|Nikita Kuzmin Quick Info
|5 ft 11 in
|Date of Birth
|December 23, 1997
Nikita Kuzmin is a Ukrainian-born Italian dancer and choreographer who rose to prominence by participating as a professional dancer on the fan-favorite British dance reality show Strictly Come Dancing (2021-Present) and its German version called Let’s Dance (2020).
- Mother – Natalia Kuzmin
- Siblings – Anastasia Kuzmina (Older Sister)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Nikita Kuzmin has dated –
- Nicole Wirt (2016-2022) – The German professional dancer Nicole Wirt was in a romantic relationship with Kuzmin for nearly 5 years starting in 2016. As per reports, the duo split up amicably in 2022 in order to focus on their respective careers.
- Tilly Ramsay (2022) – RUMOR
- Molly Rainford (2022) – Nikita had a short-lived affair with the English actress and singer Molly Rainford in late 2022. The couple met on the set of the 20th season of Strictly Come Dancing.
- Charlie Backshall (2022-2023) – Starting in late December 2022, he began dating the Australian TikTok star and host of a s*x podcast called The Hotline, Charlie Backshall. The couple dated for a few months before calling it quits in 2023.
- Lauren Jaine (2023-Present) – He found love again in the arms of model Lauren Jaine in October 2023.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Ukrainian ancestry.
- Dimpled smile
- Wears earrings
- Tattoo on his arm
Nikita Kuzmin has endorsed or promoted brands such as –
- Christian Louboutin
- Hanged Empress
Nikita Kuzmin Facts
- While growing up, he idolized Jackie Chan and wanted to learn karate like him.
- Although he was born in Ukraine, Nikita immigrated to Italy with his family at the age of 9. Additionally, he also lived in Frankfurt, Germany for a few years starting from the age of 18.
- Like him, his sister Anastasia is also a professional dancer and has competed in the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing titled Ballando con le Stelle in the past.
- In 2021, Nikita joined Strictly Come Dancing during the show’s 19th season. In his first year, he was partnered with Gordon Ramsay‘s daughter, Tilly Ramsay and the pair reached the 6th place in the competition. The following year in 2022, he was paired with the Paralympian swimmer Ellie Simmonds and the duo made it to the 10th place on the show. In 2023, he was joined by the musical theater performer Layton Williams. The two made it as far as the 2nd place before getting eliminated from the show.
- He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager.
- Nikita has 6 Italian Championship titles in Latin and Ballroom Dancing to his name.
- In March 2022, he appeared on the popular talk show Lorraine and opened up about his concerns regarding the safety of his grandmother living back in Ukraine following Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country in February 2022. Later, he reunited with his grandmother, who escaped her war-torn homeland by traveling 5 miles on foot.
Nikita began learning dancing from the tender age of 4 years.
Featured Image by Nikita Kuzmin / Instagram