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