Pasha Kovalev Biography
Siberia born professional Latin and ballroom dancer, Pasha Kovalev, became famous after competing on the third season of the American version of So You Think You Can Dance in 2007. He has also participated in the eight subsequent seasons as either choreographers or All-Star partners to the contestants.
Pasha Kovalev Dancer
Kovalev began to dance at the age of eight. He danced with his partner Anya Garnis in the Amateur Latin division in Russia until 2000. After moving to the USA, Kovalev and Garnis became professional and began to perform in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada in 2002. Their gained achievements such as being finalists at the US Open from 2002 to 2006.
In 2011, Kovalev relocated to the United Kingdom to take part as a professional dancer in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Since finishing second in both the ninth and tenth series with Celebrity Partners Chelsee Healey and Kimberley Walsh. He went on to win the series 12 with his partner Caroline Flack. Irrespective of facing backlash about her previous dance experience and ranking in the bottom two-three.
He and his famous partner, Ashley Roberts, eventually became runners-up in the 16th series of the show. He currently holds the record of the highest average for any celebrity on the show with an average of 36.9 and another record for the most perfect scores with a total of five. Kovalev revealed that 2018 was his final show series as he wanted to “pursue a new challenge”
Pasha Kovalev Age|Birthday
Pasha Kovalev was born on 19 January 1980, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Siberia, Soviet Union. He celebrates his birthday on January 19th every year.
Pasha Kovalev Family
After doing our research, details about his parents are not available, very little is known about his family. Kovalev and his brother were raised by their single mother.
Pasha Kovalev Wife
Kovalev is married to his lovely wife, Rachel Riley. The couple tied their knot on 28 June 2019 in Las Vegas and together they are blessed with one child, A daughter named Maven who was born in Dec 2019. The family resides in London, UK and New York City, US.
Pasha’s wife is a British TV host and mathematician. She is a co-presenter in the Channel 4 Daytime Puzzle Show Countdown and its comedy spin-off 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. A graduate of mathematics, she made her tv debut after joining Countdown at the age of 22.
Pasha Kovalev Body Measurements
- Height: 5′ 11″ (180 cm / 71 inches)
- Weight: Not Available
- Shoe Size: Not Available
- Body Shape: Average Built
- Hair Colour: Black
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Pasha Kovalev Net Worth
Working as a choreographer, there is no doubt Kovalev earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, her exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Pasha Kovalev Leaves Strictly Come Dancing
On 13 February 2019, Pasha Kovalev revealed that he’d be leaving Strictly Come Dancing after eight wonderful years. The Russian dancer announced the news on his Twitter account, saying it’s time for him to find a new adventure.
“Thanks to the wonderful partners, staff, and multitude of behind-the-scenes departments that are all working to make Strictly the outstanding product it is”, he wrote. He also appreciated the public for helping it over the years.
Pasha Kovalev So You Think You Can Dance
In 2007, Kovalev and Garnis auditioned for season 3 of the US reality show So You Think You Can Dance. Garnis did it to the Top 12 level, while Kovalev did it all the way to the Semi-Finals. Since then, the pair has appeared in all the following seasons either as a performer or as All-Stars.
So You Think You Can Dance Partners
Season 3: Contestant
Although he was initially only present at the audition to assist Anya Garnis, he was also invited to audition and together with Garnis he became one of the 20 dancers chosen to perform in the third season of the show from June to August 2007.
Despite advancing all the way to the Top 6, Kovalev was eliminated on August 13, in the last round before the final, losing out to the two remaining males, the contemporary dancers Danny Tidwell and Neil Haskell.
Sabra Johnson, the other female contemporary dancer, went on to win the competition. Kovalev and Garnis also took part in the so you think you can dance tour later.
Seasons 4–11: Choreographer
At Season 4, Kovalev assisted Mia Michaels in the Contemporary Routine, and he and his partner Anya Garnis choreographed the Cha-Cha Routine performed by Courtney Galiano and Gev Manukian.
At Season 5, Kovalev and Garnis choreographed Samba for Evan Kasprzak and Randi Evans. At Season 6, he and Garnis returned to So You Think You Can Dance to lead the choreography rounds during the auditions, and later that season they choreographed a Jive for Russell Ferguson and Mollee Gray.
Kovalev was named “All-Star” for Season 7 and Season 8 of the competition, performing all the Latin and Ballroom styles with female contestants, including champions Lauren Froderman and Melanie Moore. With Season 9, the following year, Janelle Issis and Dareian Kujawa returned to choreography with Cha-cha on the third week of live shows.
Eventually, on 16 July 2014, Kovalev and Garnis returned to choreograph the new Jive Routine for Bridget Whitman and Emilio Dosal during Season 11.
Pasha Kovalev Strictly Come Dancing
In September 2011, Kovalev joined BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as the new professional dancer in his ninth series, replacing Jared Murillo, who had left the BBC show after only one season. Since then, he has reached the finals in three out of five shows, finishing second in his first and second series and winning his fourth. As a pure professional dancer.
Kovalev holds the world record for most of the tens he has ever won, with a total of 93, and the record for the most perfect scores, with a total of 13. He was also the first dancer to reach the finals three times, a runner up in Series 9 and 10, and a winner in Series 12.
Along with Series 12 partner Caroline Flack and Series 16 partner Ashley Roberts. Kovalev holds the record for the longest consecutive streak of perfect scores, having scored 40 for each of his last four dances. Flack and Kovalev were also the first to earn the perfect score for all three of their final dances. For Roberts, Kovalev holds the record for most of the top scores of 40.
Pasha Kovalev Performance
Kovalev has been given the highest score in the history of Strictly Come Dancing for seven of the 18 dance styles of the competition and is the only Strictly Professional Dancer to get the perfect score for the Paso Doble as well as the first to receive it for the Tango.
Kovalev has been given the highest score in the history of Strictly Come Dancing for seven of the 18 dance styles of the competition and is the only Strictly Professional Dancer to receive the perfect score for the Paso Doble and the first to receive it for the Tango.
The Charleston and the Tango, the Series 10 partner Kimberley Walsh; the Salsa, the Cha Cha Cha, the Charleston and the Showdance, the Series 12 partner Caroline Flack. And the Jive, the American Smooth, the Salsa, the Showdance and the Charleston with the Series 16 partner Ashley Roberts. Kovalev and Walsh have got the only perfect score for Series 10 Fusion Dance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pasha Kovalev
Who is Kovalev?
He is one of Britain’s best known and best-loved actresses.
How old is Kovalev?
He is 39 years as of 2019. He was born in 1980.
How tall is Kovalev?
He stands at a height of 5′ 11″
Is Kovalev married?
Pasha is married to his lovely wife Rachel Riley.
How much is Kovalev’s worth?
How much does Kovalev make?
Where does Kovalev live?
He resides in London, UK and New York City, US.
Is Kovalev dead or alive?
Pasha is still alive and in good health.
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