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Karina SmirnoffKarina Smirnoff made her first appearance on Dancing With The Stars in Season 3, when she and partner Mario Lopez finished second Season to Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. They partnered off the dance floor, too, dating for two years until 2008.

Born in the Ukraine, Karina is a very successful competitive dancer, a five-time U.S. national champion and winner of national open titles in several regions.

Karina was engaged to fellow DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, with whom she has also danced competitively. Karina danced with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Season 8 of Dancing With The Stars, and was partnered with singer Aaron Carter for Season 9.


KARINA SMIRNOFF ON DANCING WITH THE STARS

Partner Finish Best score Worst score Avg score
Season 1 - - - - -
Season 2 - - - - -
Season 3 Mario Lopez 2nd 30 21 27.6
Season 4 Billy Ray Cyrus 5th 21 13 19.0
Season 5 Floyd Mayweather 9th 23 18 20.8
Season 6 Mario 5th 28 21 25.4
Season 7 Rocco DiSpirito 9th 21 14 17.8
Season 8 Steve Wozniak 10th 17 10 13.0
Season 9 Aaron Carter




KARINA SMIRNOFF PHOTOS | MORE PHOTOS FEATURING KARINA SMIRNOFF
Aaron Cater and Karina Smirnoff

Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter (Season 9)
Steve and Karina: Samba

Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak (Season 8)
Karina Smirnoff and Mario

Karina Smirnoff and Mario (Season 6)
Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez

Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez (Season 3)