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Edyta Sliwinska

Quick Facts
Full Name: Edyta Śliwińska
Age: 31
Dance Style: Latin
Nationality: Polish
Height: 5'6"

Background:
In 2000, Edyta left her native Poland to pursue her dream of becoming a world famous Latin dancer. She settled in San Franciso and partnered with Alex Mazo. Together, they won first place in the 2001 International Grand Ball and the 2001 Holiday Ball. The sacrifices she and her family made definitely paid off! 

After five years as dance partners, Edyta found herself competing against Alex on the first season of Dancing With The Stars. The competition obviously hasn't hurt their chemistry; they were married in 2007. She has travelled with the Dancing With The Stars tour and was also featured in the fiction section of the Dancing With The Stars book. 

Performing has sparked Edyta's interest in acting. With guest starring roles in popular TV shows, her talent in dance must be spilling over. "This is something that besides dancing I enjoy most. I know getting into acting is very tough, but if I have a little chance to do it,I''m really happy and I really have a great time doing it." 

Śliwińska comes from a working-class Polish background. She took her first dancing class at age 11. Śliwińska is the only professional dancer to appear on all nine seasons of the American series. She is generally known for, um, showing some skin on the show.

DWTS Data:
Edyta is married to fellow DWTS pro Alec Mazo, who was also her partner in dance competitions for several years. They have been married since 2007 and have performed together on DWTS results shows. She appeared in a commercial for Jared's jewelry stores along with Alec and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Edyta, who is known as much for her daring costumes as her dance moves, is the only professional dancer to appear on all eight seasons of Dancing With The Stars occasionally against her husband, Alex Mazo, winner of the first season of Dancing With The Stars

In 2000, Edyta left her native Poland to pursue her dream of becoming a world famous Latin dancer. She settled in San Franciso and partnered with Alex Mazo. Together, they won first place in the 2001 International Grand Ball and the 2001 Holiday Ball. The sacrifices she and her family made definitely paid off! 

After five years as dance partners, Edyta found herself competing against Alec on the first season of Dancing With The Stars. The competition obviously hasn't hurt their chemistry; they were married in 2007.  

Beyond DWTS:
Performing has sparked Edyta's interest in acting. With guest starring roles in popular TV shows, her talent in dance must be spilling over. "This is something that besides dancing I enjoy most. I know getting into acting is very tough, but if I have a little chance to do it,I''m really happy and I really have a great time doing it." 

Achievements:

  • Emerald Ball Latin Amateur Champion
  • 1st Place - 2001 International Grand Ball (San Francisco)
  • 1st Place - 2001 Holiday Ball (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Performance Roundup on DWTS:

Season 1: Evander Holyfield (Finished 5th)
Season 2: George Hamilton (Finished 5th)
Season 3: Joey Lawrence     (Finished 3rd)
Season 4: John Ratzenberger (Finished 6th)
Season 5: Cameron Mathison (Finished 5th)
Season 6: Jason Taylor (Finished 2nd)
Season 7: Jeffrey Ross (Finished 13th)
Season 8: Lawrence Taylor (Finished 7th)
Season 9: Ashley Hamilton (Finished 16th)

Season 10: Aiden Turner (Finished 9th)

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