Artem Chigvintsev
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Full Name Artem Chigvintsev
Gender Male
Date of Birth June 12, 1982
Relationships Kara Tointon (girlfriend)
Giselle Peacock (ex-wife)
Carrie Ann Inaba (ex-girlfriend)
Job Troupe Member (18)
Pro Partner (19–20, 22–)
First Season Season 18
Duration 2014–present

Artem Chigvintsev (Russian: Артём Чигвинцев; born 12 June 1982) is a Russian professional dancer, specialising inLatin dancing.

Chigvintsev was born at IzhevskUdmurt RepublicRSFSRSoviet Union. He moved to the United States in 2003, and began dancing with champion ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock, who became his wife. Chigvintsev auditioned to appear as a contestant on the first series of So You Think You Can Dance. Chigvintsev was eliminated alongside his fellow contestant Melissa Vella, and returned as a guest choreographer for season two.[2]

He also appeared on Dancing with the Stars and toured with the Dancing with the Stars live show though he is probably best known for competing on Strictly Come Dancing.

Chigvintsev joined the cast of Burn The Floor. He performed both on Broadway and more recently in the West End.

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Dancing with the StarsEdit

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. Later that year, it was announced that Chigvintsev had been promoted to professional dancer for the show's 19th season, marking his exit from Strictly Come Dancing