Smirnoff soon after started dancing with Paul Killick in October 1998 as a professional couple for England; this partnership ended in July 1999. From January 2001 to September 2005, Smirnoff was in a dance partnership with Slavik Kryklyvyy and they represented the U. A; this partnership thus far is her most successful one.Immediately, Louis Van Amstel and Karina Smirnoff, in July 1999, entered a professional dance partnership, representing the U. Kryklyvyy and Smirnoff earned numerous top titles and high ratings together.
However, in the year 2015, the pair reportedly split for a couple of months before reuniting once again later in October.
Two months later in December of 2015, Maksim engaged with his longtime girlfriend after he bent down on his one knee and popped the question to marry to her.
For the eighth season, Smirnoff's partner was Apple Inc. They were eliminated in the fourth round on March 31, 2009, along with Holly Madison and her partner Dmitry Chaplin.
For the ninth season, she was partnered with singer Aaron Carter.
After taking a one-season break, Smirnoff returned for season 21 and was paired with professional jockey, Victor Espinoza.