German dancer, dance coach, and choreographer who is best recognized for his work on the competition series Let's Dance. He is also known for sharing his dance related content through Instagram for his over 70,000 followers.
He first started dancing at the age of nine. He competed in several amateur dance championships and competitions throughout the 1990's. He then went on to study Latin and Standard dance in Romania.
He is known for having won the RTL Let's Dance competition during the fifth season with his partner Magdalena Brzeska.
While born in Kazakhstan, he moved to Germany at the age of three with his family where he was raised. His brother is also a dancer and trainer who specializes in ballroom.
On the seventh season of the competition series Let's Dance, he partnered up with model and social media star Lilly Becker.