Artem Chigvintsev is a Russian-American professional dancer, specialising in Latin dancing. Chigvintsev joined the cast of Burn the Floor. He performed both on Broadway and more recently in the West End in 2009. Chigvintsev joined Strictly Come Dancing straight from Burn the Floor in London in 2010-2013 in his first year, winning the show along with his celebrity partner Kara Tointon.
Chigvintsev was born at Izhevsk, Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, RSFSR, Soviet Union. He moved to the United States in 2003, and began dancing with champion ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock. Chigvintsev auditioned to appear as a contestant on the first series of So You Think You Can Dance.
Dancing with the Stars
In 2014, after competing on the eleventh series of Strictly, Chigvintsev appeared in the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars as a member of the Dance Troupe. Further, he returned for season 20 and paired with award-winning singer Patti LaBelle. The couple was eliminated on week 6 and finished in 8th place.
In 2009 he appeared in the music video for Hush Hush; Hush Hush by The Pussycat Dolls, dancing with Nicole Scherzinger. Since 2011, Chigvintsev acted the part of lead choreographer in the CBeebies Christmas Pantomime, Cinderella. Moreover, Chigvintsev has also appeared in an episode of the TV show The O.C. and in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
Chigvintsev tied a knot to his dancing partner, Giselle Peacock, from 2004 to 2005.Since 2006 he started dating Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. He became a naturalized American citizen on 17 September 2014. As of November 2019, he is engaged to Total Bellas star, and retired WWE wrestler, Nikki Bella. And they were his celebrity partner on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars. On January 29, 2020, Nikki and Artem announced they were expecting their first child together.
- Full Name: Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev
- Date of Birth: 12 June 1982
- Age: 37
- Birth Place: Izhevsk, Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, RSFSR, Soviet Union
- Occupation: Dancer/Choreographer
- Years active: 2003–present
- Height: 81 m (5 ft 11 in)
- Television: So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing (2010–2013), Dancing with the Stars (since 2014–2018)
- Spouse(s): Giselle Peacock (m since 2004; div. 2005)
- Nationality: Russian
- Spouse: Giselle Peacock (m since 2004–2005)
- Net Worth: $2 Million
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