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Peta Murgatroyd Biography (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


Peta Jane Murgatroyd (born 16 July 1986) is an Australian professional dancer. She is best known for her appearances on the American edition of Dancing with the Stars.

Early life

Murgatroyd was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but moved to Australia at age 18 months; as a result, she considers herself more of an Aussie. She was raised in Perth, Western Australia, and started studying classical ballet at age 4. According to ABC, she trained for 12 years under former principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko.

Career

Within three months of beginning ballroom training, Murgatroyd became the Australian State Champion and placed second in the Great World City Championships. Success at other competitions followed quickly; she was a semi-finalist in the Lion City Championships in Singapore and was a finalist in the Australian Open Championships. She placed 3rd in the world at the British Youth Latin Championships in Blackpool 2006.

Burn the Floor

Murgatroyd joined the cast of Burn the Floor in 2004, touring with them around the world for six years. When Burn the Floor landed on Broadway in August 2009, Murgatroyd was the lead female dancer.

Dancing with the Stars

Murgatroyd joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars in 2011. She was one of the troupe members in the 12th season. She became a regular member of the professional cast as of the 13th season and was a part of the 15th season, an all-star version of the show.

Season Partner Place
13 Metta World Peace 12th
14 Donald Driver 1st
15 Gilles Marini 6th

Dancing with the Stars (Season 13)

In season 13, she competed on the show as a professional with basketball player Metta World Peace. They were the first couple eliminated off the show.

Week # Dance/song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Krazy" 5 4 5 Eliminated

Dancing with the Stars (Season 14)

In 2012, Murgatroyd was again featured as a professional dancer competing on season 14 as the partner of football player Donald Driver. On 22 May, it was announced that the couple was the winner of the contest. She is the second professional to win after finishing last the prior season, after Kym Johnson.

Week # Dance/song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)" 7 7 7 No elimination
2 Quickstep / "Stay the Night" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Rumba / "One Sweet Day" 9 8 9 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Purple Haze" 9 9 9 Safe
5 Argentine Tango / "Sin Rumbo" 10 8 9 Safe
6 Foxtrot / "The Way You Do the Things You Do"
Motown Marathon / "Nowhere to Run"
9
Awarded
9
7
9
Points
Safe
7 Viennese Waltz / "La Donna č Mobile" /
Team Paso Doble " "O Fortuna"
9
9
9
8
9
9
Safe
8 Tango / "Higher Ground"
Jive / "Rip It Up"
9
10
9
9
9
9
Safe
9 Waltz / "Kissing You"
Samba / "Mr. Big Stuff"
9
10
9
9
10
10
Last to be Called Safe
10 Argentine Tango / "They"
Freestyle / "I Play Chicken with the Train"
Cha-Cha-Cha / "Beggin'"
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
Winner

Dancing with the Stars (Season 15)

For season 15, Peta is partnered with actor & season 8 runner up Gilles Marini.

Week # Dance/song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Jive / "Don't Stop Me Now" 8.5 8.5 8.5 Safe
3 Tango / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" 8.5 8.5 8.5 Safe
4 Bollywood / "Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)" 10 9.5/10 10 Safe
5 Rumba / "I Will Always Love You"
Team Freestyle / "Gangnam Style"
10
9
9.5
9
10
9
No elimination
6 Cha Cha / "Man, I Feel Like a Woman"
Group Country Western / "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" & "I Play Chicken With A Train"
9
No
9
Score
9.5
Given
Safe
7 Argentine Tango & Samba / "When I Get You Alone""?Robin Thicke
Swing Marathon "Do Your Thing""?Basement Jaxx
9.5
Awarded
9.5
5
9.5
Points
No Elimination
8 Quickstep / "Danger Zone""?Kenny Loggins
Salsa / "Rebelión""?Joe Arroyo
9.5
9.5
10.0
10.0
10.0
9.5
Eliminated

Personal life

Murgatroyd dated Australian professional ballroom dancer and former DWTS cast member Damian Whitewood for five years. Their romance began while she was a member of the cast on Burn the Floor on Broadway. They eventually lived together in Los Angeles before breaking up in 2012.

In 2012, Murgatroyd revealed that she and fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy are dating.



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