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Karina Smirnoff Net Worth

Karina Smirnoff net worth is

$3 Million

Karina Smirnoff Wiki Biography

Karina Smirnoff was born on 2 January 1978, in Karkiv, then Ukranian SSR, Soviet Union, of Russian and Greek descent. Karina is a professional ballroom dancer, best known for her multiple appearances in the television show “Dancing With the Stars”. She’s won multiple championships and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Karina Smirnoff? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through her success as a dancer. She won “Dancing with the Stars” during its 13th season, and she’s also appeared in other television shows. As she continues her career, her wealth will likely continue to increase.

Karina Smirnoff Net Worth $3 million

Karina started dancing at a very young age, and when she was 11 years old began to compete in ballroom dancing. She then decided to pursue ballroom as a career, and in 1993 moved to New York City, USA. She attended Nerinx Hall High School, moving to Christopher Columbus High School and then St. Louis High School. She then went to Bronx High School of Science from where she matriculated. Afterwards, she attended Fordham University, graduating with a double major in information system programming and economics.

While she was studying, Smirnoff was already competing. She danced with Roman Nabatov early in her career and soon partnered with Paul Killick representing England. In 1999, she danced with Louis Van Amstel for a year and then with Slavik Kryklyvyy for four years. During her time with Slavik, they earned multiple titles and earned high rankings in competitions. Around this time, she appeared in the film “Shall We Dance” and also made her own fitness DVD entitled “Shape Up With Karina Smirnoff”. In 2005, she returned to competition, this time alongside Dmitri Timokhin, and the two would go on the win the 2006 Grand Prix Dynamo, so soon more opportunities would open up for her. She guest-starred in “Hannah Montana” and was also featured in the May 2011 issue of Playboy magazine.

Smirnoff started appearing in “Dancing With the Stars” during the third season in 2006, and was first partnered with Mario Lopez. They would go on and get second place, losing to Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith. In the next season she partnered Billy Ray Cyrus. but would get eliminated. In the fifth season, she was then paired with boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and they got 9th place. The following season, she danced with singer Mario eventually ending their run in fifth place. Her next partners would be Rocco DiSpirito, Steve Wozniak, Aaron Carter, and The Situation from “Jersey Shore”. Her next high placing would be in the 12th season after pairing with Ralph Macchio and reaching the semi-finals. During the 13th season, her partner was JR Martinez, who’s known for being a part of “All My Children”. They would go on and win the competition, finally earning Karina her first “Dancing With the Stars” title. She would continue competing in the show, partnered with Gavin DeGraw, Apolo Anton Ohno and Jacoby Jones. Along with Jones, she was able to reach the finals but lost to Zendaya and Kellie Pickler. She came up short once again in the following season, this time partnering Corbin Bleu from “High School Musical”. In the following seasons, she would pair once again with big names such as Sean Avery, Randy Couture and Victor Espinoza but would not reach high placings.

For her personal life, it is known that she dated Mario Lopez for two years, and then dated Makshim Chmerkovskly; they became engaged but broke up a year later. In 2009 she dated Brad Penny, and they also became engaged before calling it off in 2011. In 2015, it was reported that she became engaged to Jason Adelman, but called it off two months later. Aside from these, Smirnoff has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and has to take medicine for it regularly.

Full Name Karina Smirnoff
Net Worth $3 Million
Date Of Birth January 2, 1978
Place Of Birth Kharkiv, Ukraine
Height 1.65 m
Weight 121 pounds
Profession Ballroom Dancer, instructor, tv show personality
Education Nerinx Hall High School, Fordham University, Christopher Columbus High School
Nationality American, Ukrainian
Nicknames Karina
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/karinasmirnoff
Twitter https://twitter.com/karina_smirnoff
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karina_smirnoff/
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1817835/
Awards U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion, Asian Open Champion
Movies Swing State, Across Grace Alley, Shall We Dance?
TV Shows Dancing With the Stars, Celebrity Family Feud
# Quote
1 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.
2 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.’
3 I’ve been dancing since I was 11 years old, yes. Too long.
4 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.
5 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.
6 I just kept smiling, but it hurt.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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?
10 It was incredibly exciting and we would definitely love to work like this again.
11 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.
12 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.


Title Year Status Character
Tango Shalom post-production Viviana Nieves – Dancer
48 Hours to Live 2016 Judge
Swing State 2016 Lucy Pollard
Across Grace Alley 2013 Short Woman
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 2012 TV Series Karina Smirnoff
Hannah Montana 2007 TV Series Madame Escajeda
Shall We Dance 2004 Link’s Pouty Dance Partner


Title Year Status Character
Across Grace Alley 2013 Short choreography by
Shall We Dance 2004 dance instructor


Title Year Status Character
Chopped 2016 TV Series Herself – Contestant
Dancing with the Stars 2006-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself – Partner: Jacoby Jones / Herself – Partner: Aaron Carter / …
Entertainment Tonight 2005-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 2006-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself / Herself – Dancing with the Stars
Celebrity Name Game 2014-2015 TV Series Herself – Celebrity Player
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2015 2015 TV Special Herself
The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
Teens Wanna Know 2014 TV Series Herself – Guest
The View 2009-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself – Dancing with the Stars / Herself – Guest Co-Hostess
IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2013 TV Special Herself
Home & Family 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself – Guest
Just Yell Fire: Campus Life 2012 Documentary Herself
Kendra 2011 TV Series Herself – Dancer-Choreographer, ‘Dancing with the Stars’
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Herself
2010 American Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2010 TV Series Herself / Herself – Guest
2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Undateable 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Girls Next Door 2009 TV Series Herself – Professional Dancer
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2009 TV Series Herself
Fox Reality Really Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2009 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself – Performer
Love Cures Cancer: Take a Chance on Love 2009 Documentary Herself – guest
E! True Hollywood Story 2009 TV Series documentary Herself – Dancer
A-List Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Herself
Project Dad 2008 TV Series Herself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2007 TV Special documentary Herself
A Holiday Celebration at Ford’s Theatre 2007 TV Movie Herself
Mother Goose Parade 2007 TV Movie Herself
I Wanna Be a Soap Star 2007 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Herself
CMT Insider 2006-2007 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Insider 2006 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006 TV Series Herself

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