Domnina and Shabalin teamed up in the spring of 2002 ... Before, both had competed successfully at the international junior level with different partners ... Domnina started to skate at the age of 6 and went into dance two years later ... Left her hometown of Kirov at 15 in order to train under Gorshkov ... Shabalin left his home town of Samara at the age of 15 as well to train in Bulgaria and then returned to Russia ... Shabalin underwent meniscus surgery on his right knee in May 2007 and appendix surgery in September 2007; he then needed surgery on the meniscus in his left knee in December 2007 immediately after they won gold at the Grand Prix Final ... Recovered enough to compete and win gold at the 2008 European Championships, but a re-injury to the left knee caused the team to withdraw from the 2008 World Championships ... Switched coaches in June 2008, moving to the U.S. to train under Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karpanosov ... Withdrew from the 2009 European Championships after he hurt his knee during the compulsory dance ... Returned two months later to win their first world title, taking the gold in Los Angeles and ending Russia's rare three-year hiatus from the top of the dance podium ... Missed the 2009 ISU Grand Prix Series due to his knee problems.
She is engaged to Russian ice dancer Roman Kostomarov, the 2006 Olympic champion ... Their daughter, Anastasia, was born Jan. 2, 2011 ... He married Russian actress Irina Grineva in November 2010.
2010 Season NotesOD Music: Aboriginal dance arranged by Alexander Goldstin
FD Music: Music from The Double Life of Véronique by Zbigniew Preisner and Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
2009 Season NotesOD Music: "Waltz" from Suite No. 2 for Jazz Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovitch
FD Music: Music from the Spartacus soundtrack by Aram Khatchaturian
2008 Season NotesOD Music: "Raspryagaite Khloptsy Koni" (Guys, Unsaddle Your Horses)
FD Music: "Masquerade Waltz" by Aram Khachaturian
2007 Season NotesOD Music: "Primavera Portena" by Ástor Piazzolla
FD Music: "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor by Aleksandr Borodin
2006 Season NotesOD Music: "Paxi Ni Ngongo" by Bonga and "Chillando Goma" by Fulanito
FD Music: "Song of the Spirit" by Karl Jenkins
2005 Season NotesOD Music: "I Will Wait for You," and "It Don't Mean a Thing" by Duke Ellington
FD Music: Music from the soundtrack of The Fifth Element by Éric Serra
2004 Season NotesOD Music: "Harlem Nocturne," and "The Dirty Boogie" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
FD Music: "Tango" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzolla