Daniella Karagach Biography

Daniella Karagach is a professional American dancer and choreographer. She is well known for her appearance on Dancing with the Stars and along with her dance partner Leonid Juashkovsky won three-time United States junior I and II Latin championships. They were the champions of the 2007 Junior II 10 dance.

Both of them together have also represented the United States at World Championships in Latvia, Russia, and Barcelona. Currently, they both are participating in the Dancing With the Stars Season 32 but with other partners. Daniella’s partner is Jason Mraz while her husband is paired up with Ariana Madix. 

Early Life

Karagach was born on 26th December 1992 in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents from Moldova. Her original name is Brittany Karagach Pashkova. For most of her childhood, she was raised by her single mother Regina Yvette Karagacha. Her parents divorced a year after her birth and her father is Mark Karagach. 

Later she moved to live with her stepfather, Arie Zurinam, and stepsister, Ariana Zurinam. Daniella started ballet at a very early age of 3 and by turning seven, she started to learn Latin dance classes. She developed more interest in dance and at age eleven, she began to study standard ballroom dance sport.

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Even though Daniella was diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) she was an outstanding student. She attended Franklin D. Roosevelt High School and Later, The City University of New York, At the Staten Island College Campus in 2010, Majoring In Childhood Education.

Daniella Karagach Career

Karagach dances with Pasha Pashkov and they began dancing together in January 2009. Together, they are seven-time United States 10-Dance Champions and Latin Champions. And she is the youngest to hold this title.

The couple together have been selected to represent the US at the 2009 World Games in Taiwan. They have also represented the US at the 10 Dance World Championship in Austria, the Ballroom World Championship in Germany in November 2010, and the World Cup in Korea.

In June 2011, they represented the United States at the World 10 Dance Cup in Szombathely, Hungary, the World Latin Championship in Singapore in September 2011, the World Ballroom Championship in Moscow, Russia in October 2011 as well as the Ten Dance World Championship held in Shanghai, China in November 2011.

They won the UK Open Ten Dance Championship, which took place in London. In the year 2012 they made it to the semi-finals of the Blackpool Dance Festival and in the same year became the U.S. dance national Latin Champions.

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They also appeared on the touring show Dancing Pros and also featured in Dance Legends in 2015. In 2017, Karagach and Pashkov won the Blackpool (British Open) Rising Star Professional championship, as well as the UK Open Rising Star Professional championship.

They won the United States Latin American Showdance Championship in 2018. Daniella and her husband Pasha competed on season 2 of NBC’s World of Dance. They are both pros on the 28th season of Dancing with the Stars, on ABC television.

Daniella Karagach Biography

Real Name Daniella Karagach
Birth Date December 26, 1992
Age (as of 2023) 30 Years
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Dancer, Choreographer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimetres – 165 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 50 kg  –  in Pounds –  110 lbs 
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Mark Karagach
Mother Regina Karagach


School Franklin D. Roosevelt High School
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Pasha Pashkov
Children None

Personal Life

Daniella married her husband and dance partner, Pasha Pashkov whom she met at a dance try-out. Together, they have won seven-time United States 10-Dance Championships and Latin Champions. After four years of dating the couple decided to marry on 18th July 2014. Daniella along with Maria Belova run an Instagram and YouTube channel under the name of NYLAlife and NYLAstretching.

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Daniella Karagach Net worth

She started dancing at the very early age of 3 and ever since then has received many awards and is a very popular face in the professional dancing space. Her estimated net worth is approximately $900 thousand. Her main source of income is from her career.


  • Started to learn Ballet at the age of 3, Latin at age 6, and Ballroom at age 11 and now is a notable professional dancer.
  • Currently featuring on Dancing with the Stars Pro.
  • Appeared on World of Dance season 2.
  • Holds the title of Blackpool Champion.
  • Daniella and Pasha represented the US at the World Games in Taiwan in 2009. 
  • Daniella along with Maria Belova started an Instagram page and YouTube channel NYLAstretching and NYLAlife in 2020.

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