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Artem Chigvintsev Biography – Artem Chigvintsev Wiki
Artem Chigvintsev is a Russian professional dancer who specializes in Latin dancing. He is a professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars.
Born in the military town of Izhevsk in the former Soviet Union, he often skied cross-country to school across the harsh Russian landscape. He discoverd his liking for dance at the age of 13 when his parents enrolled him in classes at the local dance academy. Chigvintsev grasped the art of dancing faster and knew that in order to fulfill his potential he needed to leave Izhevsk for greener pastures.
He first moved to Moscow, then Germany and England, where Chigvintsev honed his craft until he earned a spot in 2010 as a professional dancer in the U.K. smash hit Strictly Come Dancing, which he won with celebrity partner Kara Tointon.
Following four successful seasons in the show, he jumped at an offer from the producers of Dancing with the Stars to come to Los Angeles in 2014 and started his new journey in the U.S. He has been paired with a series of partners in DWTS, including iconic actress Lea Thompson.
Chigvintsev was a cast member of Burn the Floor where he performed both on Broadway and in the West End in 2009.
Artem Chigvintsev Age
Pro DWTS dancer Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev was born on 12 June 1982 in Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, RSFSR, Soviet Union.
Artem Chigvintsev Wife
He is married to his wife, Nikki Bella, whom he first met when they were paired on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars in 2017.
The DWTS pair reconnected later in 2018 and made their relationship Instagram official in March 2019. They got engaged in November 2019, welcomed a son in July 2020, and said tied the knot in August 2022.
“They say love conquers all… and it sure does,” Bella wrote about their relationship in an Instagram post in March 2020. “So many people in the beginning said it was just lust, my feelings weren’t real, it was just the dance, the infatuation, the mystery of this person, but I knew & felt it was always more. I listened to my heart, my soul, my body, I knew deep down that this was God’s gift, his answered prayer.”
Dancer Chigvintsev moved to the United States in 2003. He began dancing with champion ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock, whom he married in 2004. The couple divorced in 2005.
Artem Chigvintsev Child
Chigvintsev has a son, Matteo Chigvintsev who was born on July 31, 2020 with wife, Nikki Garcia.
Artem Chigvintsev Parents
The Dancing with the Stars pro was born in Russia to Russian parents, Vladimir and Anna. As a result of the ongoing war in Russia, his parents were not able to attend his wedding.
Artem Chigvintsev Dancing With the Stars
Artem first joined Dancing with the stars as a dance troupe member when the show was t its eighteenth season. In the following season, he was promoted to a professional dancer and was partnered with Lea Thompson. They placed 6th.
In the subsequent years, he has been partnered with singer Patti LaBelle, actress Mischa Barton, actress and author Maureen McCormick. Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan , WWE wrestler Nikki Bella and Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson. He has also been paired with Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead, actress Melora Hardin and social media personality Heidi D’Amelio.
He was cast in the 32nd season of DWTS with his partner Charity Lawson who is The Bachelorette star.
Artem Chigvintsev Net Worth
Dancing with the Stars pro, Artem Chigvintsev’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Artem Chigvintsev Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (5′ 10″/1.78 m tall.)
Chigvintsev is of white ethnicity. He is originally from Russia.
The pro dancer is of Russian nationality. Additionally, he is also of American citizenship. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen on September 17, 2014.
His Instagram handle is @theartemc.