Iveta was born in Lithuania, and moved to the US in 1997. She’s been training in Ballroom since the age of five when her mum, a school teacher, took her to a dance class to try and tire her out. When she saw the costumes she knew she wanted to stay. Iveta loves dancing but also loves the glamour too so she’s in the right place with Strictly!
As well as being an accomplished Ballroom dancer, she is also trained in Latin, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Iveta was a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance in the US and went on to be a lead dancer in Dancing with the Stars, Live in Las Vegas.
Iveta has a very impressive track record; she is two times World Professional Ten Dance Champion, five times U.S National & North American Professional Ten Dance Champion, four times U.S National Classical Showdance Champion and two times World Classical Showdance Finalist.
Iveta loves drawing and has created her own costumes. She used to want to be a costume designer.
2 Times World Champion. 5 Times US & North American Champion. SYTYCD S8. Pro Dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. Owner of Arthur Murray Manhattan 5th Av studio