Kristina Rihanoff who is a world finalist professional ballroom dancer, choreographer, instructor as well as an author is the native of Vladivostok, Russia. She came into the world on 22nd September of the year 1977 which has now made her reach at the age of 38. She belongs to a Russian nationality. Although she is know by the name Kristina Rihanoff, as a child, she was named as Kristina Pshenichnykh. She is the daughter of two engineers. She started to take the dance lessons when she was just at the age of 5. Her parents got divorced when she was 12 years old, during the time when the break-up of Soviet Union was occurring.
She then lived with her mother and when she reached at 15, she became a part-time dance instructor for helping the household budget earning in a day what her professionally educated mom could earn in a month. When she reached at the age of 21, she asked to become the instructor to the Russian dancers based in United States. Kristina also undertook displays as well as instructed on the dance classes in evenings. Over next few years, she developed her career through a combination of teaching and performing. in US as well as choreographing the shows in Hong Kong, China, and Japan.
Continuing her professional dance career, Kristina gained the 1st place in South African International Latin Championship, second in US National American Rhythm Finals, second in Open in the World, Mambo Championship as well as she was also the Semi-Finalist at Open the World, Blackpool Dance Festival in the year 2007. After being partnered with an American professional Brian Fortua, Kristina has performed in UK with Robin Windsor since the year 2011. In summer of 2015, she along with Robin took part in Touring Theatre Production of Puttin’On The Ritz. She also joined the professional cast of Strictly Come Dancing in which she was partnered with the former BBC political correspondent John Sergeant.
Prior to that, Kristina also has her own Children’s Charity which helps the children deal as well as risky situations whether it be the violence within the home to confidence building. Recently, on 5th January of the year 2016, she has become one of the housemates in 17th series of the Celebrity Big Brother. She stands at height of five feet and three inches. Besides that, more info related to her bio and her boyfriend can also be accessed from different sources and she can also be connected via Instagram and Twitter account.