Karina Smirnoff



  • Birth Place: Kharkiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/02/1978, Capricorn
  • Profession: Professional dancer
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Karina Smirnoff Fast Facts:
  • At age 12, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family.
  • Studied ballet and figure skating before taking up ballroom dancing.
  • At Fordham, she majored in economics and information system programming. 
  • Has won numerous dance competitions, including the UK Open and the U.S. Open.
  • Coached Richard Gere in the 2004 film Shall We Dance? and also played a small role.
  • Posed nude for Playboy in May 2011.
  • Won season 13 of Dancing With the Stars with celebrity partner J.R. Martinez.
  • Karina Smirnoff Relationships:
  • Mario Lopez - Ex-significant Other
  • Slavik Kryklyvyy - Ex-significant Other
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • Brad Penny - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • College:
  • Fordham University, Bronx, NY

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