Date of Birth
2 January 1978, Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Kharkiv, Ukraine]
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Is one of the most renowned DanceSport exponents, and has been a Blackpool Dance Festival finalist representing the U.S. with partner Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy since 2001.
Dances an improvised piece in the club scene in Shall We Dance (2004) with real-life dance partner Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy, who also plays Jennifer Lopez' new Blackpool Standard partner in the final scenes of the same film.
Karina and Maksim Chmerkovskiy became engaged in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve [January 5, 2009].
Karina and Maksim Chmerkovskiy broke off their engagement in September 2009.
Engaged to MLB player Brad Penny [November 8, 2010].