Daria is originally from Russia and began her dance career at the famous dance club “Evrika” in Cheboksary, when she was five years old. Daria won many competitions and prizes in the Chuvash Republic and the Tatar Republic. She was a finalist and semi-finalist in the competitions for the Cups of the Volga Region, of all-Russia and International competitions in Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. She started to teach children in Russia and share her experience and love for dance with her young students. Her students successfully compete in many competitions at different levels around the country. She has been successfully working in Fred Astaire company since April 2012. With professional partner and husband Dmitry Karabanov, she won the title of United States National Fred Astaire Champion in Show Dance Division and became prize-winner and finalist of Fred Astaire DanceSport Championships and another Open Championships in International Latin and American Smooth Divisions.