Pasha and anya dating
Kovalev started dancing at the age of eight, and in 2001, moved to the United States with his professional dance partner Anya Garnis.and have since participated in the eight subsequent seasons as either choreographers or All-Star partners to the contestants.
Some fascinating TV clips charted their discovery and success on American TV; their journey to Vegas and temporary separation when Pasha was invited to the UK to do Strictly, only for Anya to follow him onto the show two years later.
One of my favourite parts of the evening was when Pasha got all the audience up dancing and then hand-picked three ladies to get up close and personal with him on stage!
It was highly amusing as Susie, Kate and Debbie each became his partner in turn with one routine based on Dirty Dancing and Kate’s ‘cheeky’ dance started to look more like a Chippendales routine!
This video footage gave them a breather – or quick costume change, between the breath taking dance sequences featuring all the ballroom and Latin American dances you would expect and beautiful costumes.
Also punctuating the show were modern dance routines by the local First Position School of Dance– fledgling dance stars of the future.