Anna began dancing at the age of 6 in her native country, Russia. Her parents owned a dance studio there – so it was only natural that she took to dancing at an early age. At age 7, she entered her first dance competition, which she won, and she has been dancing ever since as both an amateur and professional.
When Anna turned 17, she moved to the USA to further pursue her dance career in New York City. She won the USA Amateur Youth Standard Championships in 1998. In 2000, she moved to California to dance competitively.
Anna now lives in Los Angeles, where she owns her ballroom dance studio “You Can Dance” in Hermosa Beach. She travels around the country teaching and doing shows… when she’s not dancing on Dancing With The Stars!