Dancing with the Stars veteran who made his debut on season 2 of the Australian version of the show in 2005. He joined the American version in 2011 as a member of the DWTS Troupe before becoming a Pro in 2013.
He was 13 years old when he started dancing.
He danced at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney.
He was born in Russia and moved to Australia in 1986 with his family following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He has a sister named Svetlana Shapshal. He got engaged to fellow Dancing with the Stars cast member Emma Slater in 2016. They later married in March of 2018.
He was partnered with Snooki for the 2013 season of Dancing with the Stars.