Nikita Kuzmin Biography – Nikita Kuzmin Wiki
Nikita Kuzmin is a Ukrainian professional dancer and choreographer. He is best known for being a professional dancer on the BBC One dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. He is a six-time Italian Champion in Latin and Ballroom.
Nikita started dancing at the age of 4. Although he actually wanted to practice karate like his hero Jackie Chan, the call of the Ballroom had other plans. Nikita and his family moved from Ukraine to Italy when he turned 9 to support his sister’s dancing career, but it was also the start of his own success. Here he became a six-time Italian Champion in Latin and Ballroom, and later joined the German version of Strictly called Let’s Dance as a professional dancer.
The Latin and Ballroom champion has also achieved dancing success including; reaching the 2019 Semi-finals at WDSF North European Champ Adult Latin, the 2019 quarter-finals at German Closed, a 4th place at the 2018 Austrian Open WDSF RS, winning at the Thessaloniki Dance Festival WDSF Under 21, he was a quarter-finalist at 2018 German Closed and in 2018, he won a Silver medal at the WDSF DanceComp under 21 Latin.
During his youth career, Nikita danced with partner Arianna Favaro in Italy. The partnership later ended and Nikita found a new partner Nicole Wirt in Germany and moved to Germany at the age of 18. Nikita started his professional dancing career in 2020 on Let’s Dance. In September 2021, he made his debut on Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with TV and social media star Tilly Ramsay.
Nikita Kuzmin Strictly Come Dancing
Professional dancer and choreographer Nikita Kuzmin joined the Pro line-up for Strictly Come Dancing in 2021, partnering with TV and social media star Tilly Ramsay.
Nikita Kuzmin Age
He was born on December 23, 1997, in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is 24 years old (2022).
Nikita Kuzmin Strictly Come Dancing Partner
In 2021 Nikita Kuzmin partnered with Tilly Ramsay, a renowned chef, TV presenter, and social media influencer. Both made their debut on Strictly Come Dancing in September 2021. In September 2021, Nikita posted on his Instagram writing: “OMG! YESSS! [Tilly Ramsay] so happy to be partnered together! Can’t wait to show what we are preparing for you! @bbcstrictly”
Nikita Kuzmin Girlfriend
Who is Nikita Kuzmin’s girlfriend? The 24-year-old pro dancer is dating long-term girlfriend Nicole Wirt. Nicole is a professional dancer currently based in Frankfurt, Germany. The couple was previously dance partners.
Nikita Kuzmin Family
The dancer has an older sister known as Anastasia Kuzmina. His sister is also a professional dancer and has appeared in the Italian version of “Let’s Dance” “Ballando con le stelle”. Nikita and Anastasia have been able to take the coveted trophy home together. His family moved to Italy from Ukraine when he was nine to support his sister’s dancing career.
Nikita Kuzmin Diabetes
Does Nikita Kuzmin have diabetes? He has been battling Type 1 diabetes from a very young age. Type 1 diabetes causes blood sugar levels to get too high because the body does not make enough insulin to control the amount of glucose in the blood. The illness can be inherited, while some viruses contribute to the onset of type 1 diabetes, which can appear suddenly in adults, as well as in children.
Symptoms might include: Increased thirst, Frequent urination, Bed-wetting in children who previously didn’t wet the bed during the night, Extreme hunger, Unintended weight loss, Irritability and other mood changes, Fatigue and weakness and Blurred vision.
In 2021, Strictly Come Dancing fans with diabetes reacted with delight after spotting professional dancer Nikita Kuzmin wearnig a blood glucose monitor. The Libre device on Nikita’s arm is used to control the life-long illness type 1 diabetes, which causes a wide range of symptoms from fatigue to vision problems.
One Strictly fan tweeted: “Thank you, Nikita, for displaying your Libre sensor! As a fellow T1 diabetic, these devices are gamechangers and to see a celeb wearing one is normalising their use.”
While another said: “First time I’ve cried when someone’s left #strictly. Tilly and Nikita have been delightful to watch and seeing Nikita show off his diabetes Libre sensor has just made me love him even more.”
Nikita Kuzmin Height
How tall is Nikita Kuzmin? The Ukrainian dancer stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 m) tall.
Nikita Kuzmin Instagram
His Instagram handle is @nikita__kuzmin.