Karen Byrne Biography – Karen Byrne Wiki
Karen Byrne is a professional dancer and choreographer from Dublin, Ireland. She is an Irish Latin Champion. On March 25, 2018, she won the second series of the Irish version of Dancing with the Stars alongside Jake Carter. On December 22, 2021, it was announced that Byrne will take part in the fifth series of Dancing with the Stars (Ireland).
Byrne was born and raised in Ballyfermot, Dublin, and she has been dancing since the age of six. 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. She is the founder of KB Dance Studio where she teaches dance.
Karen Byrne Dancing with the Stars
Byrne has appeared on the Irish DTWS show several times and she is one of the show’s original cast members. She made her debut during the first series partnered with RTÉ broadcaster, Des Cahill. The couple reached the quarterfinals and finished in 5th place. Byrne returned for the second series partnered with Jake Carter, a British singer. On 25 March 2018, Byrne and Carter were crowned the DWTS season two winners.
In 2019, Byrne competed in the third series partnered with Darren Kennedy. The couple reached the 5th week of the competition, and they finished in 9th place. In 2020, she returned for the 4th series partnered with Michael Carruth, an Irish Olympic boxer from Dublin. They reached the 5th week of the competition, and they finished in 9th place. This was Byrne’s second 9th place finish in a row.
She is a contestant in the fifth series, she was announced as a contestant in December 2021. She is partnering with Nicolas Roche, an Irish former professional road bicycle racer. Byrne was excited to get back on the dance floor, she said via her Instagram handle, “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.” The 5th series started airing on January 9, 2022, on RTÉ One.
Karen Byrne Age
She 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 Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.
Karen Byrne Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @karendwts.