Flavia Cacace Biography
Flavia Cacace was born as Flavia Cacace-Mistry. She is an Italian born British professional dancer. Her professional dance partner is Vincent Simone.
The duo is branded when performing together as Vincent and Flavia. The duo has appeared together for ten years on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Flavia Cacace Age
the Italian professional dancer was born on 13 March 1980 in Naples, Italy. As of 2019, she is 39 years old.
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Flavia measures a standing height of 1.57 meters tall.
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In 2013, she got married to Jimi Mistry who is is an English actor, known for appearing in numerous films such as East Is East, Blood Diamond, The Guru, 2012, West is West, Ella Enchanted and The Truth About Love.
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Jimi Mistry has married Strictly Come Dancing star, Flavia Cacace. The 40-year-old actor tied the knot with the professional dancer – whom he was paired within the 2010 edition of BBC One ballroom competition – on Sunday at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
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Flavia is well known for giving back to the community by visiting the orphaned children. In late 2008, she took part in a Strictly Come Dancing special for Children in Need 2008 where she partnered presenter Terry Wogan against Tess Daly, partnered by Anton du Beke, who ended up as the winners. There is no provided information about her having children. This information will be updated soon.
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Her professional dance partner is Vincent Simone.
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Cacace’s mother insisted that each of the children have an activity, so she and her eldest sister joined the local ballroom dancing class – when Cacace was 6.
After partnerships with two dance partners, Cacace and Simone (who had the same dance teacher in London) were both looking for partners.
They decided to try out together in 1994, and they have been dancing together ever since. In 2005, Cacace appeared as a guest choreographer with Simone to choreograph an unscored group Argentine Tango to introduce the dance style to audiences.
The dance was then introduced into the competitive roster so therefore a scored individual dance a year later. In 2006, Cacace appeared in the fourth series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Her celebrity dancing partner was comedian Jimmy Tarbuck. However, the couple withdrew after only one show, due to medical reasons.
Cacace was back dancing in the fifth series of the show, partnered with EastEnders star Matt Di Angelo. They got the only perfect score of the main series for their waltz in the final.
The couple subsequently had a three-year off-screen romance. They reached the final of the show but were beaten by Alesha Dixon and her professional partner Matthew Cutler.
She also took part in the 2007 Christmas special dancing the rumba with partner Matt and achieved a score of 39. Cacace and Di Angelo also competed together in the live tour of Strictly Come Dancing in January and February 2008.
They won more shows than any other couple, coming first overall sixteen times and second a further ten times (out of a total of forty shows).
Cacace took part in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by actor Phil Daniels who was eliminated in the first week after a dance-off against Don Warrington despite Gary Rhodes being bottom after the judge’s scores.
In late 2008, she took part in a Strictly Come Dancing special for Children in Need 2008 where she partnered presenter Terry Wogan against Tess Daly, partnered by Anton du Beke, who ended up as the winners.
Cacace also took part in the 2009 SCD Live tour partnering former Strictly Come Dancing semi-finalist, Gethin Jones. They went on to win 6 shows out of 45 in total, coming second to her professional partner Vincent Simone and Rachel Stevens.
Cacace returned to Strictly Come Dancing for the seventh series in 2009, partnering Coronation Street and Queer as Folk actor Craig Kelly.
The couple were in the bottom two in the second week against Lilia Kopylova and Richard Dunwoody and were forced to perform their tango again.
They won votes from three of the four judges and consequently made it through to the third week of the competition. They were also in the bottom two in week 4, against Darren Bennett and Lynda Bellingham.
They went through to the next week on the casting vote of head judge Len Goodman. In week 5, the couple received their lowest score of the competition so far and were second from the bottom of the leaderboard.
However, they were saved from the dance-off by the public. The couple was eliminated in Week 8 of the competition, when the show went to Blackpool, after performing a cha-cha-cha.
Cacace then went on to dance once more with her tour partner of the previous year Gethin Jones in the 2009 Christmas special. They danced an American smooth to “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and achieved a score of 38.
Cacace then created choreography for Gethin’s Cinderella panto which ran at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in her home town of Guildford and had a small guest appearance in the final show.
Cacace featured in the eighth series of the show, where her celebrity partner was actor Jimi Mistry. In the first week, their dance was given a score of 26 and they went on to make it to week 6 when they were eliminated despite finishing fourth on the leaderboard, a result that was widely seen as surprising.
In the ninth series, Cacace’s partner was astrologer Russell Grant and they were the seventh couple to be eliminated. Gymnast Louis Smith was Cacace’s partner in the tenth season of the program.
They won the series on 22 December 2012. On 1 June 2013, Cacace announced that she and Simone would not be competing in Strictly Come Dancing 2013 so they could work on other shows.
In January 2012, Cacace appeared on the BBC TV series The Magicians. Cacace and Simone also have an App called ‘Dance with Vincent and Flavia’.
Dance with Vincent and Flavia is a free dance tutorial App from which the user can learn the fundamental dance steps and advance into a competent dancer with Vincent and Flavia’s help. The App is published by International Celebrity Networks.
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Italian dancer who is known for being on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. She has won multiple UK dance awards between 2002 and 2006. And she also appeared on the BBC series The Magicians in 2012.
Flavia Cacace is a member of the Dancer. She has an estimated net worth of 1.2 million USD.
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Interview: Flavia Cacace discusses the impact of Strictly Come Dancing and Argentine tangos
Flavia Cacace is best known for her six-year run on Strictly Come Dancing. During her time on the series she partnered with Terry Wogan, rugby player Gethin Jones, actors Craig Kelly and Jimi Mistry, and gymnast Louis Smith – with whom she won the show in 2012.
Outside of Strictly, she’s enjoyed a successful career with her dance partner Vincent Simone, also a professional dancer on the show. They began their careers together as teenagers, competing in Ballroom and Latin competitions in the UK and internationally, but after gaining a following through Strictly Come Dancing, they started touring with their own dances shows.
We sat down with Flavia to discuss their third and final show together, The Last Tango, which comes to Bord Gais Energy Theatre between the 7th and 11th of June.
Can you tell us about The Last Tango?
The Last Tango is the third of our theatre productions, our first was The Midnight Tango, then we did Dance Til’ Dawn and now we’re back with The Last Tango. It’s a story about an older Vincent looking back, and during the show, we take you through his whole life, from when he first met his partner, all the way to the end. It’s quite an emotional story because obviously in life, you have ups and downs, happy moments and sad moments, and you get to live that on stage with us. So we do get a lot of teary-eyed people by the end of the show.
And this is your last tour with Vincent, does the show reflect that?
Yes, part of the name, The Last Tango, reflects that it’s going to be our last theatre show for the time being. We’ve been on the road for the last 6 or 7 years now, so we’re looking forward to putting our suitcase away for a while and getting our teeth stuck into some new things
What are you looking forward to being off the road, and what’s next?
We’ve got lots of things in the pipeline; we’re talking to lots of different people about new projects. We’d love to do a film, that would be really exciting, but obviously whatever we do will involve dancing. We’re not putting our dancing shoes away, it’s just going to be nice to put the suitcases away and have a full wardrobe to choose from again.
Can you describe how you go about putting your shows together?
With the theatre shows, we start with the story. It’s less about the individual dance choreography and more about the overall picture and story that we’re telling. We let the story guide as to what dances will work best at what points. It’s also very much to do with music choices, in a competition you have the dance learned, but you don’t know what the song will be until you get to the event. With our show, we can pick the songs that we want, place them at various parts of the show, and choreograph accordingly.
You and Vincent have been dancing together since you were teenagers, what’s made the partnership so successful and long-lasting?
We’ve been dancing together since we were 16 and 17, so a long time. I think just the love of dance is what’s kept us going. There aren’t many dance couples that have been dancing together for that length of time, but I think because of that, we’ve had the success we’ve had with our theatre shows. The experience we have together, we know what works for us, and it’s quicker when we choreograph dances. We love the same sort of music and that also helps. I think our experience together is probably why people enjoy watching us as well.
You came to the public’s attention on Strictly Come Dancing, what impact do you think that’s had on the public and their interest in dance?
Strictly has really changed things around for the Ballroom and Latin dancing. When we were armatures, the schools we were learning in were really struggling. It was very hard, there weren’t enough people interested in Ballroom and Latin dancing. It was seen as old fashioned especially with the young generation, they weren’t into it. We were full on into the competition side of it, and Strictly changed things around. We were very lucky and privileged that we happened to be there at the right time when it was growing and getting bigger and people were really starting to fall in love with the dance.
Which genres of music are your favorite to dance to?
We love all of them; we’ve always done the Latin, the ballroom and also the tango. I think probably the Argentine tango; the music is amazing, we love to dance to that, we love to choreograph to that and I think it’s what people recognize us the most for, even though Ballroom and Latin have been part of our lives for even longer.
Finally, what are you going to miss most about being on stage?
The buzz, the buzz of being on stage is something you can’t really recreate. It’s a bit like a drug, it’s exhausting, it’s mentally and physically draining doing 8 shows a week, but after every show, you get that feeling of satisfaction of having the audience on their feet. There’s no other scenario in life where you’re going to get that or you’re going to feel that, so that’s something we’re going to miss and we’re going to have to get used to not experiencing as much.