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Oksana Platero's Biography

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Oksana Platero, formerly Oksana Dmytrenko, was born in Ukraine and has been dancing since she was 6.

She was a National Youth Champion in Ukraine for three consecutive years.

After moving to the USA, she became a National US Champion taking first place in the Professional Rising Star Latin category. She also became the USDC World Professional Rising Star Champion.

Oksana faced a difficult decision when she and her partner auditioned for Dancing with the Stars, but only she got accepted. She decided to move from Boston and take the 10 week contract.

She danced for five seasons in the Dancing with the Stars professional troupe and also worked as a choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance.

Oksana Dmytrenko married So You Think You Can Dance contestant Jonathan Platero and they ended up choreographing and dancing together on numerous shows.

In 2016, the BBC announced that Oksana Platero would be one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing.

She was paired with Judge Rinder.

Judge Rinder and Oksana came fifth, just missing out on the semi-finals.

In June 2017, it was revealed that Oksana Platero would be leaving Strictly Come Dancing.

Her height is 5'2"

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