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Karen Byrne (Dancer) Wiki, Age, Partner, Height, Net Worth, DWTS, Boyfriend, Dance Studio, Instagram

Karen Byrne Biography – Karen Byrne Wiki

Karen Byrne is an Irish professional dancer and choreographer. She is a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars Ireland. Byrne won the second series of Dancing with the Stars Ireland with her dancer partner singer-songwriter Jake Carter. She is the founder of the Karen Byrne School of Dance, a dance studio located in Dublin, Ireland.

Byrne was born and raised in Ballyfermot, Dublin. She began dancing at the age of 6. She started taking hip-hop dance classes when she was young but later fell in love with ballroom. At age 14, Byrne traveled to the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, and she had the chance to train with some of the best dance teachers in the world.

Karen Byrne Dancing with the Stars

Ballyfermot born Karen Byrne is one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars Ireland. She made her debut during the first series partnered with RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill. They reached the quarterfinals of the competition eventually finishing in 5th place.

Byrne returned for the second series partnered with singer Jake Carter. On 25 March 2018, Byrne and Carter were crowned the DWTS season two winners.

In 2019, Byrne competed in the third series partnered with TV presenter Darren Kennedy. They reached the 5th week of the competition, finishing in 9th place.

In 2020, she returned for the 4th series partnered with boxer Michael Carruth. They reached the 5th week of the competition, finishing in 9th place.

In 2022, Byrne was partnered with former professional cyclist Nicolas Roche for the fifth series. Byrne was excited to get back on the dance floor, writing on Instagram, “Dancing with the stars is BACK, Never been so excited to get back on the dance floor doing what I love most! Who will be my partner this year?? any guesses ??? Bring on 2022 when we hit the screens 9th Jan for our first show.” They were eliminated in the quarterfinals, after a dance-off against Ellen Keane and Ervinas Merfeldas.

In 2023, Byrne was paired with former rugby star Shane Byrne who hails from Wicklow. Shane revealed his wife Caroline was secretly hoping he would be teamed up with Latin champ Karen.

Karen Byrne Age

Irish dancer Karen Byrne was born on 30 May 1992 in Dublin, Ireland.

Karen Byrne Husband

Is Karen Byrne married? She is not married. She is currently in a relationship with her fellow Dancing with the Stars champion Jake Carter. Jake Carter’s manager Conor ­Mulhall confirmed that Jake is in a relationship with Byrne. Conor ­Mulhall told the Irish Sun, “Jake and Karen became very good friends during their four months working together on Dancing With The Stars, and inevitably remained close friends following the show. Karen split from her boyfriend some time ago and since then Jake and Karen have been out on a few dates together.”

Byrne was previously in a relationship with her fellow dancer and ex-boyfriend Wojtek Potaszkin. The relationship lasted for eight years.

Karen Byrne Family

Dancing With The Stars pro Karen Byrne grew up in the Dublin suburb of Ballyfermot and has three older sisters — Linda, Michelle and Aishling.

On Aug 15, 2019, the pro dancer slammed Irish airline Aer Lingus, after they told her sister that her custom wheelchair was too heavy to fly. Just one day before she was due to fly to Puerto Rico, Karen’s sister Linda Duffy received a message from Aer Lingus, telling her that she wouldn’t be able to fly with her custom wheelchair – because of a new weight restriction.

Appalled by their message, Karen took to Twitter to call out the airline, and wrote: “My sister who is wheelchair bound decided a few months ago that she was going to book a rare holiday to Puerto Rico and decided that she would use Aer Lingus to travel as she has had countless problems with Ryanair in the past.

“She was due to go on holiday Tomorrow and today she recieved a message from Aer Lingus to say that “Due to new rules, her custom wheelchair would not be able to fly as it is over 120kg.”

“My sister has flown Aer Lingus numerous times before with this exact chair and therefore decided she would use this company for the flights.

“I am absolutely shocked and appalled that Aer Lingus have left it until a day before her holiday to tell her that because her chair is a few kilograms over their “NEW” weight restriction, that she will not be able to fly with the chair.

“Her wheelchair that she has is electronic and is specifically built for her to maximize her comfort and ensure that she is safe when moving in it. It also means nobody has to push the chair and therefore is a lot more convenient for both her and her husband especially for a holiday in the sun.

“If I ever travel with a bag overweight I’m allowed to pay for the extra weight! Why is it not the same when my sisters wheelchair is a few kilograms over your “NEW” maximum wheelchair weight, that you have only decided to tell my her today, when her flight is tomorrow !!! “

Aer Lingus responded to Karen via email to say that her sister’s wheelchair had been cleared for carriage “as an exception by higher management”.

The email said: “Dear Mrs. Byrne, Please be advised your wheelchair has been cleared for carriage as an exception by higher management for your flight tomorrow providing you remove the footstools from it. You can take these in to the cabin with you so that there is no risk of them going missing in the hold.

“If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon.”

An Aer Lingus spokeswoman told The Irish Sun: “At Aer Lingus, the safety of our guests is our number one priority. The procedures that we have in place to accommodate guests who require special assistance ensure that our teams on the ground and in the air are fully informed and can offer the necessary care within a safe environment.

“As detailed on our website, due to regulatory restrictions we are unable to accept wheelchairs that weigh over 120kg and regrettably, Ms Byrne’s wheelchair exceeded this weight restriction.

“However we are happy to confirm that, on this occasion, we will be able to accept the wheelchair, as it can be adjusted to remain within the accepted weight range.

“As with all our guests, we seek to assist in whatever way possible to ensure a pleasant experience flying with Aer Lingus.”

Karen Byrne Boyfriend

Karen Byrne is dating her Dancing with the Stars partner Jake Carter. Byrne lifted the glitterball trophy with Jake Carter in 2018 before the pair revealed they were dating. And five years later the Ballyfermot native and her Liverpudlian pop singer boyfriend are still going strong.

She previously dated Polish dancer Wojtek Potazkin. Byrne and her ex-boyfriend Wojtek Potazkin had a dance school together named Karen and Wojtek School of Dance and had been dancing together for over six years.

Following the split, Byrne and Potazk removed all traces of their dance school from the internet, days after Wojtek revealed that he was no longer working in the dance school they formed together. He also revealed that he would be starting up his own school.

“With a very heavy heart – after beautiful 5 years full of love, loyalty, hard work and honesty I am left with no choice and I will no longer work under the umbrella of ‘Karen & Wojtek School of Dance.’” he said.

“I want to thank all the teachers, dance parents and especially all the dancers that I will always love eternally for their trust in my knowledge, experience and love to the art and sport of dancing.

“I’m still fully available to all of you individually, my own School will open shortly.”

Karen Byrne Height

How tall is Karen Byrne? She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).

Karen Byrne Net Worth

DWTS pro Karen Byrne’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

Karen Byrne Instagram

Karen Byrne’s Instagram handle is @karendwts.