- 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.
- Brad Penny — Ex-fiancé
- Jason Adelman — Ex-fiancé
- Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Ex-fiancé
- Slavik Kryklyvyy — Ex-significant Other
- Mario Lopez — Ex-significant Other
- Fordham University, Bronx, New York, United States
- Birth Place: Kharkiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union
- Profession: Professional dancer
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