Full Name: Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch
Dance Style: Latin
Some DWTS pro dancers hail from illustrious dance families. Others were practically born on the floor of a dance studio. Jonathan Roberts watched an Al Pacino flick.
It was the the tango scene in the Pacino's Scent of a Womant that first sparked Jonathan's interest in dance. He took advantage of the free ballroom lesson offered on his movie ticket stub, and the rest is history. It was as much of a shock to Jonathan as it was to his family and friends when he discovered his dormant passion.
At age 20, Jonathan got a late start in dancing, where most competitors are training practically after they're crawling. He quickly made up for it when he and his former partner won the 1997 USA Rising Star American Ballroom.
Jonathan Roberts was one of the original Dancing With The Stars pros, competing in Season 1 with model Rachel Hunter. He appeared in several other DWTS seasons, most notably Season 5, when he and partner Marie Osmond reached the final show, finishing third despite the drama of her mid-season fainting spell and the controversial elimination of favorites Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas. Their final freestyle, in which Marie dressed as a doll, a) was super weird, and b) received the lowest scores in the history of DWTS final
Jonathan and his wife, fellow DWTS professional Anna Trebunskaya, have been dancing as partners for over six years. Although they've performed together for a relatively short time, they have made outstanding achievements in competitions around the world.
- 2008 World Smooth Champion
- 2008 United States Smooth Champion
- 2004 USA Rising Star Latin Champion
- 2003 Blackpool Rising Star Latin
- 1997 USA Rising Star American Ballroom
- 2 times undefeated USA pro-am 10 dance champions
- 3 times undefeated USA pro-am Latin champions
- 2 times USA pro-am American Ballroom champions.
Performance Roundup on DWTS:
Season 1: Rachel Hunter (Finished 4th)
Season 2: Giselle Fernandez (Finished 8th)
Season 4: Heather Mills (Finished 7th)
Season 5: Marie Osmond (Finished 3rd)
Season 6: Monica Seles (Finished 12th)
Season 8: Belinda Carlisle (Finished 13th)
Season 9: Macy Gray (Finished 15th)