But that training as well as her experience in showbusiness and as a TV judge could all count in the 36-year-old’s favour when Strictly producers fill Dame Darcey’s seat.
The former Fresh Prince star put in a highly entertaining guest appearance on the Strictly panel when he filled in for Bruno Tonioli on the last series, and has pedigree after winning Dancing With The Stars in 2014.
But his greatest contribution to the world of dance is probably creating the Carlton dance – named after his Fresh Prince character Carlton Banks.
Another Pussycat Doll, Nicole won Dancing with the Stars, the US version of Strictly, in 2010.
And she has also form as a talent show judge, albeit on singing rather than dancing contests – The X Factor in both the US and UK, and The Sing-Off in the US.
She’s proved herself in the West End too, earning an Olivier Award nomination for Cats.
Street dancer Banjo shot to fame in 2009 when his troupe Diversity were crowned winners of the third series of Britain’s Got Talent.
The London-born performer and choreographer went on to become a judge on Sky One talent show Got to Dance, which ran for five series between 2009 and 2014.
Having now established himself as a TV judge on Dancing on Ice for the past two series, the talent show specialist could be ready to swap ice for the dancefloor.
The former Strictly professional dancer won in 2006 after being paired with cricketer Mark Ramprakash (pictured). She left the programme in 2009, but continued to appear on spin-off Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.
Her “choreography corner”, where she reviews the previous Saturday programme, has become a staple of the sister show.
She also opened her own London dance school – Karen Hardy Studios – in 2008.
Anton Du Beke
Du Beke has been a professional dancer on Strictly since the show began in 2004.
Were he to hang up his dancing shoes, he might be ideally suited to take on a judging role.
The 52-year-old has yet to be a winner on the show, but he reached the final in 2015 when he competed with Katie Derham. The pair finished in fourth place.
He has also been critical of the adjudicators in the past, finding particular fault with US singer Donny Osmond’s role as guest judge in 2014.
“It wasn’t the greatest thing to happen,” he told the Telegraph. “They just need to make sure they have someone from a dance background on the panel.”
The Melbourne-born former ballroom and Latin dance champion has been a judge on the Australian version of Dancing With The Stars for 15 series.