New residency at the absolutely stunning restaurant Park Chinois in London with my dancer partner where we will be performing anything from Tango to Salsa.
Mamma Mia 2 "Here We Go Again" Movie 2018. During the summer 2017 I have been recording for ABBA'S hit musical Movie Mamma Mia 2. I feel very proud for being Swedish and being a part of yet another big Hollywood movie.
Dancing With The Stars Sweden starts Friday 10/3/2017. I am dancing the famous Swedish actor Johannes Brost!
It's official!!!! I am going to be one of the new pro dancers on Sweden's "Strictly Come Dancing" Let's Dance 2017. I am over the moon and so happy to be a part of the series!
Happy New Year! I am over the moon excited about 2017 and I know this will be my year where many of my dreams will come true! I have worked so hard on polishing my skills as a dancer and I won't stop setting goals and creating new dreams and working towards them. I am very happy to very soon be announcing some big news for what 2017 has to bring into my career! Hold on I will break the news soon! Love and light xx
Back in the Strictly ballroom 2016! It's Strictly season and I am loving every second in the studios as always! Danced with Gary Barlow to his Dare from the musical "The Girls".
Los Angeles, you have stolen my heart away! My first time visiting this magical city of angels and I am in love with the lifestyle, energy, food, people and the sun! I managed to visit Dancing With The Stars and also to assist Gleb Savchenko with the choreography for his Samba routine week 7 season 23, 2016.
I can finally announce that I will be dancing in Disney's beauty And The Beast which will be in our cinema screens in March 2017.
VT Shoot in Blackpool with my favorite Craig Revel Horwood, more info and details in 2017!
I am dancing Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive throughout the winter season at The London Cabaret Club with Vladimir Kozevnikov. October-December 2016
October 2016: I had a great time touring with BBC's Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Windsor & Anya Garnis in their Latin & Ballroom dance show keep dancing. Now back in London and ready for next adventure.
I will be a pert of Stephen Spielberg's new movie.. I can tell you more soon:) July 2016
East 17 music video shoot with singer Robbie Craig. I am very excited to see this comeback music video on TV soon! Really enjoyed playing the lead girl in this music video.
Dancing alongside Bradley Walsh, Peter Andre and Motown the Musical in Tonight at The London Palladium in a few of the episodes on ITV 1 April-June 2016
Performed with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Dorchester Hotel in a stunning Viennese Waltz with me dancepartner. March 2016
Choreographed the UK tour girl band Mon Amie. It was great to work with such talented young ladies with golden voices! They are currently on tour supporting Jason Donovan. February 2016
The day after Strictly Come Dancing tour finished I started rehearsals for a little gig in Monte Carlo, France for a one off performance for Samsung at the gorgeous Hotel de Paris. February 2016
I learnt a new skill again... a ballroom dancing hoop aerialist! I learnt to perform in the hoop and got the pleasure to do it every night on tour with Strictly. I am always up for a challenge although it can be very though at times. The bruises and pain it cost to learn this new skill were very intense but always worth it in the end when the result looks fabulous!
I had the best time on tour with Strictly Come Dancing. Performing all over the country, making thousands of people smile! Now I am back to reality in London performing with my Latin dance partner around town.
Some lovely dance students doing really well in my Latin masterclass in Glasgow whilst on Tour with Strictly. January 2016
Whilst on tour with Strictly I organised some Latin dance workshops for future dancers currently in training in Liverpool and Glasgow. January 2016
I am delighted to be back in the rehearsal room with Strictly Come Dancing. My second year touring around the country with Strictly and this year the show is bigger better and fabulous as always! I have also learnt a new skill exclusively for the Strictly tour...Catch me on tour from 22 Nd January to 14 Th February 2016.
Private Party for Paris Latsis in Athens December 2015. We rehearsed in London a 45 minute show stopping show to entertain the birthday boy and his guest in Athens. Lovely little gig but unfortunately we were so busy rehearsing that I did not see anything of Athens..
After Strictly rehearsals me and my latin dancer partner Matt performed some of our routines at a big gala in north London for a great audience.
Musical week on Strictly Come Dancing, week 11 December 2015. I danced with Anita Rani and Gleb in their Cell Block Tango, Kelly & Kevin in a pioece from Oliver, Helen & Aljaz in their Paso Doble from Les Miserables.
Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool week 9 November 2015. My third year dancing on the most famous and loved BBC1 show. Always the highlight of my year being a part of Strictly Come Dancing and being reunited with my Strictly Family. This time in Blackpool I danced a salsa with Jay MCGuinnes & Aliona, Charleston with Helen George & Aljaz, Jive with Peter Andre & Janette.
Ladies and Gentlemen this is Mambo NR 5! Yes this happened I got to dance alongside the real Lou Bega to his famous hit Mambo NR 5 on a SKY 1 show called Bring The Noise. The episode will be aired in early December 2015.
NRJ Music Awards November 2015 Cannes, France. My second time performing at the NRJ Music Awards. First time with the pop icon of France Mylene Farmer in 2011 and this time with a new artist, a very talented young lady called ROYA. It was so nice to be back in Cannes, dance and be a part of such a lovely event and enjoy breakfast in the sun in November!
One of the coolest jobs I have done so far in my career! I filmed the opening credits for the new 007 James Bond Film Spectre! So it is my body you see kissing dancing and being intimate. I feel honored to have been a bond girl and to be a part of such iconic scene.
MTV Europe Music Awards 2015 Milan. My fifth year dancing on the show and this year I was center front with Jason Derulo and I also danced with one of the worlds biggest acts Justin Bieber.
Strictly Come Dancing Opening Show 2015! Its Strictly season again and the first show will be on BBC1 Saturday 5th September 2015 where I will be dancing with the pros. I am looking forward to my third year on the show as a troupe dancer. Bring on the sparkle!
I filmed a dance fitness sketch for ITV 's Mr & Mrs.
New portfolio shoot with Barcelona's top photographer Victor Kenzo. More photos to come soon.
Me and me dance partner Matt Joined Strictly Come Dancing's Robin Windsor & Kristina Rhianoff on board Saga cruises for a second time this year with a giltzy showstopping Latin & Ballroom show.
Salsa workshops at Sylvia Young's Theater Arts. It was such a pleasure teaching these young talented children and future dancers.
Strictly Come Dancing cruise on board P&O Aurora in April. Me and my dance Partner Matt were the cruise Latin and Ballroom instructors and we also performed our own new show.
Me and my dance partner are joining Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rianhoff in their new show on board Saga cruises. We go on board Monday 30th March, one week of guest shows and teaching workshops. I am very excited to be working with such inspiring dancers and to be dancing on a cruise ship, I have danced on a yacht in Sardinia and Florence before but never a Mediterranean cruise line:) https://www.worldofcruising.co.uk/enjoy-a-dazzling-dance-performance-from-strictly-come-dancings-kristina-rihanoff-and-robin-windsor/
We performed a Strictly Come Dancing flash mob, a high energy Jive for the Queen at the naming ceremony for the P&O ship Britannia in Southampton alongside Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe.
The People's Strictly, I was dancing in the group number and danced in the couples routines too. It was such a special emotional an touching show. Loved meeting all the contributors and
being a part of their once in a lifetime experience on strictly.
BBC Worldwide Showcase in Liverpool representing Strictly Come Dancing. we did a spectacular 15 minute show showcasing what Strictly Come Dancing is about and we also got to dance for The
I am currently on a UK arena tour with Strictly Come Dancing. I am having the best time dancing with Strictly and I am feeling so honored to be a part of the biggest TV show in the UK and a part
of their sellout spectacular arena tour.
Come and see me dance and perform my new skill in the air on the silks.
Until 8th February 2015
Bridal photo shoot. I love to be a bride for the day, pretty dresses and a pretend husband during working hours:)
I was David Hulston's assistant choreographer and dancer for a Moulin Rouge themed event at the gorgeous Landmark hotel in London.
I am so proud of winning the glitter ball at a Strictly styled event I worked on during November and December for media company AMV. I was teaching Salsa and Rock & Roll to Oladoke and Oliver every week for a month, plus creating a Strictly styled routine that we were performing for the big night. My salsa partner and I won with four 10's from the judges and my Rock & Roll partner got a prize for best improved:) So I am very happy for what I managed to achieve with them both and the whole experience.
Strictly Come Dancing Styled event for Tesco at Cafe De Paris London December 2014. Me and my dance partner Matt Harris performed a passionate Rumba to "Besame Mucho" with a fantastic live
band behind us and surrounded by the beautiful glamorous interior of Cafe De Paris, we also performed a fiery Samba with the rest of the Latin dancers in a group routine.
Union J @ Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 02 Arena London. I danced with the pretty boy band Union J at a sold out 02 Arena 6Th and 7Th of December 2014.
Strictly Come Dancing Around The World Series 12 week 10. I was dancing again on my favorite show with the cast of Strictly and starred in Jake Wood's & Janette Manrara's Greek inspired
Argentine Tango and Pasha Kovalev & Caroline Flacks Turkish inspired Charleston.
Strictly Come Dancing Blackpool Tower November 2014 Series 12 week 8. I joined the pros and celebs in Blackpool and you could see me dancing in the group numbers and with Sunetra & Brendon,
Caroline & Pasha, Mark & Karen. I loved working with strictly again and you will be able to see me next weekend 29th November on the live shows too! Tune in on BBC1!
Matt & Jasmine Latin and Ballroom duo are now available for bookings in the UK and worldwide for shows, events and teaching. We both specialize in ten dance and have fiery passionate Strictly
Come Dancing style routines and costumes ready to go. Whatever your event is we can also tailor make a routine to suit your event. Showreel coming soon!
New portfolio photos November 2014 taken by JD Anwar photography. I hope you enjoy them!
Photo shoot for Pasha Kovalevs 2015 UK Tour program. It was great to be reunited with Pasha after being on his UK tour for four months across the country. We got some really great shoots from the
day the was filled with feathers and fabulous costumes.
I just finished touring with Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha & Katya and after a few days off I have just started rehearsals for my next tour and adventure with Ant & Deck. Ashley Roberts’s former Pussy Cat Doll star will be joining us on tour and we will also be performing her new single and I will be dancing my heart out behind her. Catch me somewhere on tour! We open the tour 6th August and touring the UK and Ireland until
One of the most fabulous gigs I have done in my career! A show at a private yacht in Sardinia, Italy. I performed a Latin solo followed by a 70's medley with the rest of the dancers. In the
daytime we enjoyed the beach of Sardinia:)
New fabulous backstage video made by the incredibly talented cinematographer Daniel Takacs www.danieltakacs.com
Backstage footage from the Lyric Theatre 7th April 2014 with Strictly Come Dancing's Pasha & Katya UK Tour. I hope you enjoy watching what’s going on behind the curtains!
My West End debut at The Lyric theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue London with Katya & Pasha UK Tour. It was a fantstic night performing in the West End having my family and friends supporting me. The show went down with a huge success and many of our celebrity friends such as Nathalie Gumedy, Holly Candy, Holly Vallance, Zoe Brikett, Kara Tointon, Arlene Philips, Ben Adams, Faye Tozer, Abbey Clancy, Lisa Riley, Ian Waite, Kimberly Walsh, Rachel Riley amongst others could be seen on the red carpet. We finished off the evening with a lovely afterparty at members club Home House.
Asian Bride fashion and dance show at the ICC Birmingham March 2014. I love working with asian bridal shows, always stunning clothing mixed with full out commercail and Bollywood styled routines!
Strictly Come Dancing themed Latin and Ballroom gig at the Taj Hotel in London.
I held a latin/jazz workshop followed by a industry talk with questions and answers for the dance students at the MGA Academy in Edinburg. I took them through a challenging warm up, corner work and a commercail latin/jazz routine. If you would like to book me for a workshop at your school or college get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Screen Shoot for Britannia Cruises. Footage that will be showed on board Britannia Cruises, break dancing captains and street dancing crew!
I am over the moon! Filled with happiness and excitement to be joining Strictly Come Dancing's Katya & Pasha on their brand new sparkling UK tour! We have started rehearsals and already the choreography is very passionate and fiery.The show will consist of Cha-Cha, Salsa, Rumba and Ballroom dance styles. There are only seven of us in the cast so I will be featured lots with my amazing dance partner James Wilson. I am learning and perfecting my Latin & Ballroom dance skills and I can't wait to show the world!
Come and see me on tour! For the Londoners we will have a red carpet show on the 7th April at the Lyric Theatre so make sure you get your tickets now they are selling fast!
Train with be in every issue of BodyFit Magazine! Every month you are able to get a taste of how I train, stretch and the excercises I like to do. I am featured in every issue from February-June2014 so make sure you get your copy!
My new showreel 2014 is here! It is very hard to decide what to feature in my showreel and pick the pictures that should be in it. My CV is about four pages long with some amazing jobs and moments in my carreer and I had to "kill my darlings" so much that just would not fit in but I wanted to make some of my highlights visual and show the world that dreams always come true if you work for it and never give up! Many hours of polishing,discussing, searching for clips in high definition, listening to potential music, cutting music and perfecting. I am very happy with the editing and all thanks to the brilliant cinematographer Daniel Takacs, one of Sweden's most wanted cinematographers on the market. www.danieltakacs.com
Cuban Fury World Premiere 2014. I got to dance a hot Salsa on the red carpet on Leicester Square in London for the movie premiere of Cuban Fury. After the performance I got changed into my red carpet dress from Aftershock London to walk on the red carpet. I got to be celebrity trainer Martin Bundsen's date for the evening. Martin Bundsen trained the main actor Mr Nick Frost in preparation for the intense dance rehearsals for the movie. It was an incredible night, first dance my heart out centre front where I belong;) and then enjoy the movie next to the best trainer in London town! For more info on personal training and online coaching contact my trainer Martin on email@example.com
Asian Bridal Exhibithion 2014 Wembley Arena
My second year modelling at the Asian Bridal Exhibition. It is always nice to be a bride for the weekend and to wear beautiful dresses and jewelery.
Katy Perry X-Factor UK Final December 2013
For the third time in my career I felt honored to share the stage with Katy perry at Wembley Arena in London.
Very grateful to have been a part of the live TV "Bird" inspired performance.
Guest performance at a Strictly Come Dancing themed party for the British Army. My partner Sean Moon and I performed a fiery hot Salsa and Cha Cha.
My third fitness DVD and this time FitSteps DVD Shoot. Latin and Ballroom dance inspired workout that covers Cha Cha, Waltz, Quick Step and Jive. One of my favourite DVD's so far! Can really recommend it to anyone who wants to learn these dance styles, get fit and be inspired by Strictly Come Dancing dancers.
In Sweden we have a word called "Lagom" which means just enough or average.. One of the reasons I wanted to live my dreams in London since I am not satisfied with being average! Here is a photo from my latest photo shoot for Escape Fitness.
I assisted with direction and choreography for the final group piece with the celebs and professionals for the big final 21st of December. It has been absolutely amazing to be working as a dancer and assistant on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing throughout season 11, 2013. I have always loved glitz and glam and full out Latin dance passion, I feel very blessed to be surrounded with the glamour or Strictly. Hopefully you will be able to see more of me next season too:)
Strictly Come Dancing week 10
Third time working with Strictly and I am loving it more and more every time! This time I danced a Salsa with the stunning Abbey Clancy & Aljaz Skorjanec and a Samba with Mark Benton & Iveta Lukosuite
British Curry Awards 2013
I really enjoy to dance a bit of Bollywood dancing, fun and high energy! I was very impressed by the hair and make up for this spectacular gala awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre.
Back to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
One week after my appearance on Strictly Come Dancing I travelled up with the
gorgeous s dancer and friend Shem Jacobs to teach a company a Cha Cha Cha and Waltz workshop in the Ballroom.
My second time working with Strictly Come Dancing but this time as a dancer in the group choreography, Mark Benton & Iveta Lukosuite's Jive number, Natalie Gumede & Artem Chigvintsev's Charleston number and Fiona Fullerton & Anton Du Beke's American Smooth. The Blackpool Ballroom was absolutely stunning and it was one of the best nights of my career, I felt so much gratefulness, joy, love and inspiration sharing the stage with all the fierce latin and ballroom dancers!
Foxy Bingo Commercial Shoot November 2013
Airhostess in love with the Foxy Bingo Fox! I really enjoyed being a sexy airhostess strutting it out with my pink cabin bag and throwing out some effortless dancing with the pilot!
Another Fitness photo shoot for the exciting new training concept "Oncore" a dance influenced spinning class with lots of soul behind it! Love the motivational quotes, just what I tell people around me. Never give up on your dreams!
"Holiday" Movie 2014
I am really happy to have been a part of a big dance scene in a new movie called "Holiday" starring Leona Lewis that will be released in cinemas 2014.
Back in Bergen, Norway
For the third year in a row I guest danced at a big gala awards ceremony in Bergen, Norway. Choreographed by my super gourgeus and talented friend Silje Maubach. I really miss this girl in London! <3
I did some work for Escape Fitness and their gym equipment catalouge and also guest starred at their stand at the Leisure and Wellness week in Birmingham. I love the motivational photos they have made with me in them, very suitable for me! I always strive towards becomming better at what I do and not to be like everyone else;)
I was assistant choreographer to the fiercest of them all Gareth Walker for one of the group dance numbers performed by the professional dancers on BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing. We created a really sexy high energy Latin/commercial piece that was a huge success and fantastic response!
BodyFit Magazine Training shoot
From January 2014 -July 2014 I will be featured in UK's nr fitness magazine for women called BodyFit magazine. There will be one new workout plan every month in the magazine. So get your training gear and spirit on and join my workouts!
Intense three days of rehearsals in London covering styles like Can-Can, contemporary and Jazz for a gala awards ceremony in the beautiful Paris. For the first time I got to experience the two hour train journey to Paris with Eurostar. It really reminded me of how great it is that I can actually take the train to Paris over a weekend! I will do that soon so I have time to experience all the nice things Paris has to offer day and night. The show went great and I got to dance some lovely partnering work with my lovely friend Kevin. We managed to go and see the show at Crazy Horse after our gig and a quick morning walk by the Louvre before we headed back to London.
I did it again! I won 1st place in bikini fitness at the UKBFF South West Classics 18/8/2013. This time last year was the first time I entered a bikini fitness competition. I wanted to show off my dancer physique and all my hard work in the gym on a stage to be judged on every muscle part by a panel of fitness and bodybuilding expert judges. I loved being on the fitness stage again and this time around I had some sponsors behind me so I really wanted to make them and myself proud.
My daily supply of protein and supplements were from FitnessGuru www.fitnessguru.com/en a Swedish brand that just launched in the UK and I have to say their products are by far the best tasting different flavours I have tried. I love to experiment with baking and making different protein desserts (I do have a strong sweet tooth) I always look forward to try out something new and the best part is that it will make me look better and fuel my muscles with that extra protein they need. So many interesting flavours to choose from, affordable prices and quick delivery! Felt I was getting tired of the "normal" flavours uk brands offer..
favourite flavours are One Whey
Yoghurt One Whey
Isolate: Mango, Melon
Yoghurt & Rocky Road One
Casein: Apple Pie
& Cookie Dough.
My fiery orange bikini was made by http://www.glitzoglam.se/ very grateful that they made my vision of a winner bikini come to life. I had nights where I dreamt of different crystal patterns, visualising beautiful bling covering my competition bikini. I went for crystal rain on the top and bottom with big hanging connectors. In bikini fitness it is very important to get the tanning right so this time MakeBelieve Beauty supplied my natural healthy looking glowing tan. You can also see me in their MTV TV commercial dancing around all tanned up. Their tan is great and the perfect colour, last year at the British Nationals I was a bit too dark using the wrong kind of tan so very happy with the result of my tan this time. Their products can be bought online or at Boots in the UK. http://makebelievebeauty.com/
I'm really grateful to all my sponsors for helping me on the road to the perfect bikini body. Thank you FitnessGuru, GlitzoGlam & MakeBelieve Beauty! Really looking forward to improving my overall fitness and work on specific parts of my body for my next bikini fitness
appearance and make everyone proud again! Make sure you watch this space;)
I did a three day photo shoot for Escape Fitness catalogue 2014. I got to try out and pose for new fitness equipment the fitness market has not seen yet. Love my job and the fact I get to train during working hours! Having muscles pays off:) Feeling grateful!
You can now follow me on Instagram @jasminetakacs pictures from my everyday life, motivational pictures and a view into my work life!
Currently on UK tour until end of July 2013 with Strictly Confidential starring Lisa Riley. Loving the life on the road! Thank you BBC Strictly Come Dancing and Craig Revel Horwood for creating such wonderful dance spectacular and making so many dreams come true!
Back home in London and currently rehearsing for "Strictly Confidential UK Tour" A full out dance and music spectacular presented by BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing starring Lisa Riley, directed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and choreographed by the amazingly fierce choreographer Jason Gilkison.
My third time shooting for yoga and fitness clothing brand Drop Of Mindfulness in my hometown Stockholm. Always fun to visit and work home in Sweden and of course meet family and friends.
I spent one week of pleasure in New York City and met for dance class and lunch with my beautiful Friend Samantha that I met and worked with during the London 2012 Olympics. I felt the excitement of a little girl when entering Broadway Dance Centre I took some great dance classes and got filled with American positive spirits and felt like I was walking in a movie around Times Square and the whole of Manhattan. I love New York, it's a city that does not sleep and the buzz is great! Next time I have to go and see some shows on Broadway and visit the other dance schools. Samantha baked me a fantastic cheese cake and delivered it to my hotel and told me where to go for the best food experiences and restaurants, what a sweetheart without her my New York trip would not have been the same! If you are in New York and want to get an amazing cheese cake experience order your cake to your hotel or home from Samantha http://bakecookeat.blogspot.co.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org
I got a dream job! I will go on tour as a dancer with the team from the ITV TV show Strictly Come Dancing! I am so excited to take my latin and ballroom skills to the next level and live and breathe the passion of this dance spectacular show! Strictly Confidential will be touring around theatres in the UK 12th June - 28th July come and see me on tour! http://strictlyconfidentialtour.com/tour-dates/
Watch me dance around as one of the hero girls in MakeBelieve 's new commercial that's aired on all MTV channels across Europe. Love a good natural glowing fake tan! Such a good shooting day! And remember if you believe anything is possible!
Danced in a NOKIA Lumia TV commercial over Easter and I am extremely excited to be a part of this commercial! Although it will only be my legs and hands featured in the commerecial I am very happy my bodyparts can book me work. Thank you legs for being so fierce and booking me jobs:)
DHL Awards Ceremony Barcelona 5th march 2013
A lovely job with rehearsals in London and then show in Barcelona for DHL. We performed a show with a mix of latin, flamenco, balett and jazz routines! I love Barcelona and it was a great gig in a stunning venue in the heart och the buzzing city. Casa Llotja, with a team of lovely dancers. Luckily I had a few hours to stroll in the morning of departure back to London so I did a round on La Rambla and shopping mall El Corte Ingles, Classic!
Fitness and dance are going hand in hand in the gym world and for people that want to make training and general excercise more fun. I was a part of Freeze Fitness demo video and it will be a concept practised in gyms and studios around UK. Freeze uses the different styles within hip hop to create a 4 level fitness program! www.freezefitness.com for more info
I was one of the running fitness models in Mizunoz new lifestyle running collection 2013. We were shooting a few hours outside London at a lovely nature reserve. It was freezing cold to shot outside but still fun and challenging running after the camera and sprinting uphill!
The shoot ended with two days in London at different urban locations followed by a few well deserved hot jaccuzi sessions to ease the pain at my gym!
I was a fitness model for Adidas hardware, I did a true workout out with their new range of home equipment whilst the photographer got some great shoots. Amazing how you can get a proper workout at home with simple equipment to get nice lean muscle and burn:) I love fitness shoots, just the thought that I will inspire others to buy equipment, DVDs, magazines or whatever I am fronting and start the training they need! Love that!
Olly Murs and his team of hot soldier dancers opened the ITV1 family show Dancing On Ice 17Th February 2013. I had to do parts of the choreography on a travelator and that was a fun challenge! Great to work with Choreographer Nathan Clarke again after working with him on the Olympics Closing Ceremonies and at the MTV EMA'S with Pitbull, love his style feels so good to dance.
The visitors at 100 % Optical London Event had to pull down their specs to have a closer look at six sparkly showgirls dancing around them and making their evening more glamorous. February 2013
Morrissons gala dinner in Manchester February 2013
As I probably have mentioned before I do love a challenge and this time is was to dance with a fire umbrella! I have previous fire performing experience but not with an umbrella so it was great
to learn how to handle the big flames above my head.
We danced a variety of dance numbers such as a passionate tango combined with some African and samba grooves throughout the evening.
2013 kicked of really quick and I started the new year straight away dancing on the new Saturday night ITV 1 Show called Splash! Olympic medalist Tom Daley coaches celebrities how to dive. Dancing on a board on 10 meters is fairly scary but a great challenge. Its has been a great few weeks on the show, dancing on boards, in a giant bubble and I met some seriously good divers! I am really happy my 2013 started out with Splash and I am really looking forward to each and every month of this year! 2012 was absolutely amazing and I will make 2013 even more amazing! Bring it on! Love to live the showbiz life! This year will be filled with Dance, Love, Passion, Strength, Positivity, Health and further achievements!
For the second year in a row I am fronting the cover and inside of Swedish Lifestyle Fitness Magazine. Excited to get back to see my family in hometown Stockholm but also to be on the cover shoot in Stockholm , Sweden for Lifestyle Fitness Magazine. The perfect last job of 2012 and best way to end the year before Christmas celebrations with family is to be in top shape and shoot with the lovely Lifestyle Fitness Magazine! Hopefully this will be a yearly tradition now for me that Lifestyle Fitness will have me on their cover so I can inspire lots of women out there to exercise and live healthy to enjoy life as much as possible! Hard work pays off and dreams come true:)
Clothes Show Live 2012 NEC Birmingham
2011 was my debut working on Clothes Show but on the Spirit Stage with the great clothing brand D.Inc Wear. This year I was thrilled to be a part of the main show! A full out dance and catwalk show showing off the best of what fashion has to offer right now. It was a real concert feel to the show, a proper big stage and amazing lightning and effects, just like being on tour but in the same place;)
Did some Jasmine in action shoots with my Muay Thai Boxing trainer Leon for his personal training website, December 2012
My 4th year to be a part of this amazing gig! The favourite gig of the year! This year I got to dance with Pitbull, Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift. My time in Frankfurt was intense with rehearsals and surprises every day! I lived for the moment and for the day and enjoyed every second on the job!
I am sure Pitbull was pleased to have ten mamacita disco divas around him during his performance. With Tyalor Swift I was a couture Clown as a part of a big circus finale number to end the Ema's 2012. Already excited where next year will take me:)
I was one of David Hays Fitness Instructors for his upcoming fitness DVD (goes on sale 26th December 2012) inspired by his sport boxing. I am a big fan of training boxing and it was great to work with UK 's biggest boxing personality. I was really sore for days after rehearsals and shoot days so the DVD really works if you want to excercise from your home. Get fit start sweating and training! No Excuses;)
After winning 1st place at the South West Championships in August 2012 I also qualified to compete at the UK Finals in October 2012. I love a challenge and this time around I prepped and worked harder than ever on my body alongside all my dancing. I really enjoyed the journey to the perfect body and it feels so good to feel your best! I came 3rd at the UK finals! I was very pleased with 3rd place since this is so new to me still. Hard work and determination can take you anywhere you want! ;)
Full out dance and catwalk around in London! We were rocking the stages around town with the latest high street fashion for this winter! Great job choreographed by Jono Kitchens!
Every year I get professional portfolio pictures taken so that clients and choreographers can see how I look like right now. I always look out for outfits,looks, photographers and ideas for my upcoming shoots and this year shoot was taken by incredible photographer Ruan Van der Sande. I am very happy with the result and it was a such nice experience to work with Ruan and make up artist Nicola Hamilton. You can see the final photos under my portfolio. Enjoy!
I am now on twitter, follow me for some daily inspiration @JasmineTakacs
Jasmine won her first Bikini Fitness competition at the South West Championships in Dorchester 19th August 2012!
Read the full story and see more pictures from the competition on my blogg: I Love A Challenge!
Directly after Olympics Closing Ceremonies I started rehearsals for Baileys upcoming TV commercial. It will be a massive advert with lots of stunning dancers and I was lucky to be a "Hero Girl" so hopefully I get a second or two in the commercial. It was choreographed by American choreographer Michael Rooney. I learned so much from working with him, and during rehearsals and shoot days he shared lots of jokes and laughs with us so he really made it a memorable job:)
I was a dancer in Paloma Faith's new music video "30 Minute Love Affair" Love a bit of sticky latex! It was a long day but I love long days more of the fun:) Great team on the shoot , really excited to see the video when it comes out end of June!
I was lucky to be a part of an amzing job in Tuscany Italy for a Bollywood movie called "AjabGazabbLove". We went straigt into rehearsals in the evening of arrival and learnt some cool choreography with parts of "Tutting" in, WOW was all I said when the choreographer demonstrtaed the choreography that was quite complicated and quick! but we all got it in the end of the evening:) we shoot in several stunning locations, on a luxurious yacht one day and the other on a beach club, on a pier and on the beach! One of the best jobs I have done so far! Felt like a holiday! And I managed to top up my tan too;)
Christian Louboutin celebrated 20 years as a designer together with Martini at the Design Museum in London and a gorgeous team of dancers made the night ultra glam in our red wigs and Louboutin shoes! Lovely job choreographed by one of my early inspirations Tristan Temple.
Have a look at clips from the event : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe6DLQUILzo
On the Road with Steps, I had the moast amazing time on tour dancing with Steps! I was living my dream every day of the job we did 20 shows all over UK and you can read more about my excperiences and adventures and see pictures on my blog about tour life.
My second year performing at Brit Awards this year with lovely Florence and the Machine performing the song "No Light No Light" and I am so grateful that I got to work with Florence, she is so beautiful and her voice is like a fragile bird! It was choreographed by Sonya Tayeh from New York and she is a fantastic choreographer and truly inspirational. The piece was really emotional and powerful and it felt amazing to dance.
My front cover debut on Swedish Magazine Fitness March nr 3 2012.
Time to get inspired! Get your copy of Magazine Fitness in Sweden and train like me I demonstrate a training programme with focus on how to get a strong back. The magazine is out now all over Sweden or you can get it onlie at http://www.fitness-magazine.com/
All photos in the magazine are taken by www.hansberggren.se
After seven hours of a sweaty full out audition I felt positive about my audition. 2012 is the year!
After a few days of waiting and constantly looking at my Blackberry I finally got the phonecall that I booked Steps Ultimate Tour 2012! I am so happy about my first tour and I can't wait to start rehearsals in February and then hit the road for the UK/Scotland/Ireland Tour in April! Again hard work really pays off! Living the dream:)
My first Fitness Magazine cover! I did a photoshoot with a Swedish Fitness magazine called Fitness Magazine, see www.fitness-magazine.com
I loved being a cover model and we also shoot a really good home training programme with focus on back, put together by personal trainer Linus Johansson @ www.dintraning.se
Can't wait to inspire the Swedish nation! Hard work pays off! :)
Drop Of Mindfulness Yoga Collection cataulogue shoot Stockholm December 2011
My second shoot with the yoga and fitness brand that I adore! Their clothes have a great fit and are great for yoga, gym, boxing you name it! Check it out! http://dropofmindfulness.com/
D.INC Wear Dance Troupe at Clothes Show Live in Birmingham. I danced and modelled for the amazing new clothing range D.Inc Wear that is inspired by dance. We performed different choreography throughout the days and I got to work with some fantastic choreographers such as : Dougie Mills, Nathan Clarke, Dominique Tipper, Jay Revell, Erin Dusek and Mark Jennings.
It is now released! Anyone that would like to feel the burn and get the ultimate dance workout then get your copy of Now That's What I call Fitness.
I hope you enjoy my workout! Push the muscle and live!
I am very grateful and pleased to start rehearsals for D.Inc Wear and our upcoming shows at Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.
Asian Bridal Exhibithion 2011
I love bling and sparkle and I was grateful to have all my bodyparts covered in it:) I got to model different asian traditional wedding dresses and dance full out in between coustume changes.
Always a pleasure to be around and work with choreographer Cem Ahmet, full out just how I like it!
SONY Compliation CD Commercial Shoot
I danced in a commercial for SONY , a compliation CD that will include all current hits and old classics that makes office workers dance wild on the dancefloor at annual christmas parties...
Freddie Wadling Music Video Shoot "The World Is Not Enough" Stockholm,Sweden October 2011.
I got to fly home to Stockholm for a few days to shoot a music video for Swedish musical icon Freddie Wadling. I was very happy and greatful to work with the team on the day including my cinemathographer brother Daniel Takacs.
I am looking forward to see bond girl Jasmine when the video is released 9th November.
Kelly Clarkson live on UK X-Factor October 2011 with her new single Mr Know it all.
I got to learn how to drum! I am always up for a challange and this one was great , different rhythms and choreography all at once.
TokyoBand Gig at The Belfry Hotel for Comparethemarket.com in Birmingham
Happy to have Susannah on board the dance team with the band.
Another great gig with the band that I choreographed and danced in.
Allegran Stills Shoot Ballroom Dancer Legs
This shoot for Allegran was for my legs only! Good job legs for working so hard in the gym and in danceclass:)
My legs will only be shown in this commercial for Allegran and my top half will be another athletes body. It was great to be on set dancing tango! I am sure it will look very comical:)
Photoshoot at Wild Life Park September 2011
One of the most interesting and funniest photoshoots I have done so far in my career! I was inside the aminals cages and this picture is with the supercute Lemurs. The pictures are supposed to be published in a magazine soon will update as soon as it is out:)
Tokyo Band Gig Chiswick Park September 2011
As the bands choreographer I got the pleasure to dance with the band at Yellow Umbrella Day in Chiswick Park. It was a great gig and plenty of coustume changes phheeeww! Looking forward to all gigs I have ahead with the band in September and October around the UK.
Givenchy Perfume Conference September 2011
I danced at a perfume conference for Debenhams in London and in Leicester. I smelled like paradise during the job and my skin has probably never carried so much perfume before. It was a great job with a nice group of dancers and best of all I had time for two gym session per day plus a relaxing time in the spa whilst we were working over in Leicester:)
Supermartxe London September 2011
I did the choreography and backing dancing for live performing artist Therese. I love to work with Therese and it was great to be back on stage with her.
I was shooting for a new Fitness DVD that will be released in January 2012! I am so excited to see it and to inspire other people to train and have a great time!
Street Fit Video Shoot
I was a part of the street dance fitness crew and we shot a promotional video for the new training programe Street Fit, Just like Zumba but Streetdance/Fitness.
Jodie Connor gig at Leeds Castle 17th July 2011. Another great performance with Jodie, this festival was not as muddy as Glastonbury but the crowd was great! Can't wait for next gig with her!
Orange Sound Charge
I was a sexy technician model for mobile operator Orange and their new T-shirt gadget that charges your phone from loud sound. My picture could also be seen in The Times Newspaper.
I am currently rehearsing for Jodie Connor and her upcoming shows @ Glastonbury 25/6 and O2 Wireless Festival 1/7 2011. I is an honor to work with Canadian choreographer Lenny Len, a true inspiration source!
Jodie is a very nice girl with a voice from heaven! So excited to perform with her next week!!
I danced for Mark Ronson at a massive charity ball! ARK Charity Ball 2011 , Prins William and Kate Middleton were amongst the gusts. I was rocking the 60's styled outfit;)
I got confirmed to backing dance for the acts in the final of Britain's Got Talent 2011:)
Watch the live Semi Final show's 30 May to 4th June 2011! 7.30 pm every night on ITV1
Drop Of Mindfulness Yoga shoot April 2011
I did a promotional video for up and coming Swedish yoga brand Drop Of Mindfulness, I absolutely loved the range and the clothes are so comfortable and feminine. I see huge success for this brand and hopefully it will be seen in UK as well! for more info www.dropofmindfulness.com
Check out the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS3daM8Papc
Camel 80 years 11th April 2011
I went to Dublin to perform at Camels 80th birthday party @ the Butter Factory.
My wonderful partner Shem and I danced a beautiful pas de duex.
Paul Mitchell Hair Show "What Inspires You" 20th March 2011
I danced at a Paul Mitchell show and felt very glam in my "Gaga" outfit and silk soft hair!
Back from Miami and booked for ITV TV show "Sing If You Can" so I am currently rehearsing some fierce choreography for the primetime ITV show that will go on TV in May.
Miami Winter Music Conference 2011, Finally I got the chance to go to Miami for the electronic music festival with a big group of friends from the UK. I wanted to visit the conference since I was 17!
I had a really nice time with sunbathing, shopping malls, music , gym and dance! I visited my favourie gym "Crunch" for a spinning class held by my dancer friend Roya, I love the energy in that gym! I also did a weight session @ LA Fitness, wow what a gym it was massive, wish there was a gym like that in London.
When I was in Miami 2010 backing dancing for artist Therese during White Party I was searching like mad for a good dance studio and this time I finally found Motion Dance and took an amazing lyrical class with choreographer Roberto Dias, I can't wait untill next time I got back to Miami so I can take his class!
And finally I managed to squeze in a dance gig for Matinee at the Paris Theatre:)
I was the main showgirl dancing in Irish singer Imelda Mays new music video. I felt like a white swan in the beautiful coustume. It was a really nice day and the whole crew of make up artists, stylists, camera crew were a really good team to work with! Loved it!
Friday 11th February 2011, I am really pleased after today's audition that I got booked to dance a Beyoncé number during Let's Dance for Comic Relief. It will be live on BBC 1 next saturday 19th Feb and you will see my shake it to "Crazy In Love".
Comedian Russel Kane which I danced behind got through to the shows filnal:) He is seriously funny and rehearsals were like stand up comedy. He did really well considering he has never danced before! Go Russel!
After a sweaty audition I got confirmed to dance at The Brit Awards 2011. It will be my first year on the show and I am thrilled to be dancing behind CeeLo Green:) Can't wait for rehearsals to start next week! Let's go BRITS!
Tomorrow Friday 21st January 2011 I am off with a team of 20 dancers to Cannes, France to perform with MylèNe Farmer, France's No 1 artist. The choreography is amazing and I can't wait to get up at 5.30 am to catch the flight at Heathrow:) So excited about the gig, so if anyone is in France make sure you watch the show!
Stockholm Sweden 17th January 2011 Sports Grammy Awards 2011 Live performance with Swedish No 1 artist "Darin". It was great to come back to my hometown and dance whilst I was out there. A brilliant show and great to work with Swedish choreographers Emilio Perelli and Mathias Singh. Watch the performance under "Videos"
10th December 7.30 am arriving to the 50's styled set and heading direct into hair and make up, could hardly have my eyes open but after a coffee or two I was all good to go! The choreography was based on couples and me and my dance partner had a really nice little routine. I was playing a character that had an "affair" with another man. I love working with a partner and we had so much fun all day at the shoot. We all got really into our different characters;)
Liam Bailey was a really cool energetic guy with a voice from heaven, so just sit and listen to him during the shoot was a nice excperience.
Check it out now!
2nd December 2010 8am calltime.... And I had to crawl through to snow to get to the studios, when its snowing in London things like public transport gets a bit complicated...But I do like a early start when I get to dance in a music video:)
I was Taleys Rileys guard next to his throne and we were dancing choreography by David Leighton. The set was really simple but I am sure it will look really cool and strong.
27th November 2010 I choreographed and danced routines to artist Belles performances for Supermartxe. Love working with the team and especially creative director Logan Schmitz.
This week I have had rehearsals for Olly Murs and his coming performance on X-Factor.
Olly is really cool and friendly and its nice to work with him again after dancing in his debut music video:)
Make sure you keep an eye out for me on sunday;)
I had a really nice time in Madrid after working with Ke$ha performing her hit single "Tik Tok" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010. It was my third year dancing at the EMA'S and it was so nice to meet the new crew members and dancers from all over the world. I loved working with the LA based choreographer Oththan who has worked with many top american artists.
MTV EMA'S hopefully I'll see you again next year! ;)