Dish of Salt: ‘Dancing' Star Steps Into ‘CSI: New York'

Dancing With the Stars” professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska has landed a guest starring role on “CSI: New York” she revealed to me yesterday during rehearsals for the “Dancing With the Stars” tour.

“I’m playing a dance teacher and I’m one of the suspects.”

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This role on the CBS drama will be Edyta’s first major acting gig. “I am suspected to be a murderer to kill a guy and chop him into pieces.”

Both Edyta and her dancer husband, Alec Mazo, have been working on their acting careers during downtime from the show.

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“We have been both taking acting classes every time we could when we have been off the show. This is something that besides dancing I enjoy the most. I know getting into acting is very tough but if I have a little chance to do it I’m really happy and I really have a great time doing it.”

Alec has a small role in the upcoming Brad Pitt flick, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” as one of Cate Blanchett’s lovers.

They both have high hopes for more acting gigs, but for now they’re excited about going out on the 38 city “Dancing With the Stars” tour which kicks off December 17 in San Diego.

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