Anya Garnis, born in Russia on May 15, 1982, is a Latin dancer from New York City, and a finalist in 2007 of the American reality television show So You Think You Can Dance.
In 2001, Anya moved to the US with Pasha Kovalev to dance professionally. She was a top 20 finalist on So You Think You Can Dance, season 3, and went on to take part in the live tour. She was brought back to the program to take part as an all-star. Pasha and Anya were also the lead dancers in Burn the Floor. Anya was then the lead dancer in Dancing With the Stars Live in Las Vegas. Anya joined Pasha on the cast of Strictly Come Dancing as a pro for series 11 in 2013, partnered with Casualty actor Patrick Robinson. They reached the semi-finals, before losing the dance-off to Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev.
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Strictly Come Dancing television series, up to Series 11, week 12Link label