Karina Smirnoff

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Karina Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff Get Smart premiere arrival.jpg
Born Karina Smirnova
(1978-01-02) January 2, 1978 (age 37)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Dancer

Karina Smirnoff (Ukrainian: Каріна Смірнова; Russian: Карина Смирнова; January 2, 1978)[1] is an Ukrainian-born American[2] professional ballroom dancer of Greek-Russian descent.[3] She is best known to the general public 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[4] and she is the first woman to also ever make the "British Professional Final" with three different partners.[5]

Early life[edit]

Karina Smirnoff was born in Kharkiv,[1] Ukrainian SSR, former Soviet Union,[2][4] and is of half Greek and half Russian descent.[3] At 11, she began competing in ballroom dancing.[6] She chose to pursue ballroom dancing. In 1993, Smirnoff immigrated to the United States.[2][7]

Education[edit]

Smirnoff attended multiple schools, including Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis and Christopher Columbus High School in The Bronx. She finally graduated from Bronx High School of Science. Smirnoff graduated from New York City's Fordham University with a double major in economics and information system programming.[4]

Career[edit]

Early in Smirnoff's dancing career, she and Roman Nabatov competed as an amateur couple for USA. They ended their dance partnership in January 1997.[8] Smirnoff soon after started dancing with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple for England; this partnership ended in July 1999. Immediately, Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff, in July 1999, entered a professional dance partnership, representing the U.S.A; the partnership ended in December 2000.[9] From January 2001 to September 2005, Smirnoff was in a dance partnership with Slavik Kryklyvyy and they represented the U.S.A; this partnership thus far is her most successful one. Kryklyvyy and Smirnoff earned numerous top titles and high ratings together.[10]

Smirnoff appeared in the 2004 film Shall We Dance as a dance instructor and was Stanley Tucci's dance partner.[11] She also released a fitness DVD, Shape Up With Karina Smirnoff.[12]

Her last professional partner recorded in competitions was Dmitri Timokhin representing Russia in October 2005. They won first place at the 2006 Grand-Prix Dynamo in Moscow.[13] They finished dancing together in June 2006.[14] Smirnoff was the project manager/director of a dancing event entitled "Day & Night", held on November 18, 2006 at the Hollywood & Highlands Grand Ballroom.[15] She guest starred as Madame Escajeda in an episode of Hannah Montana.[16] She is featured in a nude pictorial in the May 2011 American issue of Playboy magazine.[17]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Smirnoff was a performer on the third season of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars with celebrity partner Mario López. They finished in second place, losing to the team of Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. Smirnoff returned to the show on March 19, 2007 for Season 4, this time partnered with Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer and Hannah Montana star.[18] The pair was the seventh to be eliminated from the competition on May 8, 2007. Her partner for Season 5 of the show was current five-division world champion boxer, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. On October 16, 2007, Karina and Floyd were the fourth couple eliminated from competition and came in 9th place. She returned for Season 6, partnered with singer Mario and finished in 5th place. In Season 7, she was partnered with chef Rocco DiSpirito and they were the fourth pair to be eliminated with a finish of 9th place for the second time.

For the eighth season, Smirnoff's partner was Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak. They were eliminated in the fourth round on March 31, 2009, along with Holly Madison and her partner Dmitry Chaplin. For the ninth season, she was partnered with singer Aaron Carter. They were eliminated on November 10, 2009, placing fifth. In the eleventh season, she was partnered with The Situation from MTV's reality TV show Jersey Shore. They were eliminated in the fourth week. In the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars, she was partnered with movie star Ralph Macchio. They were eliminated in the semi-finals.

Smirnoff appeared on the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with All My Children actor J. R. Martinez. Smirnoff and Martinez ended up winning the competition against Rob Kardashian and his partner Cheryl Burke & Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough. This was the first time Smirnoff had advanced to the finals since her inaugural season in season 3 with Mario López. For the fourteenth season of Dancing With The Stars, Karina was partnered with singer Gavin DeGraw. They were eliminated in week 5. For the fifteenth season, she was partnered with season four winner, Apolo Anton Ohno and ended up placing 5th. For the sixteenth season, she is partnered with NFL star Jacoby Jones. Smirnoff became injured when she was performing a flip with partner Jones during rehearsals for their week 9 Lindy hop. The couple was able to reach finals but came in third place losing to Zendaya and Kellie Pickler who took second and first place respectively. For season 17 she was partnered with former High School Musical actor Corbin Bleu and landed in second place behind Amber Riley and Derek Hough. For season 18, she was partnered with former NHL player Sean Avery. They were the second couple eliminated in a double elimination on Week 2. This marked Smirnoff's earliest exit of the competition. For season 19 she was paired with UFC fighter and actor Randy Couture. They were eliminated in week 3, finishing in 11th place.

Performances[edit]

Season Partner Place
3 Mario Lopez 2nd
4 Billy Ray Cyrus 5th
5 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 9th
6 Mario 5th
7 Rocco DiSpirito 9th
8 Steve Wozniak 10th
9 Aaron Carter 5th
11 Mike Sorrentino 9th
12 Ralph Macchio 4th
13 J. R. Martinez 1st
14 Gavin DeGraw 9th
15 Apolo Anton Ohno 5th
16 Jacoby Jones 3rd
17 Corbin Bleu 2nd
18 Sean Avery 11th
19 Randy Couture 11th

With Mario Lopez (Season 3) 27.6[edit]

Week Dance(s)/Song Carrie Ann's
Score
Len's
Score
Bruno's
Score
Result
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Walkin' on the Sun" 9 8 9 Safe
2 Quickstep/"Do Your Thing" 7 6 8 Safe
3 Tango/"What You Waiting For?" 8 6 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble/"Cancion Del Mariachi" 10 9 10 Safe
5 Rumba/"The Way You Look Tonight" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Mambo/"Ran Kan Kan"
Disco/"Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"
9
No
9
Scores
10
Given
No Elimination
7 Foxtrot/"I Wanna Be Loved by You"
Jive/"Shake a Tail Feather"
10
9
9
9
10
9
Safe
8
Quarter Finals
Waltz/"Dark Waltz"
Samba/"Superstition"
9
10
9
9
10
10
Bottom Two
9
Semi-Finals
Tango/"Whatever Lola Wants"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Bad"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Safe
10
Finals
Samba/"Sir Duke"
Paso Doble/"Cancion Del Mariachi"
Freestyle/"It Take Two"
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
Runner-Up

With Billy Ray Cyrus (Season 4) 19.0[edit]

Week Dance(s)/Song(s) Carrie Ann Inaba Len Goodman Bruno Tonioli Result
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"I Want My Mullet Back" 5 4 4 No elimination
2 Quickstep/"Ring of Fire" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Tango/"Rock the Casbah" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Paso Doble/"Black Betty" 7 7 7 Safe
5 Rumba/"What's Love Got to Do with It?" 6 6 5 Safe
6 Jive/"I Love to Boogie"
Swing/"Rock This Town"
7
No
7
Scores
7
Given
Safe
7 Waltz/"Play Me"
Samba/"Living in America"
5
7
6
7
6
7
Bottom Two
8
Quarter Finals
Foxtrot/"Stand by Your Man"
Mambo/"My Way"
7
6
6
7
5
7
Eliminated

With Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (Season 5) 20.8[edit]

Week Dance/Song Carrie Ann Inaba Len Goodman Bruno Tonioli Result
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"The Way You Move" 6 6 6 Safe
2 Quickstep/"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Jive/"Mess Around" 7 7 7 Bottom Two
4 Paso Doble/"Captain from Castille" 7 8 8 Eliminated

With Mario (Season 6) 25.4[edit]

Week Dance(s)/Song(s) Carrie Ann Len Bruno Result
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Request Line" 8 8 8 No elimination
2 Quickstep/"Valerie" 9 8 9 Safe
3 Tango/"El Tango de Roxanne" 7 6 8 Last to be called safe
4 Paso Doble/"Higher Ground" 8 7 9 Safe
5 Samba/"A-Tisket, A-Tasket" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Rumba/"Let's Get It On"
Country Western/"Cotton-Eyed Joe"
9
No
9
Scores
10
Given
Bottom Two
7 Foxtrot/"I'm Your Man"
Mambo/"Mambo a la Sandoval"
8
9
8
9
8
9
Safe
8
Quarter Finals
Viennese Waltz/"If I Ain't Got You"
Jive/"Little Bitty Pretty One"
9
9
9
8
9
9
Eliminated

With Rocco DiSpirito (Season 7) 17.8[edit]

Week Dance(s)/Song(s) Carrie Ann Inaba's
Score
Len Goodman's
Score
Bruno Tonioli's
Score
Result
1 Foxtrot/"Stray Cat Strut"
Mambo/"La Comay"
5
7
4
7
5
7
Safe
2 Rumba/"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" 5 6 5 Safe
3 Viennese Waltz/"What's New Pussycat?" 7 7 6 Safe*
4 Samba/"I Go to Rio" 6 6 6 Eliminated
  • Would have been eliminated but wasn't due to Misty May-Treanor's injury and forcing her to withdraw from the competition.

With Steve Wozniak (Season 8) 13.0[edit]

Week Dance/Song Carrie Ann Inaba Len Goodman Bruno Tonioli Result
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" 5 4 4 No elimination
2 Quickstep/"Oh, Boy!" 6 5 6 Dance off
3 Samba/"Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)" 4 3 3 Safe
4 Argentine Tango/"Cite Tango" 4 4 4 Eliminated

With Aaron Carter (Season 9) 24.0[edit]

Week Dance(s)/Song(s) Carrie Ann Len/Baz Bruno Result
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Beggin'"
Viennese Waltz/"I Am Your Man"
7
Awarded
8
10
7
Points
Safe
2 Quickstep/"The Muppet Show Theme Song" 9 9* 9 Safe
3 Rumba/"Spotlight" 8 6 7 Safe
4 Lambada/"Dr. Beat" 6 6 6 Bottom Two
5 Argentine Tango/"Epoca" 8 8 8 Bottom Two
6 Waltz/"Three Times a Lady"
Mambo Marathon/"Ran Kan Kan"
8
Awarded
9
8
8
Points
Safe
7 Jive/"We're Not Gonna Take It"
Paso Doble/"I Hate Myself for Loving You"
9
8
10
8
10
8
Bottom Two
8
Quarter Finals
Foxtrot/"Lucky"
90's Samba/"Two Princes"
7
9
8
9
8
9
Eliminated

Season 11 – Celebrity partner: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino; Season average: 16.2; placed 9th

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Break Your Heart" 5 5 5 Safe
2 Quickstep / "Americano" 6 6 6 Last to be called safe
3 Foxtrot / "Boom Boom Pow" 7 6 7 Safe
4* Argentine Tango / "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" 4
6
4
5
4
5
Eliminated
  • As part of acoustic music/double-scoring week, the judges had to give scores for both technical and performance.

Season 12 – Celebrity partner: Ralph Macchio; Season average: 23.4; placed 4th

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Jive / "Nobody But Me" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Rumba / "Stay Gold" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Waltz / "Romeo and Juliet" 8 8 9 Safe
5 Samba / "Sweet Home Alabama" 8 7 7 Safe
6 Paso Doble / "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" 8 8 8 Last to be called safe
7 Quickstep / "Pencil Full of Lead" *9 / 10 8 9 Safe
Team Cha-cha-cha / "Born This Way" *8 / 8 7 7
8 Viennese Waltz / "Maybe I, Maybe You" 8 8 9 Last to be called safe
Instant Cha-cha-cha / "Stuck in the Middle with You" 7 7 7
9 Argentine Tango / "Violentango" 8 9 8 Eliminated
Salsa / "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" 8 7 8
  • Additional scores for Week 7 were awarded by guest judge Donnie Burns.

Season 13 – Celebrity partner: J.R. Martinez; Season average: 26.4; placed 1st

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz / "Breakaway" 8 7 7 Safe
2 Jive / "Jump, Jive An' Wail!" 7 7 8 Safe
3 Rumba / "If You're Reading This" 9 8 9 Safe
4 Foxtrot / "Theme from The Pink Panther" 8 9 9 Safe
5 Samba / "Conga" 9 9 10 Safe
6 Quickstep / "Hot Honey Rag"
Group Broadway Dance / "Big Spender" & "Money Money"
10
No
9
Scores
10
Given
Safe
7 Tango / "Theme from Ghostbusters" 9 8 8 Safe
Team Tango / "Disturbia" 8 7 8
8 Waltz / "What the World Needs Now" 10 10 10 Safe
Instant Jive / "Tutti Frutti" 10 10 10
9 Paso Doble / "Theme from The Legend of Zorro" 8 7 8 Last to be called safe
Argentine Tango / "Bust Your Windows" 9 9 9
Cha-cha-cha Relay / "I Like How It Feels" Awarded 6 Points
10 Cha-cha-cha / "Let's Get Loud" 8 7 9 WINNERS
Freestyle / "Whine Up" 10 10 10
Jive / "Jump, Jive An' Wail!" Awarded 28 Points
Instant Samba / "Shake Your Bon-Bon" 10 10 10

Season 14 – Celebrity partner: Gavin DeGraw; Season average: 21.4; placed 9th

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "I Run to You" 7 6 7 No Elimination
2 Jive / "Real Wild Child" 7 7 7 Bottom Two
3 Rumba / "New York State of Mind" 8 8 8 Bottom Two
4 Tango / "Paint It, Black" 8 8 7 Safe
5 Samba / "Sweetheart from Venezuela"
Dance Duel Cha-cha-cha / "The Edge of Glory"
6
Lost
6
This
7
Event
Eliminated

Season 15 – Celebrity partner: Apolo Anton Ohno; Season average: 25.5; placed 5th

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Party Rock Anthem" 7.5 7 7.5 Safe
2 Quickstep / "Five Months, Two Weeks, Two Days" 8.5 8.0 8.0 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Fever" 9.0 8.0 8.5 Safe
4 Hip-Hop / "Poison" 8.5 9.0 8.5* / 8.5 Safe
5 Samba / "Give It to Me Baby"
Team Freestyle / "Call Me Maybe"
8.5
9.5
9.5
10.0
9.0
10.0
No Elimination
6 Viennese Waltz / "Skin (Sarabeth)"
Group Country Western / "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"
& "I Play Chicken with a Train"
10.0
No
10.0
Scores
10.0
Given
Last to be called Safe
7 Cha-cha-cha & Paso Doble / "Scream"
Swing Marathon / "Do Your Thing"
9.0
Awarded
9.0
6
9.0
Points
No Elimination
8 Tango / "Holding Out for a Hero"
Jive (Trio Challenge)* / "Greased Lightnin'"
10.0
9.5
9.5
9.5
10.0
10.0
Last to be called Safe
9 Jazz / "What You Waiting For?"
Rumba / "Man in the Mirror"
8.5
10.0
9.0
10.0
9.5
10.0
Eliminated
  • The additional score for Week 4 was awarded by guest judge Paula Abdul.
  • The dancer Ohno and Smirnoff chose for the Trio Challenge was Sasha Farber.

Season 16 – Celebrity partner: Jacoby Jones; Season average: 25.6; placed 3rd

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Good Feeling" 7 6 7 No Elimination
2 Jazz / "Five Guys Named Moe" 8 7 8 Safe
3 Prom Group Dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"
Rumba / "Stay"
Awarded
8
2
8
Points
8
Safe
4 Foxtrot / "Watching You" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Jive* / "Long Tall Sally" 9 8 9 Safe
6 Quickstep / "For Once in My Life"
Team Paso Doble / "Higher Ground"
8
7
7
8
8
7
Safe
7 Salsa / "Danza Kuduro"
Jive Dance Off / "Good Golly Miss Molly"
9
Lost
9
This
9
Event
Safe
8 Viennese Waltz / "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World"
Paso Doble (Trio Challenge)* / "La Virgen de la Macarena"
9
8
9
9
9
8
Last to be Called Safe
9 Argentine Tango / "Concierto Para Quinteto"
Lindy Hop / "Ding Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line"
10
10
10
9
10
10
Safe
10 Jive / "Shake It"
Cha-cha-cha Relay / "Treasure"
Freestyle / "Can't Hold Us"
Instant Salsa / "Aguanile"
9
awarded
9
10
9
2
9
10
9
points
9
10
Third Place

With Corbin Bleu (Season 17) 27.4[edit]

Season 17 – Celebrity partner: Corbin Bleu; Season average: 27.4; placed 2nd

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Contemporary / "If I Lose Myself" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Jive / "Kiss You" 9 8 9 Safe
3 Quickstep / "Diga Diga Doo" 9 8 9 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Zorongo" 9 9* 9 Safe
5 Foxtrot / "My Wish" 9 9 10 Safe
6 Viennese Waltz / "Theme from Game of Thrones"
Switch-Up Challenge / Various
8
Awarded
7
4
8
Points
Not eliminated
7 Cha-cha-cha / "Pumpin Blood"
Team Freestyle / "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)"
10
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
8 Argentine Tango / "Welcome to Burlesque"
Cha-cha-cha Dance-Off / "Woman's World"
9
Awarded
9*
3
9
Points
Safe
9 Waltz / "Apologize"
Jazz (Trio Challenge)* / "Yeah!"
9
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
10 Tango / "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)"
Rumba / "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" (acoustic version)
9
10
8/9*
10/10*
9
10
Safe
11 Quickstep / "Diga Diga Doo"
Samba Relay / "No Scrubs"
Freestyle / "Smooth Criminal"
Cha-cha-cha & Foxtrot / "All Night"
9
Awarded
10
9
9
5
10
9
9
Points
10
9
Runner Up

With Sean Avery (Season 18) 20.5[edit]

Season 18 – Celebrity partner: Sean Avery; Season average: 20.5; placed 11th

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Contemporary / "Somewhere Only We Know" 7 6 7 No Elimination
2 Salsa / "Dance Bailalo" 7 7 7 Eliminated

With Randy Couture (Season 19) 28.3[edit]

Season 19 – Celebrity partner: Randy Couture; Season average: 28.3; placed 11th

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "The Way You Look Tonight" 8 7 8 8 Safe
2 Cha-cha-cha / "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 7 7 7 7 Safe
3 Paso Doble / "Eye of the Tiger" 7 7 6 6 Eliminated

Personal life[edit]

Smirnoff grew up as an only child. Her parents own a liquor store in Staten Island. She has an American Staffordshire Terrier dog named Randy.[19]

Smirnoff dated her Dancing With the Stars season 3 partner Mario Lopez from 2006 to June 2008.[20] She subsequently began dating fellow Ukrainian Dancing With the Stars instructor Maksim Chmerkovskiy in the summer of 2008. They became engaged in December 2008, before breaking up in September 2009.[21]

In October 2009, Smirnoff began dating Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Penny. They became engaged in October 2010, [22] but ended the engagement in December 2011.[23]

Smirnoff became engaged to entrepreneur Jason Adelman in January 2015.[24] On March 11, 2015, both individuals announced that they had split and their engagement was off.[25][26]

In the past, Smirnoff has endorsed Bearpaw[27] and Lady Foot Locker.[28]

References[edit]

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  27. ^ BEARPAW Footwear (6 August 2012). "BEARPAW™ Partners With Karina Smirnoff And Launches New Boot". prnewswire.com. 
  28. ^ SD In HD: Karina Smirnoff, Lady Foot Locker. YouTube. 17 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Hines Ward & Kym Johnson
Dancing with the Stars (US) winner
Season 13 (Fall 2011 with J. R. Martinez)
Succeeded by
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd
Preceded by
Jerry Rice & Anna Trebunskaya

Zendaya & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Dancing with the Stars (US) runner up
Season 3 (Fall 2006 with Mario Lopez)

Season 17 (Fall 2013 with Corbin Bleu)

Succeeded by
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough

Preceded by
Kelly Monaco & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Dancing with the Stars (US) third place
Season 16 (Spring 2013 with Jacoby Jones)
Succeeded by
Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke
Preceded by
Brandy Norwood & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 12 (Spring 2011 with Ralph Macchio)
Succeeded by
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Preceded by
Jerry Springer & Kym Johnson

Cameron Mathison & Edyta Śliwińska

Lil' Kim & Derek Hough

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Billy Ray Cyrus)

Season 6 (Spring 2008 with Mario)

Season 9 (Fall 2009 with Aaron Carter)

Season 15 (Fall 2012 with Apolo Anton Ohno)

Succeeded by
Cameron Mathison & Edyta Śliwińska

Maurice Greene & Cheryl Burke

Niecy Nash & Louis Van Amstel

Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson