On Dancing With the Stars Season 19, we'll be meeting three new pros, Artem Chigvintsev, Keoikantse "Keo" Motsepe, and Allison Holker. We've already told you a little about Keo and Allison, but who is Artem? We've got the rundown!
If you watched last season, you've actually seen Artem before. He was a member of the troupe, and was featured prominently in some of the Macy's Stars of Dance performances. Based on what we saw last season, he's quite the dancer — and he's very easy on the eyes. No arguments from us about seeing more of him!
Here's his official bio, per ABC:
Originally from Russia, dancing has taken Artem all over the world. In 2010, Artem made his professional dancing debut on the original UK version of DWTS, Strictly Come Dancing. Paired with Kara Tointon, they went on to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy, making Artem one of the first professionals to win the series as a first-time Pro.
Additionally, Artem was one of the choreographers on the British second series of So You Think You Can Dance and a finalist on SYTCD in the US. In 2014, Artem joined the troupe on Dancing with the Stars and this season, joins as a first-time Pro.
Fun fact: He dated judge Carrie Ann Inaba for two and a half years, starting back in 2006. It sounds like they're totally cool now, with no hard feelings at all, so we're not too worried about Carrie being biased when judging him, but we wouldn't put it past Bruno to make a comment or two about it!
Are you excited to see Artem on the show? Let us know in the comments below!