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Peta Murgatroyd Biography – Peta Murgatroyd Wiki
Peta Murgatroyd is a professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars.
Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Peta Murgatroyd has been dancing since the age of four. Her intensive training began with classical ballet, where she studied for twelve years under one of the renowned Kirov Ballet’s former principal dancers, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko.
She has also trained in contemporary and Spanish dance. Since starting ballroom dancing, she quickly became an Australian State Champion. She moved to London to further her career.
The DWTS pro dancer was chosen to be a cast member of Burn the Floor in 2004. She toured the world for six years. Burn the Floor then landed on Broadway in August 2009, where Peta was the lead female dancer.
In January 2017, Peta launched All Things Fam & Glam. It is an online lifestyle destination dedicated to sharing how to balance taking care of oneself and taking care of a new family.
Peta Murgatroyd Dancing With the Stars
Peta joined Dancing with the Stars in Season 13, where she was eliminated in the first round, but she returned with a vengeance as she and Donald Driver won the Mirrorball Trophy in Season 14.
The pro dancer is the second professional to win after finishing last the prior season after Kym Johnson. She is the first professional partner to be eliminated first in their first season and win their second season.
Pro dancer Peta is the fourth female professional to win the show twice, after Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, and Kym Johnson. She dances alongside actor Barry Williams for DWTS series 32.
Peta Murgatroyd Age
She was born Peta Jane Murgatroyd on July 14, 1986, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Peta Murgatroyd Husband
She has been married to Maksim Chmerkovskiy since July 8, 2017. They have one child.
She married her boyfriend of 5 years Maksim Chmerkovskiy at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York, after being engaged for 19 months. He proposed to her on December 5, 2015, while onstage for a performance of Sway: A Dance Trilogy in Miami, Florida.
Professional dancer Peta wore a Karen Sabag Couture ball gown and heels she bought during her first trip to her Maks’ native Ukraine. Maks wore a Tom Ford suit.
Peta Murgatroyd Children
She has two sons. Her first child Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy was born January 4, 2017, with her husband, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. On 18 June 2023, they welcomed their second son, Rio John Chmerkovskiy.
The DWTS couple’s gratitude is also linked to their emotional journey to conceiving Rio, which involved finding out that Murgatroyd was pregnant not long after they’d experienced a failed embryo transfer in August 2022.
“I didn’t believe we could do this naturally again,” recalls Murgatroyd in an interview with Yahoo. “That’s why we went the IVF route.”
Peta Murgatroyd Parents
The pro dancer was born in Auckland, New Zealand to her parents Derek and Suzanne Murgatroyd. Her parents moved to Australia when she was 18 months old, where she was brought up in Perth, Western Australia.
Peta Murgatroyd Net Worth
The DWTS pro-Peta Murgatroyd’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Peta Murgatroyd Height
DWTS pro stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (5′ 7″/1.70 m tall.)
Murgatroyd has trio citizenship. She has New Zealand, Australian, and American nationalities. On 9 October 2019, she became an official US citizen.
Her Instagram handle is @petamurgatroyd.