Shirley Ballas

Agent: Jo Bell

Shirley Ballas has enjoyed a spectacular dance career spanning more than 40 years – she has Cha-Cha’d her way across the world’s dance floors to become a multi-award-winning Latin & Ballroom champion and one of the most renowned dancers in the world. In 1996, Shirley retired from competitive dancing to become a highly acclaimed coach and teacher.

Behind the Sequins, published by BBC Books on 1st October 2020 and the paperback will publish in September 2021! Queen of Latin and Head Judge on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, Shirley Ballas, leads us through her dramatic and determined life. From growing up on a rough estate on the Wirral and leaving home at 14 years old, to conquering the high-octane world of Ballroom and coping with betrayal, bullying, two broken marriages and a personal tragedy that left Shirley and her family devastated.

Shirley is represented by Ashley Vallance at InterTalent Rights Group for all non-book related enquiries.