9 Things You didn’t Know About DWTS Pro Karina Smirnoff

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Karina Smirnoff has been dazzling viewers on Dancing with the Stars for almost 20 seasons and, while we all know that she is an exquisite dancer, there’s not much else we know about her. We’re trying to rectify that. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the professional dancer:

9. Ukrainian Born

She was born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, former Soviet Union, to a Russian mother and a Greek father. In 1993, she and her family immigrated to the United States.


8. Learning English

When Karina first moved to the U.S., she learned English by watching television shows like Friends and Saved by the Bell.