We were kind of rushing to do the dress rehearsal and during the pull-out, a part of my rib twisted in and pinched a nerveSpringer survives, Hamlin leaves 'Dancing' Sep 28, 2006
The only thing we've decided is next year in JuneBusy 'Dancing' stars delay wedding Jul 26, 2009
My heart jumped out a couple of times, but then I was like, 'Enjoy this because how often do you get to perform at the Emmys?' And then it just felt like it went very fast. I wanted to do it a couple of more times to really get into itMaksim & Karina argued at Emmys Sep 21, 2009
You have inspired me in so many ways. ... I am proud to have been your dance partner and even more proud to be your friendPeople in the news May 18, 2011
Karina Smirnoff (Ukrainian: Карина Смiрнова) (born January 2, 1978) is a Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer.
She is a 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. She has been ranked second in the world, and took second at the British Open Blackpool Dance Festival.
She is "the first woman to ever make the British Professional Final with three different partners".