Jonathan Roberts (dancer)

Jonathan Roberts (dancer)

Infobox Person
name = Jonathan Roberts


image_size = 125px
caption = 2006, at the Holiday Dance Classic
birth_name = Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch
birth_place = flagicon|USA U.S.A.
birth_date = birth date and age|1974|4|20
occupation = Ballroom Dancer
spouse = Anna Trebunskaya
parents =
children =

Jonathan Roberts (born Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch on April 20, 1974) is an American professional ballroom dancer. He decided to take up dancing after he received a free trial at a local dance studio and enjoyed it. He currently resides in California with his wife and former dance partner, Anna Trebunskaya. [http://www.jonathanrobertsdancer.com/ Official Biography]

Achievements

In mid-2005 and early 2006, Jonathan Roberts danced on the United States version of "Dancing with the Stars". In the past Roberts has competed and won the following awards.

* 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 Champion, with Anna Trebunskaya
* 1997 US National Professional Rising Star Ballroom Champion, with Roberta Sun [http://www.thedancespectrum.com/staff/list.asp Instructor Bio at Dance Spectrum]
* USA pro-am 10 dance champion
* USA pro-am Latin champion
* USA pro-am American Ballroom champion

Dancing with the Stars

He has competed on the seasons 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 of the U.S. version of "Dancing with the Stars". In Season 1, he danced with celebrity Rachel Hunter. [http://www.buddytv.com/articles/dancing-with-the-stars/profile/jonathan-roberts.aspx Article at BuddyTV.com] They were the third couple to be eliminated coming in 4th place. In Season 2, he danced with celebrity Giselle Fernandez. They were also eliminated in the third week and came in 8th place. In Season 4, he danced with Heather Mills. They were voted off in the sixth week of the competition and came in 7th place. Roberts returned for the fifth season and was partnered with entertainer Marie Osmond. [http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2007/08/dancing_with_the_stars_cast.php Season 5 Cast Revealed on Extra] They achieved 3rd place, being eliminated during the final show of the season. Season five was Roberts's most successful season so far.

His partner for Season 6 is Monica Seles. They scored 15 for the Foxtrot and 15 for the Mambo. This is the lowest judge's score of the season as of March 25, 2008. Roberts and Seles were one of the first two couples eliminated from the competition. His wife Anna Trebunskaya was sick during her week 3 practice, and a video of Jonathan dancing and teaching her partner, Steve Guttenberg was shown. After this, for the encore performance, he and Guttenberg were asked to do the entire routine.

Performances

With celebrity partner Marie Osmond:

With celebrity partner Monica Seles:

Links

* [http://www.jonathanrobertsdancer.com Official Site]
* [http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancing/bios/2/jonathan_roberts.html Dancing with the Stars Biography]
* [http://abc.go.com/primetime/dancing/index.html Dancing With the Stars]
* [http://www.centredaily.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/columnists/nerissa_pacio/12058962.htm West Coast swing: Jonathan Roberts Reflects On Stepping Up From Campbell Studio To TV Spotlight]

References

Persondata
NAME=Jonathan Roberts
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Ballroom dancer and choreographer
DATE OF BIRTH=April 20, 1974
PLACE OF BIRTH=U.S.A.


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