She switched partners for the 1999 British Open Dance Championships, where she finished in the top five in six events.
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The major reason behind this split still has not been revealed.
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Karina Smirnoff partnered with Roman Nabatov in 1996, and the pair placed 22nd at the U. In 2001, she switched partners again, and went on to dominate ballroom dance competitions for the next four years. Karina Smirnoff was born on January 2, 1978, in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union.
"They're telling us it's going to happen," says one staffer, who couldn't hide his excitement over the fan favorites believed to be returning, including Lopez, Gilles Marini, Mel B., Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey. But another insider says that the names on the list make sense because they could conceivably fit the show into their schedules and are all still physically fit enough to compete.