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Peta Murgatroyd

Peta was born in Auckland, New Zealand but moved to Australia at age 18 months — so 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. She became the Australian State Champion within three months of beginning ballroom training, which sounds pretty darn impressive. She also placed second in the Great World City Championships, 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. Peta is dating former Dancing with the Stars Pro dancer Damian Whitewood Peta joined the cast of Burn the Floor in 2004, touring with them around the world for six years.

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