Think You Can Dance, she appeared in the American version in 2009 at the age of 24 and ended up becoming one of the top eight finalists. 

After this, her big participation was in the reality show, Strictly Come Dancing. She appeared in the show pairing with several celebrities and presenting her dancing skills.   

Janet Manrara’s Bio: Age

Janet Manrara was born on 16th November 1983 in Miami, Florida.

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As of her education, she attended Florida International University and earned a degree in Finance. Then she worked for seven years in a bank. 

However, she didn’t leave her childhood passion for dancing while working in the bank and continued her dance training in Ballroom, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Hip Hop until she began to participate in dance contests. 

Height & Weight

Janette stands at a height of 5 feet (1.52 meters) and weighs 99lbs (45 kg). 

Married To Husband

Janette Manrara is married to Aljaz Skorjanec. The couple first met in 2010 while dancing in the touring stage show, Burn The Floor. Then in August of 2015, her then-boyfriend, Aljaz proposed to her with a platinum engagement ring featuring a dazzling square-shaped diamond and crossover shaped band.  

Janet Manrara with her husband Aljaz Skorjanec on 29th December 2019 (Source: Janet Manrara's Instagram)

Then two years later, the couple tied the knot on 15th July 2017. The wedding ceremony was organized in three different places; London, Florida, and Aljaz’s native, Slovenia. 

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However, their legal wedding was celebrated at Chelsea Old Town Hall, while the wedding breakfast was held at the couple’s favorite restaurant, Duck & Waffle, and the reception was held at Victorian Bath House in Bishopsgate Churchyard. 

Who Is Her Husband?

Aljaz Skorjanec was born on 19th February 1990 in Slovenia.

He rose to fame after winning the reality dance competition show, Strictly Come Dancing. He is also known for TV series like Lorraine, This Morning, and Celebrity Chase

Interesting Facts

  • Janette Manrara’s favorite dances are the Rumba. 

  • Growing up, she originally learned Salsa dance from her Cuban parents, evoking her interest in dance. 

  • She takes Ace Ventura as her favorite film and Cuban food as her favorite food. 

  • She has also danced with Jennifer Lopez and had been a principal dancer on Glee. 

  • She performed in the dance stage show Burn the Floor for three years and has also worked on the Academy Awards