Born and raised in the well-known city of Manchester, Kylie Jones began Ballroom Dancing at the age of 7 at her local dance school. She was immediately recognised as a huge talent in the beautiful world of Ballroom and by age 10 she was encouraged to form a partnership. This strong partnership in Ballroom led them both to success in just one year and they went on to win the most prestigious championship of the year and became the Open British Juvenile Ballroom Champions. This was not the only successful achievement for this young Ballroom partnership, but the pair also went on to win the International Champions later that same year.
The early partnership that was created went from strength to strength and by 12 years of age they had moved up the ranks to become the Open British Junior Ballroom Champions, an accolade they went on to win for a record breaking 4 consecutive years, an accomplishment that had only ever been achieved once before. A true magical story.
Their partnership put them on wonderful paths, and they were invited to Japan to appear on the TV programme “World’s most talented children”. Their Ballroom talents were also now well known on home soil, and they also appeared and “Blue Pete” and “What’s up Doc?”
At the age of 16, Kylie Jones formed a new partnership in her Ballroom journey. With the success of her first partnership, the pressure was on for the next partnership to meet the high standards that had brought Kylie Jones’ name into the spotlight.
There were no mis steps, and the next partnership became as beautifully successful as her first. Together they Ballroom danced their way around the world and continued to travel to compete and perform at the highest level. Their travels led them to become twice World, British and UK Champions as well as European and International Champions in the realm of Ballroom.
Their whirlwind dance journey did not stop there, and Kylie and her partner were invited to appear on a host of TV shows and movies including – but not limited to – “they think it’s all over”, “The Generation Game, the Hollywood Blockbuster “Entrapment” as well as
performing LIVE for Elton Johns lavish 50th birthday party and in Monaco for Prince Albert of Monaco.
With a plethora of experience not only in dance but in performance and confidence, Kylie Jones truly knows how this skill can be life changing and wonderful.
Retirement and Strictly
In 2002 Kylie retired from competing in Ballroom dance and was quickly approached to appear on the first season of “Strictly Come Dancing” where she was partnered with the comedian Jason Wood. “Strictly Come Dancing” is a much-loved Saturday evening dance competition show that first aired in the UK in 2004 and still continues to bring the glitter and rhinestones to screens today – It may well be a great inspiration to many to start dance such as Ballroom or Latin!
No stranger to TV, Kylie also went on to appear as guest judge for the children’s programme “Help! Teach is coming to stay”. Later that year, Kyle performed LIVE with Mark Ramprakasg the Tower of London in a promotion for Ford.
Kylie Jones Ballroom
Not one to slow down with her talents or love for movement, Kylie found a passion for Pilate classes that she found helped improve her posture and balance which were not only good for the dancefloor but for the everyday lifestyle. Furthering her passion, in 2002 Kylie studied with the Pilates Institute and became qualified as a Pilates teacher with a level 3 Diploma. A fantastic achievement, which now forms an integrated and fundamental part of her business alongside teaching Ballroom dance to a number of schools and private clients.
Kylie now lives in Surrey with her husband and two children.