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Elena Grinenko – Life after Dancing With the Stars

Posted: December 7, 2010 / in: ARTICLES, promotional-pages / No comments

An Interview with Elena Grinenko
By: Didio Barrera

We are glad to have closer a beautiful soul of dancesport. Elena Grinenko has the amability to share us her life and feelings as dancesport lovers.
She is happy and wants her interview to be published here on DANCE SPORT SHOW.
I will make in this post a summary of her interview but you can read also the entire interview in a stand-alone page – Life after Dancing With The Stars.
Elena started dancing in her native country, Russia. Her mother was not detered by her husband and she took Elena to a ballroom competition, and from then felt in love with it for ever.

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At the 21 she came in America and she had a tough time for the first year. She slept on the floor on a very thin mattress. She would rather spend three hundred dollars on two lessons with a top coach than buy a bed.
Elena had to make many other decisions. She danced to dance with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and became a star within our own industry by being second in the Professional Latin US field and later a finalist in the worlds.

When Maks and Elena stopped dancing she was ready to pack her shoes up. But her friend Toni Dovolani, who was US Rhythm Champion call her to dance American Rhythm.
Elena might have been hesitant about doing the first and second season of Dancing With The Stars but by the time the third season came and she was approached, she did not hesitate.

After Dancing with the Stars she opened her agency, Grinya’s Entertainment. Grinya is her nickname and the way in wich the friends call her.
Although Elena came to the USA alone she is no longer alone in Los Angeles. She has a boyfriend to share her beach space with and he happens to be quite famous. He is Rib Hillis one of the main designers on the ABC show “Extreme Home Makeover Edition.
I posted above only few lines from interview. To enjoy the entire content please open “Life after Dancing With The Stars” page.

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