Dasha is a World Amateur Latin finalist and three-time US Amateur Latin Champion. Born in Ukraine, she is well-known for her US-based amateur career with former partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. As reigning US National Champions, they rose to place 3rd in the Amateur Latin categories at Blackpool and the UK Open in 2011. In 2012, Dasha turned professional and danced briefly with former world finalist Slavik Kryklyvyy.
Stefano di Filippo
Originally from Italy, Stefano is a former Youth and Amateur World Latin Champion. Before turning professional, Stefano won the UK Open, Blackpool, and IDSF Grand Slam Finals with his Amateur Latin partner, Anna Melnikova. With his former professional partner, Olga Urumova, Stefano became a World, Blackpool, and International Championships finalist before they split in 2011. He is also renowned for his repeat appearances on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars.
Couple's Career Highlights
Stefano and Dasha announced their new partnership in August 2012, and immediately reached the final two months later at their first major competition together - the International Championships. They represent Italy.