Elena Grinenko

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Birthday
14, 1976
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1976 (age 42)
Birthplace
Russia

About

National and World title holder as a professional ballroom dancer who is seen on the ABC series Dancing With the Stars. She owns a ballroom dance studio in Los Angeles County, California.

Before Fame

She grew up in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to the US when she was 21 years old.

Trivia

She and her partner Tony Dovolani became undefeated U.S. and World Rhythm Champions.

Family Life

She has a younger sister of almost 20 years named Anastasia Grinenko. Her parents Lubov and Yuriy Grinenko divorced when Elena was a teenager. She married Rib Hillis whom she met through ABC while he was working on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They have sons named Magnus Zander Hillis and Odin Harley Hillis.

Associated With

She was paired with former NBA star Clyde Drexler for season four of Dancing With the Stars.