Karina Smirnoff Net Worth 2018, Biography/Wiki, Married/Wedding
Karina Smirnoff is a Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer with a net worth of $3 million. Karina Smirnoff brought in her net worth through many performances as a gifted ballroom dancer. Produced on January 2, 1978, in now Ukraine’s Kharkiv, Karin Smirnoff is a world class dancing champion best known to the typical public for her contribution on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars show. Her net first dipped a toe in ballet dancing in the age of 5, and from the age of 9 she fell in love with ballroom dancing.
Karina Smirnoff Net Worth $3 Million Dollars
After high school, she went to earn a double major in economics and information system scheduling in the Fordham University. Despite the fact that she’s always seen herself as a future attorney, Karina finally realized that her call was dancing. Herself embarked on her professional dancing career in America, shortly after she joined a dance school in Brooklyn, ny. Other ballroom titles her dancing has earned comprise: five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Victor and Asian Open Winner, among others. Besides bringing in gold, her net has won runner up title, a semifinal title, and lots of quarter final titles.
January 2, 1978
Ballroom Dancer, instructor, tv show personality
Nerinx Hall High School, Fordham University, Christopher Columbus High School
U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, Asian Open Champion
Karina was in New York on July 2015 filming Tango Shalom with Jos Laniado, Renée Taylor, Joe Bologna and Lainie Kazan. Coreography by Jordi Caballero, director Gabriel Bologna.
Karina and Brad Penny broke off their engagement in December 2011.
Engaged to MLB player Brad Penny [November 8, 2010].
Karina and Maksim Chmerkovskiy broke off their engagement in September 2009.
Karina and Maksim Chmerkovskiy became engaged in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve [January 5, 2009].
Dances an improvised piece in the club scene in Shall We Dance (2004) with real-life dance partner Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy, who also plays Jennifer Lopez' new Blackpool Standard partner in the final scenes of the same film.
Is one of the most renowned DanceSport exponents, and has been a Blackpool Dance Festival finalist representing the U.S. with partner Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy since 2001.
It's better to be second while everyone is saying "You should have been first," than be first when everyone says 'You should be second.
Mario's mom was watching a rehearsal, and we did a step that didn't look as aesthetically beautiful as we wanted it to. She said, 'Mario, you look like Bonito going to the toilet.' Bonito is her dog! And I was like, 'Great.' And then she said to me, 'If you need to spank him, go ahead.'
I've been dancing since I was 11 years old, yes. Too long.
Well, I think we're both very energetic and hyper people, and we love to, you know, take everything on very passionately, and that kind of brought us together and made the team work well.
Mario has so much energy that by the end of the day, I just feel drained. I just sit in front of the TV set. I don't even know what's on. It's great to be with a person who has so much to offer. He's energetic, charming, handsome and intelligent. But it's a lot of work.
I just kept smiling, but it hurt.
We did a twist and my rib bone came out. That's what my doctor said. It pinched a nerve and the spasms began and I couldn't move one way or the other. But they said they can fix it in three or four days.
I was on cloud nine. I could not believe that I would get to meet Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Stanley Tucci and Susan Sarandon. Then Richard came in one day and I had to dance with him just like that. I thought I had died and had gone to heaven.
The director met with Slavik and me to look at a piece of Tango that we choreographed for the scene where Jennifer gives Richard a private dance lesson very late in the evening. After we performed the routine for him, the director asked me to read a few lines with the other actors. Then he told me I was in if I wanted the part. How could I refuse?
It was incredibly exciting and we would definitely love to work like this again.
Richard was very hardworking. He would spend a whole day dancing and would never complain. And I can assure you that I made sure he had sore muscles.
We were together in Canada only once to film the club scene. Otherwise either Slavik or I would fly to Canada when we had to film our scenes and then fly back to Asia to continue working. It was a lot of extra flying time - which was difficult and tiring - but we were so happy to work on such a big project movie.