Last updated 10th December 2018
is a new professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.
However, Luba’s been part of the Strictly family since 2016 when she joined the uber talented team as an assistant choreographer.
As well as making her Strictly debut as one of the new pro dancers this year, Luba has toured the globe with hit show, ‘Burn the Floor’.
This year Luba will be taking to the Strictly floor with celebrity partner Boyzone’s Shane Lynch in Strictly’s Children In Need Special
Plus, she’s worked on Kevin and Karen Clifton’s dance tour and was the leading lady in Giovanni Pernice’s ‘Dance is Life’ and ‘Born to Win’ tours.
On joining Strictly, Luba said, “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!”
Learn all about Luba’s glittering dancing achievements below
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28 years old (born 1990)
Somewhere in Russia!
Erm, this is a tricky one. Let’s just say there’s plenty of speculation surrounding Luba’s love life.
Dancer and choreographer, Luba studied dance in Italy and has achieved many accolades throughout her career. She’s an Italian Open Latin Show Dance champion and four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship. She was a finalist in the Latin European Championship and came a respectable second in the European 10 Dance Championships. And like many of her fellow Strictly professional dancers, she’s toured the world extensively as part of the hit Broadway and West End show, ‘Burn the Floor’. And did you know she’s also fluent in three languages? You do now.
Would you Adam and Eve it? It’s only one of Strictly’s many resident charmers, Giovanni Pernice.
Note to self: must ask Luba what her favourite dance is.
Believe it or not, Luba joined Strictly in 2016 as an assistant choreographer. She’s been busy behind the scenes helping to create some of those memorable routines we all love, as well as performing as a back-up dancer in the Group Dances and the Blackpool specials. This year she’ll be one of the pros dancing in the Group Dances, just like she did for the 2018 Launch Show.
Well, plenty of the pro dancers which she’ll continue to do this year. However, she’s yet to get her own celeb to put through their paces on the dance floor and compete for the coveted glitter ball trophy.
You have to be in it to win it, and to put it bluntly, she ain’t in it. Luba will have to wait for her own celeb partnering before she can have a shot at the Strictly title.
Not that we know of but anything could happen this series.
Find out more about Luba’s dancing profile on her official BBC Strictly Come Dancing profile page.
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