Who is Kristina Rihanoff? Aged 44, Partner, Daughter, Family, Wiki, Meet her Husband Ben Cohen

Kristina Rihanoff is a professional ballroom dancer, instructor, choreographer, and author who has competed in the World Finals.

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Kristina Rihanoff: Clarifies her statements about Ukraine

Rihanoff, a former Strictly Come Dancing pro, has apologized for offending anyone with her thoughtless remarks, which came as the Russian military escalated their attacks on Ukraine.

The 44-year-old Russian-born dancer received backlash after a number of now-deleted tweets, including one that slammed Sky News for stating that Russia had been barred from Eurovision due to its invasion of Ukraine.

In a statement shared to Twitter, Rihanoff said she “made fun” of the report as she thought there was “far more important information” on that day other than the Eurovision update but clarified that she did not support “Putin, war, invasion, lost lives, and politics”.

Rihanoff wrote: “I made fun of Eurovision tweet by Sky. I did think there was far more important information on that day than Eurovision. This is in any form that says I was supporting what’s happening at the moment between Russia & Ukraine.

“It’s absolutely devastating for someone like me who’s grandad from Ukraine and I have Ukrainian name to my daughter – Milena.

My best friend is also from Ukraine.

I grew up with the knowledge that we were one nation and one country.

“I’m not into politics and hate politicians because they all lie.

“Seeing the news is breaking my heart as I have Russian friends who live in Ukraine and vice versa.”

She continued: “The awful thing is that there are casualties on both sides and on both sides, mums & dads will cry for their lost relatives.

“The point is that this shouldn’t ever take place, never should have happened.

Kristina Rihanoff: Not supporting Putin

The country leaders should have found the way a long time ago to sort this peacefully but they didn’t because war is a profitable business and someone, unfortunately, making a profit on this.

“I’m not supporting Putin, war, invasion, lost lives, and politics.

“I hate it as much as a human being possibly can.

“If I offended anyone it wasn’t my intention and I’m deeply sorry.”

The dancer and choreographer stated that she was born in Russia but immigrated to the United States 22 years ago.

Rihanoff added: “So you can hate me if this will give you comfort but if I didn’t say something you wanted me to say it’s because sadly I’m powerlessly doing anything to help anyone in both countries and I don’t believe in useless posts which can’t help to safe lives.

“I can only hope and pray like everyone that this is over soon.

“And it’s really sad that the hate is so powerful everywhere you look at the moment.

“The whole world is burning in it.”

This comes as Russian troops approach Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, and Vladimir Putin announces a “special regime of combat duty” for Moscow’s nuclear forces in reaction to “aggressive words” from Western nations.

Boris Johnson has downplayed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning, claiming that his actions are due to his soldiers encountering “greater resistance than the Kremlin had planned for.”

Kristina Rihanoff Age, Family, and Early Life

Kristina Rihanoff is currently 44 years old. She was born on the 22nd of September, 1977 in Vladivostok, Russia. She is of Russian nationality.

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Rihanoff, the daughter of two engineers, was born and raised in Vladivostok, Russia, where she began taking dancing lessons at the age of five. Her parents divorced when she was 12 years old, amid the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

She became a part-time dance instructor at the age of 15 to help support her mother’s family budget, earning in a day what her professionally educated mother could earn in a month.

Which school and college did she go to?

She has a degree in tourism and hospitality and studied with the St Petersburg Branch of the Modern Humanitarian Academy, which has various colleges around Russia, including Vladivostok, after finishing public school.

Kristina Rihanoff Net worth, how much does she earn?

Kristina Rihanoff’s annual salary ranges from $10,000 to $1million. The exact pay is unknown at this time, and the above-mentioned digit is merely a guess.

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Kristina Rihanoff Husband, What about her relationship?

Kristina Rihanoff is married to her husband Ben Cohen.

Ben Christopher Cohen, MBE, is a former rugby player and activist from England. He began his professional career in 1996 with Northampton Saints, then moved to France to play for Brive in 2007, before returning to England two years later to join Sale Sharks.

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The pair met in 2013 while competing on Strictly Come Dancing, and a year later they fell in love and established a family. Now, the former Saints rugby player and Strictly Come Dancing contestant has settled down in Sywell and is running a yoga studio in Northampton’s town center.

The couple has a daughter named Milena.

Kristina Rehanoff Career, What is her profession?

She was requested to become an instructor for Russian dancers based in the United States when she was 21 years old. She also performed in shows and taught dancing courses in the evenings. Over the next few years, she built her profession by combining teaching and dancing in the United States with choreographing shows in China, Hong Kong, and Japan.

She won first place in the South African International Latin Championship (2005–2006), second place in the US National American Rhythm Finals (2003–2005), second place in the Open to the World, Mambo Championship (2003–2004), and a semi-finalist in the Open to the World, Blackpool Dance Festival in 2007.

She has been performing in the UK with Robin Windsor since 2011, after being partnered with American professional Brian Fortuna

In 2008, Rihanoff competed in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer. John Sergeant, a political broadcaster and author, was her partner. Sergeant announced his retirement from the series on November 19, 2008, leaving them in seventh place.

In 2009, Rihanoff returned to compete in the show’s seventh season, partnering with professional boxer Joe Calzaghe. The couple was eliminated from the competition in week five, finishing in ninth place. Following that, Rihanoff and Calzaghe began dating, which lasted until 2013.

Rihanoff returned in 2014 to compete in the show’s twelfth season. Simon Webbe, a Blue singer, was her partner. The couple made it to the competition’s final round and finished as one of the runners-up. She competed in the thirteenth season of the competition in 2015, paired with Irish musician Daniel O’Donnell. They were the competition’s third couple to be eliminated, finishing in thirteenth place.

Is Kristina Rihanoff available on any social media platforms?

Kristina Rihanoff is generally active in her social handles. She is on Instagram as @krihanoff with 39.7k+ followers. She is also on Twitter as @KRihanoff with 148.6k+ followers.

Body Appearance of Kristina Rihanoff’s Height, Weight

HeightN / A
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBrown
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Kristina Rihanoff’s should be knows

EthnicityN / A 
Zodiac signVirgo
Relationship StatusMarried
HusbandBen Cohen