Anna Trebunskaya

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Anna Trebunskaya
Born (1980-12-28) December 28, 1980 (age 33)
Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Ballroom dancer
Spouse(s) Jonathan Roberts (m. 2003–12)
Partner(s) Nevin Millan (2013–present)
Children 1
Parents Oleg Trebunski & Irina Trebunskaya

Anna Trebunskaya (Russian: Анна Требунская; born 28 December 1980)[1] is a Russian born American professional ballroom and Latin dancer, known for her appearances on Dancing with the Stars. She now lives in Los Angeles and dances in the International Latin style.

Personal life[edit]

Anna Trebunskaya was born December 28, 1980 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Her parents, Oleg Trebunski and Irina Trebunskaya, owned a dance studio and were professional ballroom dancers. Having begun dancing at the age of six, their daughter entered and won her first competition when she was seven. She moved to the United States with her parents when she was 17 years old.

Trebunskaya resides in California. She and her mother own a dance studio in Hermosa Beach, California.

In October 2012, after nine years of marriage, Trebunskaya and dancer Jonathan Roberts announced that they had separated and planned to divorce.[2] Trebunskaya subsequently began a relationship with actor Nevin Millan. She gave birth to their daughter, Amalya Millan, on January 18, 2014.[3]

Career[edit]

Professional ballroom competitions[edit]

In 2007, Trebunskaya and her partner Pavlo Barsuk took 6th place at the International Latin finals in America's Ballroom Challenge.[4] Over the next several years, she continued to garner the attention of the ballroom community through a series of similar successes.[citation needed]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

In Season 2, she partnered football star Jerry Rice,[5] and together they came in 2nd to pop star Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke. Trebunskaya and her husband Jonathan Roberts also performed together on results shows in its first three seasons. Trebunskaya returned to Dancing with the Stars for its fifth season and her celebrity partner was model Albert Reed.[6] They were the second couple eliminated from the competition. Trebunskaya competed on Season 6 of Dancing with the Stars and her celebrity partner was actor Steve Guttenberg. She and Guttenberg were the third couple to be eliminated. In Season 9, her partner was UFC fighter Chuck Liddell. She and Liddell were the sixth couple to be eliminated. In Season 10, she competed with US Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek. They finished in 2nd place to pop star Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough. In Season 11, Trebunskaya partnered football quarterback Kurt Warner. They placed 5th overall and were the 8th couple eliminated. For the twelfth season, Trebunskaya was partnered with boxing legend, Sugar Ray Leonard. They were the third couple eliminated. For the thirteenth season, Trebunskaya was partnered with fashion guru Carson Kressley. They were the fifth couple eliminated. In season 14, she was partnered with soap opera star Jack Wagner. They were the second couple eliminated from the competition. For season 15, she was partnered with season 2 winner Drew Lachey, they were eliminated in week 3 of competition on a double elimination week.[7]

Season Partner Place
2 Jerry Rice 2nd
5 Albert Reed 11th
6 Steve Guttenberg 10th
9 Chuck Liddell 11th
10 Evan Lysacek 2nd
11 Kurt Warner 5th
12 Sugar Ray Leonard 9th
13 Carson Kressley 8th
14 Jack Wagner 11th
15 Drew Lachey 11th

Performances[edit]

With celebrity partner: Jerry Rice:23.09

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "I Like It" 7 7 7 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "If My Friends Could See Me Now" 7 8 8 Safe
3 Jive/ "Do You Love Me" 7 6 6 Safe
4 Foxtrot/ "Why Don't You Do Right" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "For Once in My Life"
Group Salsa/ "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
7
No
8
Scores
8
Given
Safe
6 Paso Doble/ "Espana Cani"
Group Viennese Waltz/ "Fallin'"
8
No
7
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7 Tango/ "One Way or Another"
Rumba/ "Un-Break My Heart"
7
7
7
7
6
7
Safe
8 Foxtrot/ "Why Don't You Do Right"
Freestyle/ "Celebration"
Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Think"
9
9
9
9
9
9
8
9
9
Runner-Up

With celebrity partner Albert Reed:21.0

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "A Little Less Conversation" 7 7 7 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "99 Red Balloons" 7 7 7 Eliminated

With celebrity partner Steve Guttenberg:18.3

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "(Up A) Lazy River" 6 6 6 No Elimination
2 Mambo/ "I Got a Girl" 6 5 5 Safe
3 Tango/ "Jalousie" 7 7 7 Eliminated

With celebrity partner Chuck Liddell:17.25

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "That's Life"
Salsa relay/ "Get Busy"
6
Awarded
5
6
5
Points
Safe
2 Tango/"Seven Nation Army" 6 7* 6 Safe
3 Samba/"Mas Que Nada" 6 5 6 Safe
4 Two-Step/"Boot Scootin' Boogie" 6 5 6 Eliminated

With celebrity partner Evan Lysacek:26.3

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/"I'll Be" 8 7 8 No elimination
2 Jive/"Best Damn Thing" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Quickstep/"Hot Honey Rag" 9 8 9 Safe
4* Tango/"Wait a Minute" 9
9
8
8
9
9
Safe
5 Rumba/"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Samba/"Hey Mama"
Swing/"In the Mood"
7
Awarded
7
6
7
Points
Safe
7 Argentine Tango/"Bust Your Windows"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Holiday"
10
8
10
8
10
8
Safe
8 Waltz/"Open Arms"
Futuristic Cha-Cha-Cha/"Bulletproof"
9
9
9
8
9
9
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Foxtrot/"I've Got the World on a String"
Paso Doble/"Bring Me to Life"
10
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
10
Finals
Viennese Waltz/"Piano Man"
Freestyle/"Footloose"
Argentine Tango/"Bust Your Windows"
Quickstep/"I Want You To Want Me"
10
8
Awarded
10
9
8
28
9
9
8
Points
9
Runner-up
  • For week 4 there was a technical and performance score.

With celebrity partner Kurt Warner:21.63

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/"This Ain't a Love Song" 7 5 7 Safe
2 Jive/"Danger Zone" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot/"Bad Day" 8 8 7 Safe
4 Rumba/"Drops of Jupiter" 5/7 5/6 5/6 Safe
5 Quickstep/"Bewitched Theme" 8 8 8 Safe
6 Paso Doble/"The Final Countdown"
Rock 'n Roll/"La Grange"
6
Awarded
6
4
6
Points
Safe
7 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Bust A Move"
Tango/"Simply Irresistible"
9
10/8
9
8
9
8
Safe
8 Waltz/"Take It to the Limit"
Cha-Cha-Cha/"Hella Good"
8
8
8
8
8
8
Eliminated
  • For Week 4 there were scores for both Technique and Performance

With celebrity partner Sugar Ray Leonard:18.75

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"The Power of Love" 6 5 6 No Elimination
2 Jive/"Sweet Soul Music" 6 5 6 Last to be called safe
3 Paso Doble/"My Prerogative" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/"Waltz of the Flowers" 7 7 7 Eliminated

With celebrity partner Carson Kressley:19.4

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Moves Like Jagger" 6 5 6 Safe
2 Quickstep/"Walkin' Back to Happiness" 6 6 6 Safe
3 Tango/"It's My Life" 8 7 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/Theme from "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" 7 6 7 Safe
5 Jive/"Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" 6 6 7 Eliminated

With celebrity partner Jack Wagner:22.6

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"Sugar Town" 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Jive/"Gimme Some Lovin" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Samba/"Lighting Up the Night" 8 8 8 Eliminated

With celebrity partner Drew Lachey:22.7

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/"Love Song" 7 7 7.5 Bottom Two
2 Jive/"Dance, Dance" 7.5 7.5 7.5 Safe
3 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Crazy In Love" 8 8 8 Eliminated

Achievements[edit]

with Pavlo Barsuk

with Jonathan Roberts

  • 2004 USA Rising Star Latin Champions
  • 2003 Blackpool Rising Star Latin Finalist

with Vitali Koulik

  • 1998 U.S. National Amateur Youth Ballroom Champion and Representative to the World

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
John O'Hurley & Charlotte Jørgensen

Mýa & Dmitry Chaplin

Dancing with the Stars (US) runner up
Season 2 (Spring 2006 with Jerry Rice)

Season 10 (Spring 2010 with Evan Lysacek)

Succeeded by
Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff

Kyle Massey & Lacey Schwimmer

Preceded by
Niecy Nash & Louis Van Amstel
Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 11 (Fall 2010 with Kurt Warner)
Succeeded by
Romeo & Chelsie Hightower