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Luda Kroitor is a salsa dancer from Australia. She is a five time world Salsa champion. She also won Australia's Dancing with the Stars twice.

Luda Kroitor
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Luda Kroitor, September 2009
OccupationTelevision personality and dancer
Notable credit(s)
Dancing with the Stars

Early lifeEdit

Kroitor was born in Moldova.[citation needed] She moved to Australia at ten years old.[1] At 10 years old she partnered with dancer Oliver Pineda.[2]


Kroitor is the former five time world Salsa champion with dance partner Oliver Pineda.[3][2] She is known for her role as dance instructor on Dancing with the Stars.[4] She rose to fame after winning Dancing with the Stars series 8, with her partner Luke Jacobz, who was an actor on Home and Away and McLeod's Daughters. She also won while partnered with singer Johnny Ruffo, in series 12.[4]

Kroitor also choreographed for Australia's So You Think You Can Dance.[1][2]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2012 Kroiter became engaged to Matt Wilson.[5] The couple had a daughter together in 2014.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Luda Kroitor". Yahoo7. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Wilder, Gabriel (2 October 2008). "Fiesta". Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Reigning Five Time World Salsa Champion". Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Johnny Ruffo cha cha's to victory". Sunshine Coast Daily. 17 June 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Luke congratulates partner Luda". 12 July 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  6. ^ "New Idea magazine on Twitter". Twitter. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
Preceded by
Chris Bath & Trenton Shipley
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) runner up
Season 4 (Early 2006 with Kostya Tszyu)
Succeeded by
Arianne Caoili & Carmello Pizzino
Preceded by
Fifi Box & Paul Green
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) runner up
Season 7 (Late 2007 with Anh Do)
Succeeded by
Paul Licuria & Eliza Campagna
Preceded by
Bridie Carter & Craig Monley
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) winner
Season 8 (2008 with Luke Jacobz)
Succeeded by
Adam Brand & Jade Hatcher
Preceded by
Manu Feildel & Alana Patience
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) winner
Season 12 (2012 with Johnny Ruffo)
Succeeded by
Cosentino & Jessica Raffa