Elena Grinenko

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Date of Birth December 14, 1976
Place of Birth Russia
Age 44 years old
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Elena Grinenko is a professional ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. She is best known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars.

About Elena Grinenko

National and World title holder as a professional ballroom dancer who is seen on the ABC series Dancing With the Stars. She owns a ballroom dance studio in Los Angeles County, California.

Before Fame

She grew up in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to the US when she was 21 years old.


She and her partner Tony Dovolani became undefeated U.S. and World Rhythm Champions.

Family Life

She has a younger sister of almost 20 years named Anastasia Grinenko. Her parents Lubov and Yuriy Grinenko divorced when Elena was a teenager. She married Rib Hillis whom she met through ABC while he was working on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They have sons named Magnus Zander Hillis and Odin Harley Hillis.


She was paired with former NBA star Clyde Drexler for season four of Dancing With the Stars.

Information related to Elena Grinenko

  • U.S. National Dancesport Champions (Professional Rhythm)
  • Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 3) - Season three of Dancing With the Stars premiered on September 12, 2006 and ended November 15, 2006. The number of couples competing expanded to eleven from the ten in the previous season.
  • Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 4) - Season four of Dancing with the Stars premiered on March 19, 2007 and concluded on May 22, 2007.
  • Russian ballroom dancers
  • Russian female dancers
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Latest information about Elena Grinenko updated on March 07, 2021.

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