Dinara Khayrulina is originally from St.Petersburg, Russia , where she started her dance journey at the age of 10. After successful junior and amateur career she continued her professional teaching and competing in United States. Dinara has a 5 year degree in financial management but chose to make dancing her full time career and a lifetime passion. She competed professionally in 3 styles, including International Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm , becoming Florida Superstars Rising Star Latin champion , Eastern Open 9 dance champion and finalist in all major events. Currently, with her dance partner Pavel Lebedev she is a Canadian National Champion in American Smooth.