- Moved to the United States with her family at the age of 2, and began dancing at 7.
- With dancing partner Pavel Pashkov, is a three-time U.S. amateur champion.
- Competed, along with Pashkov, on the PBS series America's Ballroom Challenge in 2008.
- Paired with actor Ted McGinley for the seventh season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
- Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, New York, United States