Artem Chigvintsev is a famous Russian-American professional dancer, specializing in Latin dancing. Artem Chigvintsev is best recognized for competing on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Moreover, he is also an Interior Designer and a Cycling Enthusiast too.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
His full name is Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev. He was born on June 12, 1982, in Izhevsk, Russia. As of 2022, he is 40 years old and his zodiac sign is Gemini. He won numerous dance competitions in Russia. At the age of 15, he moved to Germany for further training, followed by training in Italy and England. There is no information related to his family and educational background.
Further, Artem became a naturalized American citizen on September 17, 2014, and currently resides in Palo Alto, California. In his downtime, he loves to cook and is passionate about motorcycles. Staying in shape is also a major priority for Chigvintsev, who enjoys hiking and outdoor activities.
Artem relocated to the United States in 2003 and began dancing with champion ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock. In 2005, he competed in the first series of the dance competition show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, on which he became one of the top eight male finalists before being eliminated. Similarly, he came back as a choreographer in the second season of the show in 2006.
Moreover, in 2009, he had an uncredited appearance as himself on ‘Dancing with the Stars and danced with Nicole Scherzinger in the music video for ‘Hush Hush; Hush Hush’ by ‘The Pussycat Dolls’. He joined the cast of the live dance show, ‘Burn the Floor’, in London, in September 2009, from where he went straight into the eighth series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ the next year.
More about his career
He and his celebrity partner Kara Tointon performed well consistently throughout the run of the show and defeated Matt Baker and Pamela Stephenson in the final on December 18, 2009, to win the series. In 2011, he again participated in the next season of the show. He was partnering with Australian actress and singer Holly Valance, with whom he reached the semifinals before being eliminated. In the next season, Artem partnered with television presenter Fern Britton, but the pair were eliminated in Week 6.
He was paired with former ‘Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede for the eleventh season of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. They reached the finals but lost to model Abbey Clancy, becoming one of the runners-up along with Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton.
In early 2014, he appeared in the 18th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars. Artem appeared as a member of the Dance Troupe and later that year was promoted to professional dancer for the show’s next season. Moreover, partnered with actress Lea Thompson, he reached the quarterfinals in Week 9 before being eliminated and finishing 6th.
He continued to appear on all the later editions of the show, partnering with celebrities Patti LaBelle, Mischa Barton, Maureen McCormick, Nancy Kerrigan, Nikki Bella, Jamie Anderson, and Danelle Umstead. However, he was only able to match his previous performance once in the 24th season and finished the latest season in 12th place.
Artem Chigvintsev – Personal Life
Artem began dating his dance partner Giselle Peacock. Soon, the couple got married in 2004. The marriage lasted just about a year as they divorced in 2005. Moreover, during his appearance on ‘Dancing With the Stars’, he met Carrie Ann Inaba, one of the judges on the show, and the two began dating soon after. However, their relationship ended two-and-a-half years later in 2008.
Likewise, in 2010, he dated Kara Tointon. They found it increasingly difficult to spend time together because he could not stay in the UK permanently and eventually decided to separate, which the actress confirmed in October 2014.
In May 2016, he was spotted getting cozy with actress Torrey DeVitto at the Philosophy Hope & Grace Luncheon for Mental Health Month in Los Angeles, following which her representative confirmed their romance. In May next year, ‘Entertainment Tonight’ broke the news that the couple had split. The reason was that distance was the main factor as the actress was shooting for ‘Chicago Med’ in Chicago.
He later, in 2017 was partnered with retired WWE wrestler Nikki Bella. They dated with “no labels” for nearly four months before making the relationship official in July 2019. Similarly, in November 2019, the duo engaged. He and Bella are currently expecting their first child. Therefore, she is more than 30 weeks pregnant. As of now, the duo welcomed their son.
Artem Chigvintsev – Body Measurements
Artem stands a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. He has great abs, to build his six-packs, the dancer visits the gym thrice a week. Moreover, Artem stays fit due to high protein nutrition too. He has light brown hair and a pair of hazel eyes. There are no further details regarding his body stats.
Artem Chigvintsev – Social Media and Net Worth
Artem is active on social networking sites. His ‘@theartemc’ Instagram account has earned more than 831K followers. He is also active on Twitter with more than 177.4K followers. Similarly, his official Facebook page has gathered over 162K followers. Artem also his self-titled YouTube channel where he has gained over 11.9K subscribers.
This professional dancer would earn a huge amount of money through his profession. His wealth comes from different dance shows. However, Artem has a net worth of around $2 million.