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
Height: 5' 10"
  • US National Latin Finalist 2001-2006
  • Ohio Star Ball Finalist 2001-2005
  • 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
    14 Naga Munchetty 4 12th Charleston
    15 Chizzy Akudolu 2 15th Foxtrot
    16 Ashley Roberts Final =2nd Salsa, Show dance, Charleston

    Christmas Specials

    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.