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Artem Chigvintsev
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date 12 June 1982 (1982-06-12) (age 39)
Hometown Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic,
RSFSR, Soviet Union

Partner(s) 19: Lea Thompson (6th)
20: Patti LaBelle (8th)
22: Mischa Barton (11th)
23: Maureen McCormick (8th)
24: Nancy Kerrigan (7th/6th)
25: Nikki Bella (7th/8th)
Athletes: Jamie Anderson (10th)
27: Danelle Umstead (12th)
Juniors: Mentor (8th)
29: Kaitlyn Bristowe (1st)
30: Melora Hardin (6th)

Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev was a professional dancer in Dancing with the Stars.

Biography

Retrieved from abc.com
Artem Chigvintsev was born in the military town of Izhevsk in the former Soviet Union, where he often skied cross-country to school across the harsh Russian landscape. At thirteen, Chigvintsev discovered his passion for dance when his parents enrolled him in classes at the local dance academy. He quickly displayed prodigious talent and knew that in order to fulfill his potential he needed to leave Izhevsk for greener pastures.

First in Moscow, then in Germany and England, 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. After 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 begin his new journey in the U.S. He has been paired with a series of buzzworthy partners in DWTS, including iconic actress Lea Thompson, superstar songbird Patti LaBelle, starlet Mischa Barton of The O.C. fame, America's sweetheart Maureen McCormick, Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, and most recently Danelle Umstead.

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.

Dancing with the Stars 19

Artem was partnered with Lea Thompson. They placed 6th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" 8 8 8 8 Safe
2 Jive / "Land of a Thousand Dances" 9 8 9 9 Safe
3 Cha-Cha-Cha / "The Power of Love" 7 81 8 8 Safe
4 Contemporary / "Dance with My Father" 10 92 10 10 Safe
53 Burlesque / "Mamma Knows Best" 8 84 8 9 No elimination
6 Salsa / "Sexy People (The Fiat Song)" 8 85 8 8 Safe
7 Argentine Tango / "Necessary Evil"
Team Freestyle / "Black Widow"
8
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8 Jazz / "Something Bad"
Jive Dance-Off / "Rip It Up"
8
No
8
extra
8
points
8
awarded
Safe
9 Samba / "Animals"
Paso Doble (Trio Challenge) /"Black Betty"
8
9
9
9
8
9
9
9
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.
2 The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.
3 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Chigvintsev performed with Janel Parrish. Thompson performed with Valentin Chmerkovskiy instead of Chigvinstev.
4 Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.
5 Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

Performances

Dancing with the Stars 20

Artem was partnered with Patti LaBelle. They placed 8th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Lady Marmalade" 7 6 6 6 No elimination
2 Salsa / "In da Club" 7 7 7 7 Safe
3 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Oye 2014" 6 5 5 6 Safe
4 Jazz / "Dan Swit Me" 8 7 7 8 Safe
5 Waltz / "When You Wish upon a Star" 7 6 7 7 Safe
6 Quickstep / “Heat Wave”
Team Freestyle / "Trouble"
8
10
7
9
7
10
7
10
Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 21

Artem was originally announced as one of the professionals for the season, but when the full Season 21 cast was revealed along with their partners, he was not part of the lineup. Artem wrote on his Instagram account that he would not be competing in Season 21 due to a last minute casting change, but he would still dance with the pros in the ballroom. It was later revealed that The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, was supposed to be partnered with him, but Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss refused to let her compete.

Dancing with the Stars 22

Artem was partnered with Mischa Barton. They placed 11th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Tango / "In the Night" 5 5 6 No elimination
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Pata Pata" 5 5 5 Bottom three
3 Samba / "Party in the U.S.A." 6 6 6 Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 23

Artem was partnered with Maureen McCormick. They placed 8th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz / "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" 6 5 5 6 No elimination
2 Quickstep / "The Brady Bunch Theme" 7 6 6 7 Safe
3 Salsa / "Tres Deseos" 7 7 7 7 Safe (Immunity)
4 Argentine Tango / "High Bar" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Foxtrot / "From the Ground Up" 8 8 8 No elimination
6 Samba / "Mas que Nada" 8 71 8 8 Safe
7 Tango / "You Give Love a Bad Name"
Team Freestyle / "The Skye Boat Song"
7
10
7
9
7
9
7
10
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Pitbull.

Dancing with the Stars 24

Artem was partnered with Nancy Kerrigan. They placed 7th/6th.

Scores

1 Score given by guest judge Nick Carter.
2 Score given by guest judge Mandy Moore.

Dancing with the Stars 25

Artem was partnered with Nikki Bella. They placed 7th/8th.

Scores

1Score was given by guest judge, Shania Twain.

Performances

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes

Artem was partnered with Jamie Anderson. They placed 9th/10th.

Scores

Dancing with the Stars 27

Artem was partnered with Danelle Umstead. They placed 12th.

Scores

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors

Artem was the mentor of Tristan Ianiero and his partner Alana Thompson. They placed 8th.

Scores

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Moore Chmerkovskiy Rippon
1 Salsa / "Conga" 6 6 7 Safe
2 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Don't Cha" 6 6 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Something There" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Jazz / "Ghostbusters" 7 7 7 Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 29

Artem was partnered with Kaitlyn Bristowe. They placed 1st.

Scores

Performances

Dancing with the Stars 30

Artem is partnered with Melora Hardin. They placed 6th.

Scores

1 Due to Derek Hough's absence in Week Three due to a possible COVID-19 exposure, only three judges judged in Week Three.

Performances

Trivia

  • Artem was a member of the Dance Troupe for Season 18.
  • Artem was married to his dancing partner, Giselle Peacock, from 2004 to 2005.
  • Artem dated Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba for two and a half years, ending in a break up in 2009.
  • Artem dated Strictly Come Dancing partner Kara Tointon from 2010-2014.
  • He dated actress Torrey DeVitto from late 2016 until early 2017.
  • Artem has also appeared in an episode of the TV show The O.C. and in the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
  • He began dating his Season 25 partner Nikki Bella in late 2018.
    • They became engaged in November 2019.[1]
    • On 29 January 2020, they announced that they are expecting their first child.[2]
    • On 12 June 2020, they announced that they are having a boy.[3]
    • Their son, Matteo Artemovich, was born on 31 July 2020.
  • Instead of returning for Season 28, he and Sharna Burgess choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance.[4]
  • The Season 29 win with Kaitlyn Bristowe marks his first mirrorball trophy.

Other Pics

References

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