Karina Smirnoff is a Ukrainian born American dancer. She appears in Dancing with The Stars. She has won numerous trophies and awards as a professional ballroom dancer.
Karina Smirnoff was born on January 2, 1978, in Ukraine. At 11, she began competing for in ballroom dancing. She chose to pursue ballroom dancing. In 1993, Smirnoff immigrated to the United States. 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 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.