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Karen Hauer (born April 20, 1982) is a Venezuelan professional Latin dance specialist and World Mambo Champion known for her appearances on the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing and the American TV series So You Think You Can Dance. She has also featured on Burn the Floor.

Hauer participated in season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance and she joined Strictly Come Dancing for series 10 partnering Nicky Byrne.[1] They made it to week 10, the quarter-finals, before losing a dance-off to Denise van Outenand her partner James Jordan. Hauer returned for series 11, with her partner announced on 7 September as Dave Myers.

So You Think You Can Dance[edit]Edit

In 2009 Hauer auditioned for season 6 of the US reality show So You Think You Can Dance,[2]

Season 6

Hauer originally auditioned with her husband at the time, Matthew Hauer, but Matthew was eliminated during Vegas week and Karen moved on to the top 20.

Week Partner Style Music Choreographer(s) Results
1 Kevin Hunte Cha-Cha "Push It"—Glee Cast Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin Safe
2 Kevin Hunte Hip-Hop "Ice Cream Paint Job"—Dorrough Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo Safe
3 Kevin Hunte Hustle "Come To Me"—France Joli Maria Torres Bottom 3
4 Kevin Hunte Broadway "If My Friends Could See Me Now"—Christina Applegate Spencer Lift Bottom 3
5 Victor Smalley Tango "Montserrat"—Orquesta del Plata Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin Eliminated
5 Victor Smalley Hip-Hop "Moving Mountains"—Usher Laurie Ann Gibson Eliminated
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