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Nick Kosovich
Dancer Profile
Birth Date 23 September 1963 (1963-09-23) (age 60)

Partner(s) 2: Tatum O'Neal (9th)
3: Vivica A. Fox (8th)

Nick Kosovich was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.


Kosovich resides in Los Angeles. He is currently appearing in the "Second Dance World Championship" (Dance for a Dream) in Mexico City for the "Televisa" Company. He is the representing Judge for team USA. He retired from competition dancing in 2005, however he has achieved many awards in his career. An internationally respected figure in the Ballroom world, Kosovich competed for 36 years. He competed in seven Professional World Championship events, won the United States American Smooth Championships and finished second in the 2004/5 World Classic Showdance Championships.

Kosovich has appeared in movies, including Shall We Dance? and also in Everyone Says I Love You, Blue in the Face and Only with You, Mango Tango. He has also appeared on numerous TV network shows.

Kosovich partnered with actress Tatum O'Neal in season 2 of Dancing with the Stars. They were the second couple voted off, coming in 9th place. In season 3, he was partnered with actress Vivica A. Fox until their elimination in the 4th week. He is an Emmy nominated choreographer, for his work on DWTS, recently choreographing for Dance Your Ass Off season 1 and 2.

Kosovich and his wife Lena have a costume manufacturing business LENIQUE in Los Angeles, making costumes for world dance champions and Olympic figure skaters. Their figure skating clients have included Oksana Baiul, Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov, Viktor Petrenko, Ekaterina Gordeeva, and Ilia Kulik. They have made costumes for Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Your Ass Off, Ballroom Boot Camp, America's Got Talent, American Ballroom Challenge, and thousands of dance competitors in the US.

Dancing with the Stars 2[]

Nick was partnered with Tatum O'Neal. Placed 9th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/ "What the World Needs Now Is Love" 7 8 8 Safe
2 Rumba/ "Careless Whisper" 5 6 6 Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars 3[]

Nick was partnered with Vivica A. Fox. Placed 8th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "I Just Wanna Make Love to You" 6 8 8 Safe
2 Mambo/ "Betece" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango/ "Hey Sexy Lady" 9 9 9 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "It's My Life" 8 8 8 Eliminated