Dancing with the Stars Wiki
Oksana Dmytrenko
Oksana Dmytrenko
Dancer Profile
Birth Date 29 October 1988 (1988-10-29) (age 35)
Hometown Kharkiv, Ukraine

Oksana Dmytrenko Platero was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.


Dmytrenko's father left the family when she was five years old, leaving her mother, Inna, to raise Oksana as a single parent. The family lived in the city of Kharkiv where Inna sold clothing. At age six, Inna enrolled Dmytrenko in dance lessons. Dmytrenko has one younger brother, who was born in Ukraine after Oksana moved to the United States.

Oksana began competing as a Latin and ballroom dancer with partner Artem Plakhotnyi and later Igor Kantsedal. In 2004 she began partnering with Aleksandr Altukhov. The pair first competed for Ukraine and then moved to the United States when she was eighteen years old.

In 2011, Oksana became a member of the first "Troupe" on Dancing with the Stars Season 12. She would remain part of the troupe for five seasons, through Season 16. After leaving Dancing with the Stars she performed with Ballroom with a Twist. She also choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance.

Dmytrenko married fellow dancer and So You Think You Can Dance alum Jonathan Platero in 2014. The wedding was featured on David Tutera: CELEBrations.

In 2016, the BBC announced Platero would join Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer in series 14. She was paired with television personality Robert "Judge" Rinder. The pair were eliminated in the Quarterfinals and finished in 5th place. The BBC on 21 June 2017 announced that Platero was leaving Strictly Come Dancing after one series.

In 2017, she joined Mira Quien Baila as a professional dancer in season 5.