Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts on Dancing with the Stars


Jonathan Roberts realized he wanted to become a ballroom dancer after he watched the popular film Scent of a Woman. The popular tango scene in the movie compelled Roberts to leave behind what could have been the start of a promising career in basketball. Roberts used the movie ticket to avail of free ballroom dancing lessons and, from there, has gone on to dance professionally in several competitions. In 1997, he and his first partner gained the title USA Rising Star American Ballroom Dancing Champions but thereafter decided to switch to Latin dancing. He is married to his current partner, Anna Trebunskaya.

Roberts joined the regular dance cast of the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars in 2004, during which he was paired with supermodel Rachel Hunter. They managed to finish fourth in the competition. For the second season, Roberts was paired with journalist Giselle Fernandez, but they were only able to place eighth. For the fourth season of the show, he competed with human and animal rights advocate Heather Mills as his partner, and they finished seventh.

In the fifth season, Roberts was paired with actress, singer, and talk show host Marie Osmond.  Marie and Jonathan have earned perfect tens from the judges in the quickstep twice, on the seventh performance show and on the ninth performance show.  They finished in third place.

On Dancing with the Stars season 6, Roberts is paired with tennis star Monica Seles.


  • 2008 World Professional Smooth Champion, with Valentina Kostenko
  • 2008 US National Professional Smooth Champion, with Valentina Kostenko
  • 2004 US National Professional Rising Star Latin Champion, with Anna Trebunskaya
  • 2003 Blackpool Professional Rising Star Latin Vice Champion, with Anna Trebunskaya
  • 1997 US National Professional Rising Star Ballroom Champion, with Roberta Sun
  • USA pro-am 10 Dance Champion
  • USA pro-am Latin Champion
  • USA pro-am American Ballroom Champion


Source: IMDb

  • Hell’s Kitchen (2016) (TV Series)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (2010–2013) (TV Series)
  • Dancing with the Stars (2005–2013) (TV Series)
  • Shark Tank (2012) (TV Series)
  • 78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (2009) (TV Special)
  • The Early Show (2009) (TV Series)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2007–2009) (TV Series)
  • Entertainment Tonight (2007–2009) (TV Series)
  • Live with Kelly and Mark (2009) (TV Series)
  • Access Hollywood (2008) (TV Series)
  • Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2007) (TV Special)
  • A Holiday Celebration at Ford’s Theatre (2007) (TV Special)
  • The Insider (2007) (TV Series)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (2007) (TV Series)
  • The View (2007) (TV Series)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2007) (TV Series)

Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts and Marie Osmond

Jonathan Roberts and Heather Mills

Giselle Fernandez and Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts and Rachel Hunter

Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts

Jonathan Roberts
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