Pasha Kovalev was born in Siberia and was 31 years old when he entered Strictly Come Dancing in 2011.
Along with the likes of Lacey Schwimmer he was a finalist on season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance in the USA.
He was a dancer on stage in Burn the Floor.
He has appeared on Dancing with the Stars in a performance with Anya Garnis.
Dance Plaza shows the results of Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis in dance competitions with some particularly notable results between 2004 and 2007.
Pasha Kovalev has taught Ballroom dancing. His speciality is International Latin.
At the time of Strictly Come Dancing 2011, his professional dance partner was Katya Virshilas.
Pasha ended up going out with Rachel Riley, whom he had partnered in Strictly Come Dancing.
Pasha Kovalev and Strictly Come Dancing
In 2014, Pasha Kovalev was paired with Caroline Flack in Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2013, Pasha Kovalev was partnered with Rachel Riley in Strictly Come Dancing. They were the fifth pair to be voted off Strictly series 11.
In 2012, Pasha Kovalev was paired with Kimberley Walsh in Strictly Come Dancing series 10. They reached the final and were joint runners-up.
2011 was Pasha Kovalev's first year as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. He was paired with Chelsee Healey. They were runners-up.