Karina Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American professional ballroom dancer of Ukrainian origins. She is known as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, winning the thirteenth season with army veteran and soap opera star J. R. Martinez. She's also won two runner-up titles, a semifinal title, and several quarterfinal titles. She is a five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion. Smirnoff has won the title at the UK Open, is a three-time champion at the US Open, two-time champion at the Asian Open, five-time champion at the Dutch Open, and five-time US National Professional Champion. She has taken second at the British Open Blackpool Dance Festival and she is the first woman to also ever make the "British Professional Final" with three different partners.
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Ukrianian-born professional ballroom dancer who won the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars alongside J.R. Martinez.
She began to practice ballet dancing at age five as well as practice gymnastics, aerobics, figure skating, ballroom dancing and piano.
She was in the May 2011 issue of Playboy magazine.
She dated Mario Lopez for two years, then the couple split in 2008. She and Lopez reached the finals in the third season of Dancing With the Stars. She later became engaged to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but they split in 2009. She was then engaged to Brad Penny until 2011 and later to Jason Adelman until 2015.
- Sportspeople with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- American ballroom dancers
- The Bronx High School of Science alumni
- Ukrainian emigrants to the United States
- Fordham University alumni
Latest information about Karina Smirnoff updated on May 07, 2021.