Hailing from Dublin, Tristan’s hoping the luck of the Irish will help him win the Strictly Glitterball this year. Specialising in both ballroom and latin, Tristan was All Ireland Dance Champion in 2000.
In 2015 Tristan is delighted to be partnering Singer and Loose Women presenter Jamelia.
Learn all about Tristan and Iveta’s dancing achievements, view photos & merchandise plus their latest news below
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Following 3 successful years on hit US TV show Dancing with the Stars Tristan Macmanus joined the Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancers in 2014, partnering Mrs Brown’s Boys actress, Jennifer Gibney
Tristan had partnered celebrities including Pamela Anderson, Nancy Grace, Gladys Knight, Dorothy Hamill and Valerie Harper in the US.
This year Tristan is partnering Jamelia. British R&B singer and TV personality, Jamelia presents on ITV’s Loose Women.
Tristan began dancing in his hometown of Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland before moving on to compete around Europe, eventually winning numerous Juvenile, Junior and Amateur competitions.
After appearing in an uncredited dance role in the 2004 movie Ella Enchanted, Tristan found his feet on the stage and appeared in many successful shows including Simply Ballroom; After a successful tour in London and Las Vegas, went on to Australia and America where he toured as a featured dancer with Burn The Floor and Floorplay.
After numerous world tours and a year teaching Ballroom and Latin dancing in Boston, he returned to Europe to join the cast of Dirty Dancing as Dance Captain. He then went on to do a second stint in London’s West End
In 2014 Tristan married Australian model & actress Tahyna Tozzi
Photo © ABC
Learn more about Tristan’s dancing profile on his official BBC Strictly Come Dancing profile page.
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 Lukosiute made her Strictly Come Dancing debut in 2012 dancing with Johnny Ball. In 2013 Iveta partnered TV star Mark Benton then in 2014 former Rugby player & model Thom Evans.
Iveta moved to New York in 2003, she coaches competitive dancers in New York and around the World. Iveta’s hard work and devotion to the arts has made her an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and designer. She currently co-owns Arthur Murray Manhattan with her partner Gherman Mustuc.
Iveta Lukosiute began learning the art of ballroom dance in her native country Lithuania at the age of 6 where she was accepted as a student at the prestigious “Zuvedra” Ballroom Dance School. She danced for pop groups, concerts and festivals throughout the Country, and appeared in several music videos.
Iveta has appeared on PBS “Ballrooms Best”, FOXʼS “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” season 8, MTV’s “The Seven”, ABC’s “THE VIEW”, and was also a featured dancer on the film “Musical Chairs”. More recently, she was cast as a dancer for the Show DWTS Live in Vegas and on the TV Show & Live Tour 2013
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