Luba Mushtuk Biography – Luba Mushtuk Wiki
Luba Mushtuk is a Russian professional dancer and choreographer, best known for appearing on the BBC One dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Luba moved to Italy at the age of 12 to study under Caterina Arzenton.
The Russian native has a whole wealth of dance experience, being a four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship and an Italian Open Latin Show Dance champion. She’s also swiped second place in the European 10 Dance Championships and was a finalist at the Latin European Championships.
In addition to competitions, Luba has worked extensively with the Broadway and West End versions of Burn The Floor, and has performed on both Giovanni Pernice’s and Kevin Clifton & Karen Hauer’s live tours.
In 2018, the BBC announced that Mushtuk would join the cast of professional dancers on the British television show Strictly Come Dancing. The same year she won the 2018 Children In Need special together with Shane Lynch.
She also competed in the 2018 Christmas special, she was partnered with EastEnders actor and Strictly Come Dancing 2014 contestant, Jake Wood.
During the seventeenth season of Strictly Come Dancing, Mushtuk was paired with rower James Cracknell. They were the first couple to be eliminated after losing the first dance-off to David James & Nadiya Bychkova. They finished in 15th place with an average score of 12.0. For the eighteenth series, she was partnered with former NFL player and sports pundit, Jason Bell.
Luba Mushtuk Strictly Come Dancing
Luba is a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. The Russian-born dancer officially joined the Strictly family in 2018, having served as an assistant choreographer on the show since 2016 and strutted her stuff on several of the Strictly live tours.
On joining Strictly, Luba said, “Words cannot express how thrilled I am to do what I love most on the greatest show on earth! I am super excited and so thankful for this priceless opportunity. I can’t wait to get started as a professional dancer on Strictly… bring on the sparkle!”
Luba Mushtuk Strictly Come Dancing Partners
In 2019 Luba was paired up with her first celebrity student, hoping to take Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell OBE to victory. But they didn’t make it past the first public vote, bowing out in Week Two.
Luba made it one week further with American football player Jason Bell in 2020, finishing their journey with a Star Wars themed Paso Doble in Movie Week.
In the 2021 series of Strictly Luba has no celebrity partner.
Luba Mushtuk Age
She was born on November 14, 1989, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She is 32 years old (2022).
Luba Mushtuk Husband
Is Luba Mushtuk married? She isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a husband.
Luba Mushtuk Boyfriend
Strictly Come Dancing star Luba Mushtuk is dating Italian TV star Constantino Vitagliano, who appeared on a show called Men and Women. She previously dated Strictly star Giovanni Pernice. Luba and Giovanni were reported to be dating in November 2017. A source told The Sun: “She would like their romance to be out in the open. Luba is very keen to be on the show one day.” On New Year of 2018, Giovanni was reported to be in a relationship with The Only Way Is Essex star Jess Wright.
Luba Mushtuk Family
Her father worked in technology while her mother is a doctor. She has an older brother who is also a dancer.
Luba Mushtuk Height
How tall is Luba Mushtuk? She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m) tall.
Luba’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
She is of Russian nationality.
Luba Mushtuk Instagram
Mushtuk’s Instagram is @lubamushtuk.