Siberian-born Pasha is 34 years old and specialises in Ballroom and Latin dance.
'It's so hard to pick a favourite dance because after so many years of studying and practising dancing, you can't help but fall in love with them all for different reasons'.
Pasha arrived in the UK in 2011 as one of the professionals on STRICTLY COME DANCING, saying 'Strictly is an amazing show to be part of and I've wanted to be on it for quite some time'.
His first celebrity partner was Chelsea Healey and they became the nation's favourites when they were runners up to the coveted title. In 2012 he danced with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh and was once again a Runner Up. In 2013 Pasha danced with Countdown presenter Rachel Riley and in the current series is dancing with television presenter Caroline Flack.
Pasha has toured the UK with the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Arena Tour and in 2012 and 2013 toured the country with his professional dance partner Katya Virshilas in their own sell-out show.
Pasha was a finalist on the American SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE in 2003, as well as appearing on BURN THE FLOOR on Broadway and in the Westend.