Valerio La Pietra
Valerio was born into a dance family and began dancing at his parents’ school in Italy. He has competed for more than 15 years; winning a number of major Dancesport medals across North America and Europe. On retiring from competition, Valerio performed all over the world as part of the prestigious touring dance company Burn the Floor and then as a lead in the cruising stage show Legally Blonde. After completing his first season as a pro-latin dancer on Italy’s version of Dancing with the Stars, Valerio joined a UK Tour with Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev. Valerio is excited to be a part of the cast of Heartbeat of Home.