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Born: February 9, 1987
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Current location: Brooklyn, New York
OverviewA native of Russia, Inna Brayer is of Jewish descent. She was raised in the U.S. from the age of 2, and began ballroom dancing at age 7. Her coaching has included Latin champions Taliat Tarsinov & Marina Tarsinov.
Inna Brayer is best known for being the 2007 Amateur USA Dance National 10-Dance Champions with her partner, Pasha Pashkov. In addition to their 3-time U.S. title, Pashkov & Brayer have also placed 11th at the World Championships in Tokyo, and 9th at the World Cup in Vancouver. National Certified Adjudicator holding fellowship level accreditation from the N.A.D.T.A. As an ambassador and World Team Member representing the United States she has been ranked as high as ninth in the world, competing in six World Championships.
From 1998-1999 Brayer was partnered with fellow Dancing with the Stars co-star Maksim Chmerkovskiy's brother Valentin Chmerkovskiy. On August 25, 2008, it was announced that Inna would be participating as a pro on Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7). She was paired with actor Ted McGinley. They were the second couple eliminated from the competition on the 1st Week.
Inna attends Hunter College in New York City, where she graduated in 2012.
In 2008 Inna represented USA Dance, Inc. when she was featured on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” discussing the upcoming National Championships and the benefits of ballroom dancing. She also served as the choreographer for the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team performance on Season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
As a coach her students have achieved high placements in many national and international competitions including winning Junior International Latin National Championships. Off the dance floor she is actively involved with USA Dance as a DanceSport Delegate, member of the Governing Council, and DanceSport Council. Outside of dance she holds a B.A. in English and Education from the Hunter College Quest School of Education.
Inna is a member of The World DanceSport Federation and National Dance Council of America.
- 2007 Amateur USA Dance National 10-Dance Champions
- 3-time U.S. 10-Dance Champion
- Placed 11th at the World Championships in Tokyo
- 9th place at the World Cup in Vancouver
- Competitor on TV Show "Dancing with the stars"
- Choreographer for the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team performance on Season 9 of “Dancing with the Stars"
- Member of The World DanceSport Federation
- Member of The USA Dance
- Member of The National Dance Council of America