After joining the Strictly pro team in 2018, Luba Mushtuk is joining the main cast.
Find out more about the new Strictly professional below.
Name: Luba Mushtuk
Celebrity partner: James Cracknell
Bio: The Russian-born dancer is already part of the Strictly family, but now she will join the line-up of pro dancers.
Luba Mushtuk has been an assistant choreographer for Strictly Come Dancing since 2016, contributing to a number of group routines. She was also part of the Strictly Come Dancing Live tour, and has performed on both Giovanni Pernice’s and Kevin and Karen Clifton’s tours.
Like another of the new pro dancers, Graziano Di Prima, she has also worked extensively with the international dance show Burn The Floor.
Luba is a four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship and Italian Open Latin Show Dance champion. She was ranked second in the European 10 Dance Championships and was a finalist in the Latin European Championship.
She says: “Words cannot express how thrilled I am to do what I love most on the greatest show on earth! I am super excited and so thankful for this priceless opportunity. I can’t wait to get started as a professional dancer on Strictly… bring on the sparkle!”