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Anna Demidova
Anna-demidova
Dancer Profile
Birth Date April 23, 1988 (1988-04-23) (age 29)
Hometown Moscow, Russia

Partner(s) 9: Michael Irvin (7th)

Anna Demidova was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.

Early lifeEdit

Demidova was born in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. She started dancing when she was just 6 years old in an after school program at the local community center, following in the footsteps of her older sister, world champion Katusha Demidova. At the age of fifteen Demidova won the British Open Junior Ballroom Championship and the Ireland Open Championship.

CareerEdit

After finishing high school in Moscow, Demidova moved to New York to live with her sister and pursue her dancing career. She began dancing with Andrei Begunov. After becoming the United States Youth Champions in 2005 and 2006, they represented the U.S. at the World Championships where they made the finals. They also placed 1st at the Ohio Star Ball, Kings Ball, Tri State Challenge, BYU Championship and many more competitions in the youth category.

After her partnership with Andrey ended, Demidova started dancing with Igor Mikushov, with whom she won many competitions such as the Ohio Star Ball, Emerald Ball, Manhattan DanceSport Championship, Tri State Championship, and San Francisco Open. They were also Blackpool Dance Festival Under 21 ballroom finalists, United Kingdom Open finalists, and International Championship grand finalists.

She participated and won the Pick A Pro competition on the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, a competition in which several professional dancers competed for a spot on the show. By winning, she was guaranteed a spot as a professional dancer the following season.

In season 9 she was partnered with football player Michael Irvin. They finished the competition in 7th place. She has not returned to Dancing with the Stars since.

Demidova has since returned to competition, reuniting with Andrei Begunov, premiering at the Manhattan Dancesport Championships, debuting as professionals, placing second in Rising Star International Standard.[2] Practicing and teaching took up most of Demidova's time, but in her spare time she also took up modeling, which she had been doing since she moved to New York 5 years ago. Anna Demidova has also been outspoken about community issues and supporting many non-profits such as Dressed to Quilt. In 2016 She started investing more time in her acting career.

Dancing with the Stars 9Edit

Anna was partnered with Michael Irvin. Placed 7th.

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
Viennese Waltz Relay / "I'm Your Man"
5
Awarded
4
6
4
points
Safe
2 Quickstep / "Too Darn Hot" 7 6* 6 Safe
3 Samba / "Hard to Handle" 5 4 5 Safe
4 Bolero / "One Day I'll Fly Away" 5 6 5 Safe
5 Paso Doble / "Les Toreadors"

Group Hustle / "The Hustle"

7
No
7
scores
7
given
Safe
6 Waltz / "I Wonder Why"

Mambo Marathon / "Ran Kan Kan"

6
Awarded
8
2
6
points
Safe
7 Foxtrot / "Sunny Afternoon"
Team Paso Doble / "I Hate Myself for Loving You"
8
8
8
8
7
8
Eliminated
* Due to Len Goodman's absence in week 2 the score was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann.

GalleryEdit

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