Dmitry was born in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia and started to dance at the age of six at the highly regarded dance studio “Yunost”. He represented his town and dance studio in many different cities in Russia and in countless foreign countries. He has been winner and finalist of numerous competitions. In 2010 he was given the prestigious title of Candidate Master of Sports of Russia. Since 2012, Dmitry has been in the United States and started to work at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Syracuse, NY. He continues to compete in the Professional Latin and American Smooth Divisions with his professional partner and wife, Daria Emelianova. He became United States National Fred Astaire Champion in Show Dance Division and winner and finalist of International and Open to the World dance Sport Championships.