Nikita Kuzmin


Nikita Kuzmin is a six-times Italian Champion in Latin and Ballroom dance and choreographer. He is best known as a professional dancer on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing and has quickly become an audience favourite with his big personality and moves to match. Upon joining the show,  Nikita said "I've always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings and that no matter what country I have found myself living in, I've never missed a chance to watch it. Joining it as a professional dancer is my big chance to make some magic on the most famous dance floor. I can't wait to give it my all."

Born in Ukraine, Nikita lived there for nine years until his family relocated to Italy to support his sister’s dancing career. After his initial dreams to practice karate like his hero Jackie Chan, Nikita turned to dance at age four and found his true passion. It was during his nine years in Italy that Nikita became a six-time Italian Champion in Latin and Ballroom dance...

Nikita moved to Germany aged eighteen, where he started working at fellow Strictly alumni Motsi Mobuse's dance studio before landing a spot as a professional dancer on Let’s Dance – Germany’s version of Strictly Come Dancing – in 2020.

Since his diagnosis with Type One diabetes at age thirteen, Nikita has become a passionate and active campaigner, inspiring those affected to not let it restrict them and raising a wider awareness around the condition.

CV Highlights

  • Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One
  • Let’s Dance, RTS
  • Six-times Italian Champion in Latin and Ballroom
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