I LIKE THE WAY U MOVE: MEET THE PROFESSIONAL DANCERS

Dropping as a boxset on BBC iPlayer on Sunday 17 October, I Like The Way U Move is a brand new BBC Three reality series, where professional dancers and rookie non-dancers compete to find their perfect partner both on and off the dance floor.


Renowned choreographer, dancer and actress, Kaelynn “KK” Harris, is the resident dance expert, and is joined by a glittering array of guest judges. The series also features Jamie Laing, who himself is no stranger to the dance floor, having reached last year’s Strictly final.


THE PROFESSIONALS

^Shola, 23 from Nottingham

A dancer from the age of five, Shola has performed in the West End (Thriller Live) as well as on television, including The Brits, The X Factor and The Jimmy Fallon Show. A fan of music videos herself, Shola was also a featured dance in Dizzee Rascal’s Body Loose music video.



^Rhianna, 24 from Huddersfield

Rhianna is a professionally trained performer and has been dancing since she was 14. Since graduating, Rhianna has performed in the West End as part of Thriller Live.


^Sara, 21 from Italy

Sara started dancing when she was three years old and her main dance styles are commercial, modern jazz and hip hop. Sara has danced in music videos and on live stages across the world, including an NFL event at Wembley and as a dance captain and fire performer in Marrakesh.


^Rachel, 24 from London

A commercial dancer, Rachel has danced with big acts and music stars including Jorja Smith and Mark Ronson. Rachel has danced from a young age in a range of styles, from hip hop to lyrical and contemporary styles of dance.



^Jaydon, 21 from Buckinghamshire

A world champion in tap dancing from the age of 16, Jaydon has gone on to perform in the West End (Oliver) and on tour across the UK and internationally (The Sound Of Music, Mamma Mia, Starlight Express).


^Josh, 20 from London

Josh has performed on the UK and Ireland tour of Hairspray The Musical, as well as 13 The Musical on the West End. No stranger to TV, Josh has worked on BBC Children in Need, The Voice Kids and also performed alongside Anne Marie on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer.


^Iestyn, 19 from Cardiff

Iestyn has trained in street dancing and knows how to pop it, lock it and break it. Iestyn has performed in England and Wales, including as part of Matthew Bourne’s Lord of The Flies and with Boy Blue Entertainment. Although Iestyn has been dancing for 15 years, he’s also a keen chess player and was once the third best in Wales.



^Charlotte, 23 from Hartlepool

Charlotte fell in love with dance at three years old, after watching her big sister dance. Since then she’s performed in shows ranging from Saturday Night Fever to In The Air, Jack and the Bean Stalk and the Olympia Horse Show.


^Lee, 26 from Essex

Lee trained at The Urdang Academy and has performed internationally, travelling with the Thriller Live International Tour and in Bodyguard The Musical in Germany. Lee has also been a backing dancer for Pixie Lott, as well as performing in West End Bares.