Kristina Rihanoff is a Siberian-born mambo specialist, a world champion professional ballroom dancer, instructor, and author.
Kristina won the South African International Latin Championship (2005-2006), was the runner-up in the US National American Rhythm Finals (2003-2005), also the runner-up in the Open to the World, Mambo Championship (2003-2004), and was a Semi-Finalist at the Open to the World, Blackpool Dance Festival in 2007.
Kristina was a cast member of Dancing with the Stars Tour (winter 2007-08) (the American version of Strictly Come Dancing), where she performed with various professional dancers and celebrities from all seasons of the show.
She is new to the show and her partner in the sixth series will be broadcaster and author John Sergeant.
She has been trained in Latin and Standard styles, as well as Rhythm and Theatre Arts. It is the Latin harmonies that truly stir her passions.
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