Artem Chigvintsev - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Artem Chigvintsev
Profession: Dancer
Best Known For: Dancing with the Stars (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 12, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev
Birth Place: Izhevsk, Russia
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Vladimir Chigvintsev
Mother's Name: Anna Chigvintsev
Siblings: 1

Anton Chigvintsev (brother)

Ethnicity: Russian
Nationality: American, Russian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 26, 2022
Wife's Name: Nikki Bella
Children: 1

Matteo Chigvintsev (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Artem Chigvintsev?

Artem Chigvintsev is a professional dancer and American, Russian by nationality. He specializes in Latin dancing and is well known as a regular competitor of the shows So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing, and Dancing with the Stars.

Artem Chigvintsev – Age, Parents, Siblings

Artem Chigvintsev was born on 12 June 1982 in Izhevsk, Russia. His birth name is Artem Vladimirovich Chigvintsev. His mother’s name is Anna Chigvintsev and his father’s name is Vladimir Chigvintsev. He was raised by his parents alongside his sibling, a brother named Anton Chigvintsev.

Artem Chigvintsev with his parents (Image: Pinterest)

Education, Ethnicity

The educational history of Artem Chigvintsev is not known to the public. His ethnicity is Russian.

Artem Chigvintsev – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Artem Chigvintsev’s first wife was his dancing partner Giselle Peacock. They were married in 2004 and divorced in 2005. After that, he had several high-profile relationships. His ex-girlfriends are Carrie Ann Inaba (2006 – 2010), Kara Tointon (2010 – 2014), and Torrey DeVitto (2016 – 2017).

He began to date retired WWE wrestler, Nikki Bella after being partnered with her on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. They got engaged in November 2019 in Burgundy France. With his fiance, he is a father to their son Matteo Chigvintsev, born on July 31, 2020.

They married on August 26, 2022, in Paris.

Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella with their son (Image: Instagram)

Currently, the Chigvintsev family resides in Los Angeles, California. He too became a naturalized American citizen on September 17, 2014.

In May 2020 Bella revealed that she was raped twice in her teen years

She was also engaged to wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, having dated for six years. He is now married to Shay Shariatzadeh.

Artem Chigvintsev – Career

Early Days

Chigvintsev inherited his love of dance from his mother. He began taking dance classes at a young age. Growing up he competed in numerous dance competitions in Russia and by the time he was 15 years old, he had traveled to Germany, Italy, and England to train more.

Dance competitions

Artem Chigvintsev arrived in Los Angeles in 2004 and began working with champion ballroom dancer Giselle Peacock. He eventually competed in the season of So You Think You Can Dance alongside dancer Melissa Vella. He returned to the show in the second season (2011) as a choreographer.

From 2010 to 2013 Chigvintsev joined season 8 of Strictly Come Dancing. In September 2010 He was partnered with actress  Kara Tointon. The pair went on to win the competition, beating TV presenter Matt Baker and his partner Aliona Vilani,  a Russian-Kazakh professional dancer. Artem Chigvintsev continued to compete in the show until season 11.

The dancer joined Dancing with the Stars (2014) in season 19, pairing with Lea Thompson, finishing in 6th place. He has been a regular competitor on the show, appearing in seasons 20, 22 – 27, 29.


Throughout the seasons of Dancing with the Stars, Chigvintsev has paired with celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Mischa Barton, Maureen McCormick, Nancy Kerrigan, Nikki Bella, Jamie Anderson, Danelle Umstead, Kaitlyn Bristowe, etc.

Artem Chigvintsev, Nikki Bella in season 25 of DWTS (Image: Us Weekly)


Aside from his career as a dancer, Artem Chigvintsev has appeared in the TV series The O.C., the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the BBC show Cbeebies, and in the music video for Hush Hush; Hush Hush by The Pussycat Dolls.

Artem Chigvintsev – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Chigvintsev is estimated to be around $6 Million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Artem Chigvintsev – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Artem Chigvintsev is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting. His official website is while his YouTube channel has over 19.8K subscribers.

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