Karina Smirnoff

Born Jan 2, 1978

"Karina" is a Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer. 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 runner-up title, a semi-final title, and several quarter final titles. She is a five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, and Asian Open Champion.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on January 2, 1978.


1998 20 Years Old Smirnoff soon after started dancing with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple for England; this partnership ended in July 1999. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old Her last professional partner recorded in competitions was Dmitri Timokhin representing Russia in October 2005. … Read More
2006 28 Years Old Smirnoff dated her Dancing With the Stars season 3 partner Mario Lopez from 2006 to June 2008.
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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. … Read More


2008 30 Years Old 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. In October 2009, Smirnoff began dating Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Penny. They became engaged in October 2010, but ended the engagement in December 2011. Smirnoff became engaged to entrepreneur Jason Adelman in January 2015. On March 11, 2015, both individuals announced that they had split and their engagement was off. … Read More
2015 37 Years Old In the summer of 2015 she was featured with her cast mates on Celebrity Family Feud. … Read More
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