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Peta Murgatroyd

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Peta Murgatroyd is partnered with Nick Lachey. Watch their Meet the Cast video now!

The strikingly beautiful newlywed, new mom, and two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Peta Murgatroyd is fan-favorite veteran of the beloved series. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Peta Murgatroyd has been dancing since the age of four. Her intensive training started with classical ballet, where she studied for 12 years under one of the renowned Kirov Ballet's former principal dancers, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko. She added to her dance repertoire with training in contemporary and Spanish dance. Since beginning ballroom dancing, she quickly became an Australian State Champion, which led to her move to London to further her career. A livelihood built on the point of her toes brought Peta to a dancing pinnacle when she won Dancing with the Stars's coveted Mirror-Ball Trophy twice, a feat only rivaled by few.

But dancing is nothing compared to her latest challenge: motherhood. In January 2017, Murgatroyd along with newlywed husband and dancing champion in his own right, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, welcomed their first child, Shai Aleksander. Cementing Peta as a leading authority on balancing family and career, that same month she launched "All Things Fam & Glam," an online lifestyle destination that bridges together a glossy career and charming home life, finding audience with women who prove that you don't have to sacrifice your glam to have a happy and healthy fam. Dancer, mom and wife aren't the only titles Peta bears; she is also a successful entrepreneur, having partnered with South Seas to create her own tanning line, Peta Jane, which provides an amazing, healthy, bronzed glow and flawless looking skin.

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