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Every 'Dancing With the Stars' Pro: Where Are They Now?
Mirrorball champs or not, Dancing With the Stars has featured some impeccable professional dancers in the years since the ABC competition series premiered in 2005. Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are among the talent who have lit up the ballroom.
Some of the show’s stars went on to achieve major success in their careers while others opted to build thriving personal lives. Still, some maintain their roles as pros year after year, returning to the beloved job with their as-close-as-family castmates and vying once again for the title.
Julianne Hough, for one, is perhaps one of the biggest names to come out of the show. The actress won season 4 — her first as a pro — and season 5 with partners Apolo Anton Ohno and Hélio Castroneves, respectively. She left after season 8 to pursue other goals but returned as a judge for seasons 19 through 24 (with the exception of 22).
“Look, never say never because you never know what one day will be from the next,” Julianne told Us Weekly in August 2019 of whether she would return to Dancing With the Stars. “But I owe my career to that show! I was 18 and they brought me back in two different ways. I was a dancer, I was a judge and I’m so happy for everything that’s going on there.”
Meanwhile, some of the show’s stars leaned on each other when it came to making baby plans. “A lot of them have come to me because … they liked how I scheduled [my pregnancy] and how I could get back to work,” Peta Murgatroyd revealed exclusively to Us in October 2019. “I think women nowadays definitely are wanting to work still and not just be a stay-at-home mom. They still want to have careers, they still want to be out there being successful.”
The New Zealand native predicted “a massive baby boom” among the cast at the time. “I think a lot of them are going to do it really soon,” she explained. “They’re all kind of on the verge of, ‘Yes, let’s do it now,’ or, ‘Let’s wait another six months.’”
Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson both sat out season 29 in 2020 while expecting. The Catch 21 star opened up in February 2021 about her desire to return to the ballroom.
“That’s the goal,” Carson exclusively told Us. “That’s what I’m working toward. That’s in the plans for now. So if anything changes, we’ll just go with it, but that is in our sights for right now.”
Ahead of the premiere of season 30 in September 2021, both Arnold and Carson were announced as returning pros.
Scroll down to find out where every Dancing With the Stars pro is now.
Mirrorball champs or not, Dancing With the Stars has featured some impeccable professional dancers in the years since the ABC competition series premiered in 2005. Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are among the talent who have lit up the ballroom. Some of the show’s stars went on to achieve major success in their careers while others opted to build thriving personal lives. Still, some maintain their roles as pros year after year, returning to the beloved job with their as-close-as-family castmates and vying once again for the title. Julianne Hough, for one, is perhaps one of the biggest names to come out of the show. The actress won season 4 — her first as a pro — and season 5 with partners Apolo Anton Ohno and Hélio Castroneves, respectively. She left after season 8 to pursue other goals but returned as a judge for seasons 19 through 24 (with the exception of 22). “Look, never say never because you never know what one day will be from the next,” Julianne told Us Weekly in August 2019 of whether she would return to Dancing With the Stars. “But I owe my career to that show! I was 18 and they brought me back in two different ways. I was a dancer, I was a judge and I’m so happy for everything that’s going on there.” [jwplayer FwG8h3yN-zhNYySv2] Meanwhile, some of the show’s stars leaned on each other when it came to making baby plans. “A lot of them have come to me because … they liked how I scheduled [my pregnancy] and how I could get back to work,” Peta Murgatroyd revealed exclusively to Us in October 2019. “I think women nowadays definitely are wanting to work still and not just be a stay-at-home mom. They still want to have careers, they still want to be out there being successful.” The New Zealand native predicted “a massive baby boom” among the cast at the time. “I think a lot of them are going to do it really soon,” she explained. “They’re all kind of on the verge of, ‘Yes, let’s do it now,’ or, ‘Let’s wait another six months.’” Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson both sat out season 29 in 2020 while expecting. The Catch 21 star opened up in February 2021 about her desire to return to the ballroom. “That’s the goal,” Carson exclusively told Us. “That’s what I’m working toward. That’s in the plans for now. So if anything changes, we’ll just go with it, but that is in our sights for right now.” Ahead of the premiere of season 30 in September 2021, both Arnold and Carson were announced as returning pros. Scroll down to find out where every Dancing With the Stars pro is now. [podcast_block]
The season 1 winner earned his MBA from Stanford University after departing following season 9 and became the CEO of the Genesis Dance Sport studio. He runs a production company. Mazo is married to fellow former pro Edyta Śliwińska, with whom he shares two children.
Jørgensen appeared on season 1. She is a board member for Dance 4 Health and teaches at Q Ballroom in Massachusetts.
She left after season 10. DelGrosso married Dancing With the Stars field producer Mike Costa in October 2006, and the couple have four children.
Roberts exited after season 9. He was married to fellow pro Anna Trebunskaya from 2003 to 2013.
Śliwińska left after season 22. She married Alec Mazo in September 2007 and went on to welcome son Michael in January 2014 and daughter Leia in June 2017.
He departed after season 21 and runs a dance fitness program called LaBlast. Van Amstel married Joshua Lancaster in January 2017, and the pair adopted son Daniel in December 2019. Van Amstel returned to the ballroom for DWTS season 31 alongside partner Cheryl Ladd.
Burke tied the knot with Matthew Lawrence in May 2019. Us confirmed in February 2022 that the dancer filed for divorce after nearly three years of marriage, revealing in court docs that they split in early January.
Professionally, she replaced Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms in 2017. She cohosts the “Pretty Messed Up” podcast with her season 29 partner, AJ McLean. She announced her DWTS pro retirement in November 2022 ahead of the season 31 finale.
She left the show after season 21. Trebunskaya owns a dance studio in California with her mother and was married to Jonathan Roberts from 2003 to 2013. She and fiancé Nevin Millan share daughter Amalya and son Kaspyan.
Dovolani departed after season 22 and became an international dance director at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. He shares daughter Luana as well as twins Adrian and Ariana with wife Lina Dovolani.
The season 18 winner left the show after season 25. He married fellow pro Peta Murgatroyd in July 2017; they welcomed son Shai in January 2017. Maksim and brother Val Chmerkovskiy — whom he tours with — own the Dance With Me company.
Kosovich departed after season 3 and went on to become an event organizer and international traveling consultant for several dance organizations. He and his wife, Lena Kosovich, also run a costume manufacturing business called LeNique.
Hale appeared on season 2. She still works with up-and-coming dancers in Utah, teaching classes and mentoring people at local studios.
Smirnoff — who exited after season 22 — has her own dance studio. Us confirmed in April 2020 that she gave birth to her first child.
The Australia native left after season 24 but not before falling for her season 20 partner, Robert Herjavec. The pair tied the knot in July 2016 and welcomed twins Hudson and Haven in April 2018. She also hosted the “Dancing With the Stars Official Podcast.”
DeSoto appeared on season 3. He is in real estate development and co-owns a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The former reality star is married and welcomed son Elias in March 2019.
Grinenko left after season 4. She wed Rib Hillis in August 2012. She co-owns Dance Stars Festival with Karina Smirnoff, hosts Dance Talk TV and teaches online dance classes.
Julianne departed after season 8, at which point her career took off. She starred in Safe Haven, Footloose, Rock of Ages and Grease Live!, appeared as a judge on America’s Got Talent and Dancing With the Stars, toured with brother Derek, released a self-titled album and launched a fitness program called Kingry. The two-time champ married Brooks Laich in July 2017, but they announced their separation in May 2020. She filed for divorce in November 2020.
Fortuna appeared on season 4. He went on to pursue theatre and acting.
With a record-breaking six wins under his belt, Derek exited the series after season 23. He went on to become a judge on World of Dance, tour with sister Julianne, star in the 2016 production of Hairspray Live! and appear on Nashville. He returned to Dancing With the Stars as a judge beginning with season 29. In June 2022, Derek announced his engagement to former DWTS troupe dancer Hayley Erbert.
The two-time champ left after season 25. He is part of the musical duo Alexander Jean with wife BC Jean, whom he married in November 2016. Ballas appeared on Broadway in Kinky Boots and Jersey Boys. Ballas is set to return for season 31, the series’ first on Disney+, to dance with TikTok personality Charli D’Amelio.
Sanchez appeared on season 6. He owns a Fred Astaire Dance Studio and lives in Alabama.
Schwimmer exited after season 13. She is the cocreator of TheBallroomProject dance convention and an instructor at NRG danceProject.
Corky departed the show after season 11. He still teaches dance.
Brayer appeared on season 7. After the show, she graduated from Hunter College and opened two dance schools in New York.
Hightower exited after season 15. She is the creator of Dance Elevated and teaches at Revive Dance Convention. She also cofounded Inside Out, a dancewear company.
Chaplin left after season 12. He acts, continues to dance and is married. He also appeared on the Ukrainian version of Dancing With the Stars.
Demidova appeared on season 9. She is an actress, model and host.
Whitewood appeared on season 10. He is a grooming specialist in addition to continuing his work as a dancer.
MacManus left after season 17. He is a judge on the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars and shares two children — daughter Echo and son Oisín — with wife Tahyna Tozzi.
Val owns a dance company and tours with brother Maksim. He married fellow pro Jenna Johnson in April 2019.
The two-time winner wed fellow pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy in July 2017 and gave birth to son Shai in January 2017. She is the cocreator of Peta Jane tanning mist. In September 2021, it was confirmed that she would not be part of DWTS' 30th season.
Burgess exited after her controversial season 27 win but later returned to compete again. She is a judge on Dancing With the Stars in Australia and previously considered being the lead on the Australian version of The Bachelorette. She has been dating Brian Austin Green since November 2020. Burgess and Green, who competed on DWTS season 30 together, welcomed son Zane in June 2022.
Arnold married her high school sweetheart, Sam Cusick, in June 2015. She announced in May 2020 that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter, Sage, arrived in November 2020. The TV personality also has a YouTube channel with her sisters. After sitting out season 29 during her pregnancy, she went back to the ballroom the following year.
Arnold announced in October 2022 that she is expecting baby No. 2, another little girl.
Savchenko has his own dance studio, ProDanceLA, and underwear line as well as finds time to model. He and estranged wife Elena Samodanova are parents of daughters Olivia and Zlata. The duo announced their split in November 2020 after 14 years of marriage.
The season 24 winner is an instructor for WollenDance. Us broke the news in March 2018 that she married fellow pro Sasha Farber. In August 2022, Us exclusively confirmed that the duo called it quits after more than four years of marriage.
Farber wed Emma Slater in March 2018, and the two often collaborate on online dance courses. The two often collaborated on online dance courses before Us confirmed their split in August 2022.
Stecklein appeared on season 17. She is an actress, teacher and mother of sons Brecken and Ocean with husband Corey Anderson.
The season 19 champ married Carson McAllister in January 2016. She stars on Catch 21 with her former partner Alfonso Ribeiro and has her own line of athleisure called CAPRI. Carson welcomed son Leo in January 2021 and made her triumphant to the ballroom later that year. Carson revealed during the season 31 semifinals that she and her husband are expecting their second child.
Byalikov appeared on season 18. He went on to perform in several stage musicals and on numerous TV shows. He is engaged to Kelsey Kramer.
Chigvintsev was not asked back to the show for season 28, but returned for season 29. He appeared on Total Bellas with fiancée Nikki Bella, and the pair welcomed their first child, a son, in July 2020.
Holker departed after season 23 and cofounded CLI Studios. She also owns Boss Empire clothing line. The dancer married Stephen “tWitch” Boss in December 2013, and the couple share son Maddox and daughter Zaia. She is also the mother of daughter Weslie from a previous relationship.
The season 26 winner wed fellow pro Val Chmerkovskiy in April 2019. The Utah native confirmed in June 2022 that she was pregnant with her first child, a baby boy.
Bersten briefly dated season 27 partner Alexis Ren and sparked romance rumors with season 28’s Hannah Brown, but he vowed to Us in January 2020 that he would never date his partners again. “I learned after a few seasons to not mix business with pleasure,” he revealed. The season 28 champ appeared as a mentor on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors and cofounded Frown Clothing with Joe Amabile.
Armstrong was a mentor on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors. Armstrong married Brylee Ivers in July 2022.
Pashkov married Daniella Karagach in July 2014.
The show’s first Black female pro is the president of Share the Movement, which aims to increase diversity in the professional dance community by offering support to young BIPOC dancers. She also teaches dance.
Karagach has been married to Pasha Pashkov since July 2014. The couple teach dance together.
The So You Think You Can Dance alum joined the pro lineup during season 31, where she was partnered with Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino.
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Who won 'Dancing with the Stars'? Full list of former 'DWTS' winners
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Carrie Ann Inaba shares her favorite moments from 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 30
By Carson Blackwelder
With another season of "Dancing with the Stars" in the history books, now is the perfect time to look back on the show's long legacy.
Season 1 of the reality competition series premiered on ABC on June 1, 2005. In 2022, "DWTS" made the jump from network television to streaming, with season 31 airing on Disney+.
MORE: 13 'Dancing With the Stars' facts every fan should know
Each season, celebrities are paired with a professional dancer for their "DWTS" journey. Every week, the pairs tackle a routine in pre-determined style -- and often based on a theme -- and are judged on their performance. The celebrity-pro couple who receive the lowest combined score between judges and the viewers is eliminated and this continues each week until only one remains: the champions, who win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
There have been 31 winners thus far across 30 seasons of regular competition and one all-star season (season 15), beginning with "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco. Most recently, TikTok star Charli D'Amelio snagged the win.
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Previous winners include legendary sports stars, iconic musicians, beloved Hollywood actors -- and everything in between.
While we wait for another season of ballroom competition, scroll down for a full list of past winners and their pro partners:
Season 1: Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo
Season 2: Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke
Season 3: Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Season 4: Apolo Ohno and Julianne Hough
Season 5: Hélio Castroneves and Julianne Hough
Season 6: Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas
Season 7: Brooke Burke and Derek Hough
Season 8: Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas
Season 9: Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson
Season 10: Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
Season 11: Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough
Season 12: Hines Ward and Kym Johnson
Season 13: J. R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff
Season 14: Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd
Season 15: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
Season 16: Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
Season 17: Amber Riley and Derek Hough
Season 18: Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Season 19: Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson
Season 20: Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Season 21: Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough
Season 22: Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd
Season 23: Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Season 24: Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater
Season 25: Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold
Season 26: Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson
Season 27: Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
Season 28: Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten
Season 29: Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev
Season 30: Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach
Season 31: Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas
For more "DWTS" coverage from "GMA," click here.
Show "Dancing with the Stars" - history of creation, participants, new season, couples, "Russia 1", presenters 2022
"Dancing with the Stars" is a popular show in which famous actors, singers, and musicians participate along with professional dancers. Each season becomes a bright event, new releases prepare unexpected and pleasant surprises for the audience. Some participants turn out to be partners not only on the floor, but also in life.
Creation history and rules
The history of the creation of the program, which started on the air of the Rossiya channel, is based on the similar British show Strictly Come Dancing. The program mainly represents the format of ballroom dancing, however, sometimes the numbers presented by the participants contain elements of other styles and directions of choreography.
The concept of the project is that one of the partners of the couple is a professional, and the other is a media person who has no dance experience. During the releases, "amateurs" learn a dance related to the European or Latin American program. nine0005
For the performance choreographers, together with directors, come up with a plot, a story, which makes the performances more spectacular and exciting. After the contestants demonstrate their abilities, the jury evaluates, commenting on the pair's mistakes or merits. At the end of the release, viewers join the voting for their favorite participants.
They send SMS messages or make phone calls to the program operator. The data obtained are summarized with the judges' scores. The dancers with the lowest score will leave the show. Gradually, only the finalists remain. nine0005
The winner of the show is determined in the last program. The fewer contestants become, the more dances they can show during the release. Each program starts with a traditional song (musical intro).
Presenters and jury
The first three seasons of the project were hosted by Anastasia Zavorotnyuk and Yuri Nikolaev. The audience fell in love with this charming couple. Then they were replaced by Maxim Galkin, he was in the program from the 4th to the 9th seasons. Daria Zlatopolskaya became the co-host of the popular parodist. She remained on the show in 2016, when Garik Martirosyan was invited to support the contestants with her. nine0005
The judging panel included professional dancers, choreographers and coaches. For a long time, its permanent chairman was Stanislav Popov, president of the Russian Dance Union. In 2012, Elena Chaikovskaya, a Soviet and Russian figure skating coach, took his place as a judge.
In 2013, the jury was headed by theater and film actor Oleg Menshikov, in 2015 by Russian ballet dancer Sergei Filin. In 2016, Stanislav Popov returned to the program. In several seasons, the stars of Russian show business acted as invited members of the jury and guests. nine0005
Subsequently, the composition of the jury and the presenter did not change much. In the 11th and 12th seasons, Andrei Malakhov hosted the program, and Yegor Druzhinin, Daria Zlatopolskaya, Nikolai Tsiskaridze and Igor Rudnik took the chair of the presenters.
Each of the seasons had its own characteristics. The first one, which started in 2006, was attended by 8 couples. As a result of the struggle, the winners of the project were Maria Sittel and Vladislav Borodinov. The second in the Russian version of Strictly Come Dancing were actor and singer Anton Makarsky with a charming partner Anastasia Sidoran. And the third (with a small margin) were pop singer Natasha Koroleva and charismatic, temperamental Yevgeny Papunaishvili. nine0005
The season turned out to be successful, scored high ratings, so in the same year the creators decided to make a sequel. This time the number of couples increased to 10. According to the voting results, Anna Snatkina and Evgeny Grigorov were chosen as the best dancers of the project.
In 2008, the 3rd cycle of the program began, and again the number of participants increased. Now the audience could watch the competition of 12 dance duets. The peculiarity of the releases was that only ladies performed from the side of non-professional contestants. Among them are singers Irina Saltykova, Alika Smekhova, gymnast Svetlana Khorkina and others. nine0005
Prizes were distributed as follows: actress Daria Sagalova, known for the TV series "Happy Together", and Anton Kovalev were at the top of the podium. TV presenter Lera Kudryavtseva and Alexei Mazurin took second place, and artist Natalya Gromushkina and Pyotr Shigin took third place.
A year later, the audience saw the continuation of their favorite show. The program returned to its original format: non-professional men again appeared among the participants. However, none of them managed to take a prize: beautiful ladies turned out to be the winners. The first was Yulia Savicheva (paired with Yevgeny Papunaishvili), the second - Anna Kovalchuk (with German Mazhirin), the third - Natalia Bochkareva (with Alexander Litvinenko). nine0005
In Season 5, which aired in 2010, the amateur contestants were divided into two "teams", men's and women's. 18 duets competed for reaching the final. And in the final part, non-professionals united in new duets. The winners were singer Anastasia Stotskaya and judo and sambo champion Alexei Ledenev, while the silver medalists were Ksenia Sobchak and Maxim Shchegolev.
The idea of creating pairs of "star" participants turned out to be original and interesting to the audience. Therefore, in 2011, only “amateurs” were involved in the program. Coaches and members of the jury worked with the contestants. As a result, the best among those who mastered ballroom dancing from scratch were the performer Tatyana Bulanova and the skier Dmitry Lyashenko. nine0005
A year later, professional dancers returned for the new season of the show. The number of contestants included 12 couples. A feature of this cycle is the presence of invited guests in the program, including directors Karen Shakhnazarov, Pavel Chukhrai, Valery Todorovsky, Pavel Lungin and others.
For the second time in the history of the project, Evgeny Papunaishvili became the winner from among experienced dancers. The passionate and brutal favorite of the public made up a harmonious duet with singer Natalia Ionova (Gluk'oZa).
The invited guests remained in 2013, when the 8th season of the project began. Among the new celebrities, the audience saw actor Alexander Shirvindt, choreographer Andris Liepa, directors Timur Bekmambetov and Vladimir Menshov. nine0005
13 couples entered the floor in the first edition of this year. Among them were those who caused an ambiguous attitude of the jury and the audience. For example, the outrageous and unpredictable Danila Polyakov, a model boy who shines on Western catwalks, and his partner Alla Anastasyeva, who had a hard time in such an extravagant duet. The first place was taken by Elena Podkaminskaya and Andrey Karpov.
The next cycle of the show began in 2015. Among the 14 star participants were again only ladies. The money received as a result of SMS voting went to Russian charitable foundations. In a worthy competition, the charming Irina Pegova and Andrey Kozlovsky became the best. nine0005
Figure skater Adelina Sotnikova and Gleb Savchenko won second place and the audience award. In 2016, Alexandra Ursulyak and Denis Tagintsev ascended the first step of the podium. And a couple with Evgeny Papunaishvili was Glafira Tarkhanova.
A feature of the 11th season was that the episodes were held in the studio without spectators (due to the coronavirus pandemic that swept the world). The couple of Ivan Stebunov and Inna Svechnikova became the winners of the season. The following year, David Manukyan, Ekaterina Shpitsa and other stars fought for the first place. Sergey Lazarev and Ekaterina Osipova won the first place. nine0005
Dancing with the Stars now
The new 13th season of the project, which premiered in January 2022, appeared in the audience's favorite format. Experts in the art of dance had to teach the graceful movements of movie stars and pop stars. Among the latter were such artists as Alexandra Rebenok, Dmitry Kharatyan, Vladimir Marconi. A representative of the modern generation, Vanya Dmitrienko, agreed to try his luck in a new role.
Malakhov continued to host the show, the composition of the jury practically did not change, only Vladimir Varnava took the place of Ivan Rudnik this time. nine0005
- At the Dancing with the Stars stage, actress Ekaterina Volkova, known for the TV series Voronins, and dancer Andrei Karpov met and later got married. Now the couple are raising their daughter Elizabeth and posting joint photos on Instagram.
- The number performed on April 10, 2016 by Alexander Petrov (in the guise of a German Wehrmacht officer) and Anastasia Antelava (in the guise of a Russian woman) became scandalous.
"Dancing with the Stars" will reveal new names
January 15, 2022 21:22 Oleg Pakshin
How is the dress rehearsal of the main dance show "Dancing with the Stars"?
The final rehearsal before tomorrow's broadcast of the popular show "Dancing with the Stars" is taking place in Moscow. What are the latest preparations and behind-the-scenes secrets? nine0080
Participants of the new season of the show "Dancing with the Stars" took to the big floor today for the first time. Theater and film actors, a TV presenter, singers in pairs with professional dancers have been preparing premiere performances for almost a month, and the dress rehearsal is the last chance to refine the dance numbers, correct mistakes, and maybe complicate the production.
From a secretary to a fatal seductress on the dance floor, the actress of the Moscow Art Theatre. Chekhov Alexandra Child. “This is probably similar to the acting profession. Like filling the hall. But in the theater we fill it with energy, but here it still needs to be done with the body,” says Rebenok. nine0005
And Dmitry Kharatyan will prove that quick-step can be danced under Pugacheva.
Superprofessionals - winners and prize-winners of international competitions in ballroom and sports dancing - made pairs of races.