Hanna Karttunen, a Finnish professional dancer made her way to success through her prominence in Latin American and exhibition dancing. With Victor Da Silva, she represented South Africa in the style of exhibition & won World Championships and the British Open Championships for 3 times each.
Moreover, she competed in the first series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 partnering with actor Christopher Parker & finished as runner-up.
As of November 2019, Hanna owns a net worth of $200,000 & without a doubt, her dancing career is the main source of her income.
On average, a professional dancer can earn $41,371 per year while a Latin Dance instructor gets the payroll of $45,000 per annum.
As a professional dancer for Strictly Come Dancing, Karttunen was allegedly paid £30,000 for the series, while her dance partner Parker got hands in £75,000 with their way to the semi-finals; as for a fact, the Strictly Come Dancing winner gets prize money £100,000.
Reportedly, in Blackpool Dance Festival, the prize money amounting for Professional Latin Dance Competition is £1,260, which is divided as:
Hanna was born in 1974 in Oulu, Finland & holds Finish nationality. Currently, as of November 2019, she is 45 years old.
Fond of dancing since an early age, Karttunen trained ballet dance & later specialized in Latin American dance after training under Markku Siltala and former world professional Latin American champion Espen Salberg.
As an amateur, she used to dance for her country & even more, became Finnish national champion and was a finalist in Under 21 Blackpool with Jaakko Toivonen.
The Finnish dancer teamed up with ballroom dancer Paul Killick & took in many championships including World Masters Champion, United Kingdom Open Champion and the United States Open Champion.
After Paul retired in May 2004, the 4-time British National Champion partnered with Victor Da Silva in the style of Exhibition & won World Championships and the British Open Championships for 3 times each, representing South Africa.
Well, Hanna has already danced professionally for many nations: with Rick Valenzuela for the United States, with Sandro Cavallini for Italy & Geir Bakke for Norway.
Apart from these, she also made prominence in reality TV dance show Strictly Come Dancing Series 1 in 2004 alongside Soap Opera EastEnders actor Christopher Parker & secured for runner-up.
Reportedly, pro-dancer Brendan Cole along with English newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky took the victory trophy in Series 1 of the dance show.
Currently, Hanna Karttunen lives in Helsinki, Finland with her husband Jone Nikula. Even though the Finnish dancer is low-key about the worth of her house, it is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousand dollars.
She and Jone exchanged vows in 2014 & are together ever since. Her husband Nikula is a TV personality & serves as a judge in the TV show Idols.
They are yet to share children.
No further report on her other assets is out.
Surfing through Hanna's Instagram, where her followers count 11.5K, the dancer seems to be living a quality lifestyle.
Moreover, if she signs a promotional deal via Instagram, she can sum up around $77- $128 per sponsored post.