Elena Grinenko

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Resume

Television & Stage and more:

 

  • Owner of Grinya Talent agency www.GrinyaTalent.com
  • Qualified and Certified Adjudicator, World Class Judge & National Judge 
  • DanceJunkiesTV / Producer & Host / You-tube channel 
  • Choreographer for many professional and amateur competitive couples.
  • Rivers (movie) in Pre-production / Choreographer for Desert Rose - Shadow Dance
  • Member of Nomination Committee for The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame 
  • Expert Panelist on abc.com Dancing with the Stars After Party / her self /                        Week 1week 4week 5, week 6
  • Hello Hollywood, China / Guest Star & Choreographer / watch the videos
  • The Broadway Theater Project / Guest Teacher & Choreographer
  • 2011 Choreographer for Olympic Gold Medalist & 2012 World Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir / choreographer / Watch the video
  • 2011 Choreographer for 2011 World Champions & Olympic Silver Medalist figure skaters    Meryl Davis & Charlie White / Choreographer  / Watch the video
  • Dancing with the Stars 2011 / Season 12 / Most memorable result shows / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • Segundo Campeonato Mundial de Baile 2010 with Paul Barris / Celebrity, Dancer & Choreographer / Disco, Argentine Tango, Dance under the Rain
  • Dancing With The Stars / Season 9 Week 9 / Opening number / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • Day Time Emmy Awards 2010 / Dance with Gilles Marini & Vanessa Williams/ Teacher & Assistant to Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Music Video / Closer / Janira Campos/ 2009 / Actress / Watch the Video
  • Ballroom Dance Channel dance lesson series / Dancer & Teacher / Watch Lessons
  • Reality Obsessed / Episode about DWTS / Judge / Watch Episode 
  • America's Ballroom Challenge 2008 / Dancer ,Choreographer & Representative of American Rhythm / Cha-cha
  • America's Ballroom Challenge 2008 / Retirement Dance / Dancer & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars 2008 / Season 6 week 8 / 100th episode / Dancer /  Watch the Video
  • Christmas Parade in Disney World 2007 / Dancer & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars 2007 / Season 5 week 4 / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • Here Come Newlyweds / abc reality show / Teacher & Choreographer / Watch Episode
  • ALMA Awards / Opening number With Mario Lopez & Eva Longoria / Dancer & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • America's Ballroom Challenge 2007 / Americas Best Challenge / Dancer & Choreographer / 
  • Cha Cha, Tango/Bolero
  • America's Ballroom Challenge 2007 / Winner of American Rhythm / Dancer & Choreographer / Rumba
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 5 week 4 / “Rhythm is gonna get you” / Dancer & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Good Morning America with Joe Lawerence / Promotion on DWTS book / her self
  • Now abc News - What's the Bruzz with Joe Lawerence / Promotion on DWTS book / her self / Watch the News
  • Dance lessons with the star/ With Len Goodman / Dancer / Watch Lessons
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 finale/ “It’s oh so quiet” / Dancer & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 / Meatloaf “Bat out of hell” / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • The View with Clyde Drexler after DWTS elimination / Her self
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 week 5 / Joss Stone “Super Duper Love” / Dance & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 week 3 / Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 week 2 / Jive “Don’t stop me now” / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 week 1 / “Ballroom Blitz” / Dancer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 4 with Clyde Drexler (Clyde the Glide) / Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher / Week 1 - Cha Cha / Week 2 - Quickstep / Week 3 - Jive / Week 4 - Waltz / Week 5 - Rumba
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 3 / Foxtrot & Tango / James Bond Theme / Dancer & Choreographer / View the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 3 / Nick Lachey “I can’t take you anymore” / Dancer & Choreographer / View the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 3 week 6 / Lionel Richie "All night long" / Dancer & Choreographer / Watch the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 3 / Willa Ford “Fame” / Dancer / View the video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 3 week 2 / “Rebel Yell” – Jive / Dancer / View the Video
  • Dancing with the Stars / Season 3 week 1 / Opening number / Dancer & Choreographer / View the Video
  • Dancing with the stars 2006 / Season 3 with Tucker Carlson / Dancer, Choreographer & Teacher / Week 1 - Cha Cha
  • America's Ballroom Challenge 2006 / Americas Best Challenge / Dancer & Choreographer / Rumba
  • America's Ballroom Challenge 2006 / Winner of American Rhythm / Dancer & Choreographer / Mambo
  • Dancing with the Stars 2006 / Season 2 - Results show / Performed with Jesse McCartney / Dancer & Choreographer / View the Video
  • Latin Revolution / Off Broadway Show / 2004 / Lead Dancer
  • Latin Fusion / Broadway Show / 2003/ Lead Dancer / Cast rehearsals - Paso, Cast rehearsals - Samba

 

 

Dance Results: 

   Tony Dovolani & Elena Grinenko

   Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Elena Grinenko

   Michael Nadtochi & Elena Grinenko 

Professional category:

  • 2006 National Champion
  • 2006 World Champion
  • Three-Time National Finalist
  • World cup finalist (2 times)
  • World Masters finalist (3 times)
  • All England Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Champion in International Latin & Rhythm Champion (Closed North American Championship) which is broadcasted on PBS
  • Asian Open Medalist
  • Italian Open Medalist
  • German Open Finalist
  • Dutch Open Finalist
  • Yankee Classic Champion
  • La Classic De Quebec Champion - Canada
  • Emerald Ball winner
  • Manhattan Dance Sport Championship winner
  • Embassy Ball Winner
  • Award for “Top Rising Star Couple of the Year”
  • Winner of National Rising Star Championship
  • Winner if International Rising Star Championship
 

Amateur category:

  • It was very short due to Elena turning Pro.
  • Moscow Championship Finalist – Latin (twice)
  • Spartak Cup Finalist – Latin (twice)
  • National Semi-Finalist
  • Russian Open Finalist

 

Youth category:

  • Vice champion in a first Russian Championship - one of the first couples to represent Russia on the World Championship
  • Moscow Championship Finalist (5 times)
  • Moscow Championship Winner – Latin & 10 Dance (twice)
  • Russian National Finalist – Standard (3 times)
  • Russian National Champion – Latin & 10 Dance
  • Many times Represented Russia on World Championships in different Youth categories
  • Won an award for “The most promising couple of the year” in two categories
  • And her own as a female dancer “Best International Latin Girl of the Year”
  • Winner, Medalist & Finalist of many Dance Sport Championships all over the world
 

Kid’s category:

  • Moscow Championship Winner (few years in the roll)
  • USSR Finalist (few years in the roll)
  • Winner, Medalist & Finalist of many Dance Sport Championships all over the former USSR republics