Dmitry Sviridov was born and grew up in Minsk, Belarus and at the age of 9 decided to pursue ballroom dance. Trained in Minsk, Belarus and Moscow, Russia, he has traveled the world as a champion ballroom dancer, selected to represent Belarus at the World Championships in Beijing, China. He continued his career performing on a cruise ship traveling throughout Asia and the Caribbean and competing and placing professionally in ballroom dance international standard. In 2012, he relocated to the United States, invited as a professional teacher and coach. He obtained the prestigious 01 Visa and green card through artistic merit, and will soon become a US citizen.
Currently based in Virginia Beach, he travels to New York for training and throughout the United States for competitions with students. He has worked as a model and was recently cast in several local commercial and film projects.
With over 10 years of experience as an electrical engineer, programmer and vintage BMW model expert, he spends free time working on a growing collection of cars. He is dancing tonight with a very new ballroom student and is happy to return to the stage of Dancing with the Stars to support the arts in Hampton Roads.