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Peta Murgatroyd -- 5 things to know about the 'Dancing with the Stars' pro partner


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 03/20/2017 

Peta Murgatroyd will be competing on the upcoming edition of Dancing with the Stars as a professional partner.

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Peta, a 30-year-old New Zealand-born Australian professional Latin dancer and choreographer, will be paired with The Bachelor star Nick Viall when Season 24 of the ABC reality dancing competition premieres Monday, March 20 at 8PM ET/PT.

Peta will be gracing the Dancing with the Stars stage again for her tenth season. She made her debut as a pro on the series' 13th season and was the first pairing voted out, however, she went on to win DWTS' 14th season with celebrity partner Donald Driver. She placed fourth on Season 18 with James Maslow and eventually won Season 22 with Nyle DiMarco.

Curious to learn more about this blonde beauty who will show off her moves when Dancing with the Stars returns?

Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Peta Murgatroyd:

- The 5'7" dancer was born on July 14, 1986 in Auckland, New Zealand, and her family moved to Australia when she was 18-months-old.

- Peta started studying classical ballet at age 4 and trained for 12 years under former principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko. However, an ankle injury at 16-years-old forced Peta to give up on ballet, so she picked up Latin dancing instead.

- In 2014, Peta began performing in Sway: A Dance Trilogy in Westbury, NY, which is a live ballroom dance show starring Dancing with the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani.

- Peta is engaged to Maksim, and the couple just welcomed their first child together, son Shai Aleksander, on January 4, 2017. Before getting romantically involved with Maksim, she dated Australian dancer and former DWTS cast member Damian Whitewood for five years before breaking up in early 2012.

- Peta currently runs an inspirational advice blog called All Things Fam & Glam for new parents and women in general.


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