kids encyclopedia robot

Ksenia Zsikhotska facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Ksenia Zsikhotska
Born 11 August 1989 (1989-08-11) (age 32)
Occupation Dancer, Choreographer
Known for Dancing with the Stars (Irish series)

Ksenia Zsikhotska (Ukrainian: Ксенія Ціхоцька, sometimes romanised Zhikhotska; born 11 August 1989) is a Ukrainian dancer and choreographer. She is best known for her role as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars. She, alongside professional partner, Ryan McShane, were the 2016 United Kingdom & British Latin Professional Champions & British Show Dance Champions.

Early life

Zsikhotska was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She started folk dancing at the age of four and took up ballroom when she moved to United Kingdom with her mother.

Career

In 2015, Zsikhotska toured with Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole's A Night to Remember tour across the UK and Ireland.

In 2016, Zsikhotska and partner, Ryan McShane, were crowned United Kingdom & British Latin Professional Champions & British Show Dance Champions.

Television career

Got to Dance

In 2013, Zsihotska took part in the Sky One dance competition show, Got to Dance alongside partner, Ryan McShane. They received three gold stars from the judges and advanced to the next round before being eliminated.

Britain's Got Talent (series 8)

In 2014, Zsikhotska helped establish the ballroom dance group, Kings & Queens, alongside future Strictly Come Dancing professionals, Katya Jones and Neil Jones as well as her future Dancing with the Stars fellow-professionals, Ryan McShane and Kai Widdrington. Kings & Queens reached the semi-finals of the series before being eliminated.

Dancing with the Stars Ireland

In 2017, Zsikhotska was announced as one of the professional dancers for the first series of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with singer, Dayl Cronin. Cronin and Zsikhotska made it all the way to the semifinals of the competition before being eliminated and finishing in 4th place.

In 2018, Zsikhotska was partnered with RTÉ broadcaster, Marty Morrissey. Despite receiving low scores throughout their time on the show, the couple made it all the way to week 8 of the competition, finishing in seventh place.

In 2019, Zsikhotska was partnered with Ireland and Munster Rugby player, Peter Stringer. The couple made it to week 8 of the competition; marking the second year in a row that Zsikhotska finished in seventh place.

Series Partner Place
1 Dayl Cronin 4th
2 Marty Morrissey 7th
3 Peter Stringer 7th

Series 1

Dayl Cronin; Average: 25.5; Place: 4th
Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Redmond Barry Benson
1 Charleston / "My Way" 7 8 8 23 No elimination
2 No dance performed - - - -
3 Tango / "Drag Me Down" 6 6 7 19 Safe
4 Jive / "Footloose" 9 9 9 27 Safe
5 Viennese Waltz / "Iris" 8 9 9 26 Safe
6 Foxtrot / "Marvin Gaye" 7 8 7 22 Safe
7 Samba / "Quando quando quando" 5 6 6 17 No elimination
Switch-Up Week with Des Cahill
8 Contemporary Ballroom / "Hall of Fame" 9 9 10 28 Safe
9 Cha-cha-cha / "What Do You Mean?" 8 8 9 25 Bottom two
10 Paso Doble / "Bamboléo"
Ballroom Blitz / "The Ballroom Blitz"
9
Extra
9
5
9
Points
27
32
Safe
11 Rumba / "What About Now"
Quickstep / "Peroxide Swing"
9
8
10
9
9
9
28
26
Eliminated

Series 2

Marty Morrissey; Average: 13.3; Place: 7th
Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Redmond Barry Benson
1 Quickstep / "You're Such a Good Looking Woman" 3 4 5 12 No elimination
2 No dance performed - - - -
3 Cha-cha-cha / "I Got You (I Feel Good)" 2 2 4 8 Safe
4 American Smooth / "Pretty Irish Girl" 4 5 6 15 Safe
5 Charleston / "We No Speak Americano" 3 4 5 12 Safe
6 Quickstep / "L-O-V-E" 5 5 6 16 No elimination
Switch-Up Week with Rob Heffernan
7 Foxtrot / "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" 5 5 6 16 Safe
8 Rumba / "The Lady in Red" 5 5 6 16 Eliminated

Series 3

Peter Stringer; Average: 18.6; Place: 7th
Week No. Dance/Song Judges' score Total Result
Redmond Barry Benson
1 Salsa / "Come with Me" 5 5 6 16 No elimination
2 No dance performed - - - -
3 Quickstep / "Wake Me Up" 5 4 5 14 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Un Poco Loco" 6 7 7 20 Safe
5 Viennese Waltz / "A Thousand Years" 6 6 7 19 Safe
6 Quickstep / "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" 6 6 7 19 No elimination
Switch-Up Week with Johnny Ward
7 Charleston / "Pencil Full of Lead" 8 9 8 25 Safe
8 American Smooth / "New York, New York" 6 7 7 20 Eliminated

Personal life

Zsikhotska and professional partner, Ryan McShane were in a relationship previously.

kids search engine
Ksenia Zsikhotska Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.