Retrieved from abc.com Professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska was born in Warsaw, Poland, and started dancing when she was 10 years old. She became a successful ballroom dancer in Poland and achieved a world-class status representing her country in international competitions all over the world. In addition to that she appeared in several Polish TV commercials and magazine ads. Sliwinska moved to America in 2000 to pursue her dance career. She met her husband, Alec Mazo, at a ballroom dance competition in Blackpool, England, and that launched a successful partnership on and off of the dance floor. They were four time US finalists and represented the USA at many international championships.