Meet Iveta Lukosiute

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Meet Iveta Lukosiute

Iveta new1Iveta moved to New York in 2003 to form a professional partnership with Gherman Mustuc. Aside from dancing with Gherman, she coaches other 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 where they personally train all of their instructors and travel around the world performing in shows and coaching top couples.Iveta-water-TE-2

Iveta  Lukosiute and Gherman Mustuc are both very accomplished dancers and have won several titles together including:

-2 time 10 dance world champions

-5 time US National & North American Professional ten dance champions

-4 time US national professional classical showdance champions

-2 time world professional classical showdance finalists

She 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 “Strictly Come Dancing”.

Iveta has also performed at several major corporate events for companies such as CANNON, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Mattel, and has also performed  and been invited a guest teacher at several major universities including  Princeton, Penn State, Yale, and Harvard.

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. As her dancing began to develop, Iveta’s passion for the arts grew and she also began to study art, painting and photography intensively with several different artists in Lithuania and then later on in Chicago.  At  the young age of 17,  Iveta moved to the US with her mother and settled in Chicago where she continued to train with top coaches and also began her teaching career at the age of 18. She then found a partner started competing as an amateur in major competitions across the country and steadily placed top 3 in all of them.  While in Chicago, she trained at the Joel Hall Dance Center and studied classical ballet, jazz and modern dance while continuing to train and compete in ballroom and latin. During this time Iveta used her skills in art to start designing her own gowns. She currently designs latin and ballroom gowns for herself and other top competitors and students. You can book a ballroom dancing lesson at Iveta and Gherman’s Arthur Murray Manhattan here!


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