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May 9, 2022
Peta Murgatroyd Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight56 kg
Date of BirthJuly 14, 1986
Zodiac SignCancer
Eye ColorGreen

Peta Murgatroyd is a New Zealand-born Australian professional Latin dancer best known for her appearances on the American edition of Dancing with the Stars, which she has won twice with her celebrity partners Nyle DiMarco and Donald Driver. In addition to that, she has also performed in the international tour of the dance production Burn the Floor, including its Broadway run, as well as has been part of shows like The Ellen DeGeneres ShowWhy Women KillAccess HollywoodGood Afternoon AmericaThe InsiderExtra with Billy Bush, and Home & Family.

Born Name

Peta Jane Murgatroyd

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Nick Name


Peta Murgatroyd 2014

Peta Murgatroyd 2014

Sun Sign


Born Place

Auckland, New Zealand


Los Angeles, California, United States


New Zealander

New Zealander



Professional Dancer, Choreographer

Dance Style



  • Siblings – She has a brother.
  • Others – Aleksandr “Sasha” Chmerkovskiy (Father-In-Law), Larisa Chmerkovskaya (Mother-In-Law), Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Brother-In-Law) (Professional Dancer), Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy (Sister-In-Law) (Dancer, Choreographer)


Peta Murgatroyd has been signed with Persona PR, Public Relations Agency, Hollywood, California, United States.

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth had been $400 Thousand.




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


56 kg or 123.5 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Peta Murgatroyd has dated –

  1. Damian Whitewood – Australian dancers Peta and Damian dated each other for long five years in the past.
  2. Maksim Chmerkovskiy (2012-2013; 2014-Present) – Peta dated Ukrainian dancer Maksim for 10 months from April 2012 to February 2013. He is 7 years her senior. They are dating ON and OFF since 2012. They again started dating in October 2014 and got engaged on December 5, 2015. Together, they have a son named Shai Aleksander who was born on January 4, 2017. On July 8, 2017, the couple got married at Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York.
  3. Brant Daugherty (2013) – After splitting with Maksim, Murgatroyd turned to American actor Brant Daugherty in September 2013 and they both dated until December 2013.
  4. James Maslow (2014) – Peta and James met on the set of the dancing show, Dancing With The Stars in January 2014 and started dating. They were partnered in the 18th season of this show. During their tenure of pairing on the show (which was until May 2014), they were RUMORed to be dating together.
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Peta Murgatroyd and James MaslowPeta Murgatroyd and James Maslow
Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color


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Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Peta is one of the tallest lady pro dancers.
  • Killer legs


36-25-34 in or 91.5-63.5-87 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU) or 10 (UK)

Peta Murgatroyd height

Peta Murgatroyd height

Best Known For

Appearing as a dance partner/choreographer on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars since 2011.

First Film

In 2019, she made her first film appearance by playing the role of Faith Turley in the romantic comedy film Faith, Hope & Love. She co-starred in the film alongside Robert Krantz, Michael Richards, Corbin Bernsen, Natasha Bure, and Ed Asner.

First TV Show

Murgatroyd first appeared in ABC’s reality dance competition show, Dancing with the Stars in 2011 in its season 13.

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Personal Trainer

Being a pro dancer, her biggest all-time way to achieve fitness is dancing.

She has also used Freshology’s Getslim with the Stars diet program before the start of DWTS to look more fit in the show.

She drinks plenty of water and this is one of the reasons for her glowing skin. Peta also drinks lots of water before her performance on stage. She also eats those fruits, which have more water content in them such as watermelon, pineapple, and berries, etc. You may want to see the dancer’s diet.

Peta Murgatroyd during 2013 Espy AwardsPeta Murgatroyd during 2013 Espy Awards
Peta Murgatroyd during 2013 Espy Awards

Peta Murgatroyd Facts

  1. She was born in New Zealand but relocated to Australia when she was just 18 months old.
  2. Peta considers herself an Australian rather than a New Zealander. So, we can call her an Aussie dancer.
  3. Peta is trained in classical ballet. She started taking ballet lessons at the age of four.
  4. She is the winner of Dancing With The Stars season 14 when she was partnered with Donald Driver.
  5. She is the co-founder of The Murgalo.
  6. Peta received formal training for 12 years from Madame Lubov Nikonorenko (former principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet).
  7. She joined Burn the Floor in 2004 and in the later years, she became its lead female dancer.
  8. She didn’t attend season 30 of Dancing with the Stars as a pro dancer because of her personal reasons. She also missed attending seasons 21, 23, 26, and 27 of DWTS.
  9. She became a US citizen on October 10, 2019.
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