10 Facts About Elena Grinenko


Elena Grinenko is a professional ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor.

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Elena Grinenko is best known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars.

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Elena Grinenko has been trained in ballroom dancing, ballet and Russian folk dancing.

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Elena Grinenko worked with the Ballroom Formation Team of Russia, and when she reached her third year as a competitive professional dancer, she became a Soviet Union Finalist.

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Elena Grinenko graduated from high school in 1995, and from there went on to study various kinds of dances at the Art Academy of Russia.

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In 2006, Elena Grinenko found herself competing against former Latin partner Chmerkovskiy, and American rhythm partner Dovolani when she was selected to join the cast of the third season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Elena Grinenko was paired with journalist Tucker Carlson; they were eliminated the first week.

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Elena Grinenko returned to the ballroom for the fourth season, and was partnered with NBA star Clyde Drexler.

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In 2010, Elena Grinenko was representing USA in the Second Dance World Championship.

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Elena Grinenko came out from the competition after learning that she was pregnant.

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