Karina Smirnoff

  • Karina Smirnoff Karina born Smirnova 
  • Ukrainian: Карiна Смiрнова
  • Russian: Кapинa Cмиpнoвa
  • born January 2, 1978

is a Ukrainian  professional ballroom dancer. She is best known for her appearances on Dancing with the Stars, where she was a runner-up title, a title in the semifinals, and several titles of the quarterfinals. Smirnoff eventually became champion professional partner in the thirteenth season as she was with the veterans of the Army and soap opera star JR Martinez.
Karina Smirnoff
It is also five times U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Open Champion of Asia. Smirnoff won the British Open title, is a three-time champion in U.S. Open twice Asia Open champion, five time winner of the Dutch Open, five time national champion American professional. She ranked second in the world and was second in the Festival of the right of British dance Blackpool. It is also the first woman ever "final British professional," with three different partners.

Karina Smirnoff was born in Kharkiv Smirnova, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, January 2, 1978. When I was five, she began taking ballet lessons, followed by gymnastics, aerobics, figure skating, ballroom dancing and decided to continue the piano.She ballroom. In 1992, Smirnoff emigrated to the United States.
Smirnoff attended Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis, MO and Columbus High School in New York and the Bronx School of Science before attending Fordham University, where she took her interest in dancing again. Smirnoff graduated from Fordham University with a double major in economics and information system programming.During college, Smirnoff goal was to go to law school and become a lawyer. But later we found a dance school in Brooklyn, New York, and after some time it became his profession of dance.

At the beginning of Smirnoff dance career, she and Roman Nabatov competed as a pair of fans in the U.S.. That ended their dance partnership in January 1997.Smirnoff shortly after the dance began with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple in England, the partnership ended in July 1999. Immediately, Louis van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff, in July 1999, an association of professional dance, representing the United States, the partnership ended in December 2001 to January 2000.From September 2005, Smirnoff was in a partnership dancing with Slavik Kryklyvyy and represented the United States, this partnership to date is his greatest success. Kryklyvyy Smirnoff and won numerous titles in the top and high marks overall.

His last professional partner Dmitry had been stored in Timokhin competitions representing Russia in October 2005. They won first place in the 2006 Grand-Prix Dynamo Moscow.They ready to dance together in June 2006.Smirnoff was a Project Manager / Director of Dance event called "Day & Night", which was held November 18, 2006, Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.She presents nude pictorial in Playboy magazine in May 2011.

Smirnoff was an interpreter of the third season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrity partner Mario Lopez. They finished second, losing to the team of Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. Smirnoff returned to the show March 19, 2007 for season four, this time in partnership with Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer and Hannah Montana star.The pair became the seventh to be eliminated from the competition May 8, 2007. His partner in Season 5 of the show was being five division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. On October 16, 2007, Karina and Floyd in the fourth couple eliminated from the competition and is the ninth of the space. She returned for season 6, partnered with singer Mario and ending on the fifth space. In season 7, she was a collaboration with the Chief Rocco DiSpirito and were the fourth couple to be removed with a finish of ninth space for the second time.

For the eighth season, Smirnoff partner of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak. They were eliminated in second round March 31, 2009, with Holly Madison Dmitry Chaplin and his partner. For the ninth season, it was a collaboration with singer Aaron Carter. They were kidnapped Nov. 10, 2009, ranking fifth. In the eleventh season, it was a collaboration with Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, television MTV reality show Jersey Shore. They were eliminated in the fourth week. In the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars, she was working with Ralph Macchio movie star. They were eliminated in the semifinals.

Smirnoff appeared on the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, where she was with all my children actors JR Martinez. Smirnoff and Martinez ended up winning the competition with Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian Kardashian to follow fame. Smirnoff was the first time was advanced to the finals since its first season to season 3 with Mario Lopez, where she ironically lost Burke.


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