Name: Peta Jane Murgatroyd
Born: July 14, 1986
Occupation: Professional dancer and choreographer
Peta Murgatroyd was born on July 14, 1986 in Auckland, New Zealand. Relocating to Australia when she was just 18 months old, Peta was raised by her family in Perth.
Peta was in a serious relationship with professional ballroom dancer Damian Whitewood for five years. She was also in relationships with actor Brant Daugherty (2013) and singer James Maslow (2014). Peta is presently engaged to dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (2016).
Her dancing career started when she was just four years old. She started studying classical ballet at the young age and was trained under Madame Lubov Nikonorenko, a former principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet, for 12 years. Peta would also learn ballroom dancing.
After honing her dance craft, Peta immediately became a force to be reckoned with. Peta is the Australian State Champion, placed second in the Great World City Championships, semi-finalist in the Lion City Championships and finalist in the Australian Open Championships.
Due to her success, Peta was noticed by the entertainment industry. In 2004, Peta became a cast member for Burn the Floor and toured around the world with the group for six years. By 2009, she became the lead female dancer. In 2011, she would hit television sets worldwide by joining the cast of the reality dance competition series “Dancing with the Stars.” Peta became a dance troupe member in season 12 and then became a regular member of the professional cast in 2013. She has starred in every season since then, except for season 21.
In 2015, Peta suffered a serious injury and had to sit out for season 21 of DWTS. She experienced an ankle injury that saw her tear four ligaments and have a floating piece of bone in her ankle. It was a trying time for the young professional dancer.
Peta would turn into a regular performer for the hit broadway show “Sway: A Dance Trilogy.”
We estimate that Peta Murgatroyd’s net worth is $400,000 (2016).
So how much is $400,000 really?
$400,000 could buy you tuition to one of the world’s leading dance schools to learn ballet, ballroom or tap. $400,000 could also buy you hundreds of copies of all seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.”