She started taking dancing lessons when she was five years old and worked as a part-time dance instructor when she was fifteen.
She was a cast member of the Dancing with the Stars Tour in the Winter of 2007-2008.
She was born to two Engineers in Vladivostok, Russia. In 2015 she began dating former Strictly Come Dancing partner Ben Cohen, who was still married to his Abby Blaney at the time. She and Cohen have one daughter, Milena.
She competed against Austin Healey on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010.