Dancing with the Stars: Karina Smirnoff
Born in Ukraine, Karina Smirnoff began ballet lessons when she was five. At nine, Smirnoff began ballroom dancing. The family moved to the U.S. when she was 12.
Smirnoff has also had gymnastics, figure skating and piano training. Smirnoff is no dancing dimwit. She went on to Fordham University and graduated with a double major in economics and information system programming. She intended to study law, but instead decided to become a professional dancer.
Smirnoff is the first woman to ever make the British Professional Final with three different partners.
• Five-time U.S. National Champion
• World Trophy Champion
• Asian Open Champion
BIRTH DATE: 2 January 1978 (Capricorn)
- Mario Lopez (Season 3)-Finished second.
- Billy Ray Cyrus (Season 4)
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Season 5)
- Mario (Season 6)
- Rocco DiSpirito (Season 7)
- Steve Wozniak (Season 8 )
- Aaron Carter (Season 9)
CURRENT PARTNER: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
Posted on September 20, 2010, in Karina Smirnoff, Mike Sorrentino, Professional Dancers and tagged Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars Season 11, DWTS, DWTS cast, Mike Sorrentino, Reality TV, The Situation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.