In April 2014, Slavik & Karina fans were very delighted when Slavik Kryklyvyy announced he would reunite with his former partner Karina Smirnoff, after they split up in 2005, to perform in Dance Legends in that year.
Back in 2004, Slavik's partnership with Karina was said to be the most successful journey as he became the second best couple in the world behind the legendary Bryan Watson & Carmen.
Since their reunion in 2014, they have been occasionally performing on different events and shows.
A YouTube channel Ballroom Life has uploaded a video comparing their rumba performance from year 2004 when they performed at WSSDF to the latest one when they just recently performed at Crystal Ball 2016. In both years, they performed the same rumba routine (with a very tiny bit of adjustment) to the song "Cuando Te Beso" by Raúl Di Blasio and they were both just amazing!
Have a look by yourself!
If you like to enjoy separate videos, here they are!
2016 Crystal Ball
Bonus: 2014 Dance Legends (Their first performance after officially reunited)
Cover photo: from Official WSSDF 2004 / Crystal Ball 2016 by MakeUpAndFoto Video Productions