|Biography:||Siberian born Pasha is an International Latin specialist who started training to be a ballroom dancer at the age of eight, and studied ballet and jazz as he grew up. Pasha took part in the third series of the US series of So You Think You Can Dance and made it through the final 6, and has since returned as a choreographer in subsequent series both in American and Australia, as well as appearing on Broadway and in London's West End in the Burn The Floor stage show.
Pasha joined Strictly Come Dancing in the ninth series finishing as runner-up with actress Chelsee Healey, and was joint runner-up in series 10 dancing with Kimberely Walsh, and continues to compete in the series.
|Speciality:||Latin and Ballroom|
|Official Websites:||Follow Pasha on twitter @PashaKovalev|
strictly come dancing history
|Series||Celebrity||Last week||Position||Last dance(s)|
|9||Chelsee Healey||Final||2nd||Jive; Show dance; Rumba; Quickstep|
|10||Kimberley Walsh||Final||=2nd||Viennese Waltz; Show dance; Tango|
|11||Rachel Riley||6||11th||American Smooth|
|12||Caroline Flack||Final||Winner||Cha cha cha, Show dance, Charleston|
|13||Carol Kirkwood||7||10th||American Smooth|
|16||Ashley Roberts||Final||=2nd||Salsa, Show dance, Charleston|
Pasha has competed in two Christmas Special, dancing with Elaine Paige in 2013 and with Pamela Stephenson in 2016, and will return for a third time in 2017, dancing with Kimberley Walsh again.