Hayley Holt is from Auckland, New Zealand and is a dancer/snowboarder-turned-TV-celebrity. She started learning ballroom and Latin American dancing at the age of seven and competed until the age of 19.
Hayley was the 1998 NZ Ballroom Dancing Champion and placed 19th in the Blackpool Rising Star Professional Ballroom Competition, and was sixth in the US Open Rising Star Professional Ballroom Competition.
Hayley, 27, has appeared as a professional dancer in seasons two and three of Dancing with the Stars. In both seasons she made it to the final three in the competition.
Hayley was voted New Zealand’s sexist woman in 2007. She is now dating hunky Kiwi rugby captain Richie McCaw.
She will be dancing with swimmer Mark Foster in the sixth series of SCD, which is her first appearance on the show.