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Alla and Daniel, also known as Alla and Daniel Novikov, were a ballroom duo from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. They were eliminated in the Quarterfinals.


Alla Novikova is the mother of her son Daniel Novikov. Alla was born and raised in Saratov, Russia. Upon an invitation to a ballroom dance studio at the age of 9, she started taking lessons and quickly realized she could not imagine her life without dance. Within two years, Alla became a prize winner of many regional and national competitions in Russia including the most prominent International dance competition in Moscow. Alla was only 13 when she began her teaching career. Among competing and teaching she also studied ballet and folkloric dancing at the College of Ballet in Saratov. At 20 she was the youngest person in the region to receive her adjudicators License, which qualified her to become a judge at competitions.

In 2006, Alla married the love of her life, long time colleague and dance partner Alex Novikov. Together they came to America and decided to settle down in California. In 2007 the newlyweds welcomed the first addition to their family, their baby boy Daniel. One year later they decided to continue competing together professionally in the US and were achieving high ranks as International Standard Professional Rising Star champions. In 2009, Alla was delighted to be invited to be a part of the TV show “Paris by Night," a Vietnamese version of Dancing with the Stars.

Alla continues to enjoy teaching and competing Pro/Am with her students, as well as compete professionally with her husband, and was recognized as one of the Top Female Teachers in various competitions including Embassy ball and California Star Ball. She absolutely loves her job and feels so fortunate that her favorite hobby became her career. [1]

Alla and Daniel currently live in Upland, California.


Alla & Daniel Novikov's audition in Episode 1102 consisted of dancing together to Maroon 5's "Move Like Jagger". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending the duo to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts[]

Alla and Daniel Novikov's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1109 consisted of dancing together to Pitbull's "Fireball”. Alla & Daniel's performance was strong enough for the judges to send the duo to the Quarterfinals instead of Charles & Rose and José and Carrie.


Alla and Daniel's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1115 consisted of dancing together to DNCE's "Cake By The Ocean" with background dancers. Howie Mandel buzzed the act. Alla and Daniel did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 1116, eliminating the duo from the competition instead of Kadan Bart Rockett.

After the Show[]

Daniel competed on Season 2 of World of Dance, with a different partner of his same age named Mishella. They were eliminated in The Duels.

Daniel's younger siblings Michael & Angelina auditioned for Season 16. Alla returned to support her children and got a full apology from Howie. Simon sat on Howie's buzzer, giving Alla a joke buzz.


  • Alla and Daniel was the only act in the live shows of Season 11 to get buzzed by Howie, and the only act during the Season 11 live shows to be buzzed by a judge other than Simon Cowell.

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