Fast Facts

  • Family moved to Australia following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
  • Started dancing at age 13.
  • Danced in the closing ceremonies of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney.
  • Was a pro on season 2 of Dancing with the Stars in Australia.
  • Appeared in Burn the Floor on Broadway in 2009.
  • Joined the Dancing with the Stars Dance Troupe in 2011, before being promoted to a pro in 2013.

Relationships

  • Emma Slater — Wife
  • Nikki Webster — Ex-significant Other
  • Svetlana Shapshal — Sister
  • Michael Farber — Father
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