Jonathan Roberts (dancer)

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Jonathan Roberts
Born Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch
(1974-04-20) April 20, 1974 (age 40)
United States
Occupation Ballroom dancer
Spouse(s) Anna Trebunskaya (2003-2012)

Jonathan Roberts (born Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch; 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. [1]

Achievements[edit]

Jonathan Roberts is most well known for dancing on the United States version of Dancing with the Stars and choreographing routines on So You Think You Can Dance. In the past Roberts has competed and won the following awards.

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

He competed in seasons 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 of the U.S. version of Dancing with the Stars. In Season 1, he danced with celebrity Rachel Hunter.[4] They were the third couple to be eliminated coming in 4th place. In Season 2, he danced with celebrity Giselle Fernández. 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.[5] They achieved 3rd place, being eliminated during the final show of the season. Season five was Roberts' most successful season so far.

His partner for Season 6 was 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.

Jonathan returned for Season 8, and was partnered with pop singer Belinda Carlisle but they became the first couple eliminated, making this the second time that he was eliminated in the first Results Show. Despite being eliminated first, he & Belinda held a higher average than a few celebrities who lasted longer than them.

Jonathan also returned for Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and was paired with Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray. The couple were the second pair to be voted off in the season's first results show, making this the third time in a row Roberts was voted off after the first week, and making Jonathan the professional dancer on the show voted off first the most times (three times).

Season Partner Place
1 Rachel Hunter 4th
2 Giselle Fernández 8th
3 None N/A
4 Heather Mills 7th
5 Marie Osmond 3rd
6 Monica Seles 11th
7 None N/A
8 Belinda Carlisle 13th
9 Macy Gray 15th

Performances[edit]

With celebrity partner Rachel Hunter:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/ "Three Times a Lady" 7 6 7 No elimination
2 Rumba/ "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" 8 8 8 Bottom 2
3 Tango/ "Toxic" 8 9 9 Safe
4 Samba/ "Soul Bossa Nova"
Viennese Waltz/ "I Got You Babe"
7
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Eliminated


With celebrity partner Giselle Fernandez:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/ "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You)" 7 8 8 Safe
2 Rumba/ "Take My Breath Away" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango/ "Hernando's Hideaway" 7 8 7 Eliminated


With celebrity partner Heather Mills:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "Cheek to Cheek" 6 6 6 No elimination
2 Mambo/ "Mambo Italiano" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Jive/ "Can I Get a Witness" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Waltz/ "Sandy's Song" 7 8 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" 7 7 7 Bottom 2
6 Paso Doble/ "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"
Swing/ "Rock This Town"
7
No
8
Scores
8
Given
Eliminated


With celebrity partner Marie Osmond:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "I Hear a Symphony" 7 7 7 Safe
2 Mambo/ "Mambo" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango/ "Please Mister Brown" 9 8 9 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/ "Can't Help Falling in Love" 9 9 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "Crickets Sing for Anamaria" 7 7 7 Safe
6 Paso Doble/ "Gallito"
Rock N' Roll/ "Rockin' Robin"
8
No
8
Scores
7
Given
Safe
7 Quickstep/ "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
Cha cha cha/ "Venus"
10
8
9
8
9
8
Safe
8 Rumba/ "My Cherie Amour"
Jive/ "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under"
8
8
8
9
8
8
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Quickstep/ "Good Morning"
Mambo/ "Guaglione"
10
9
10
9
9
9
Safe
10
Finals
Samba "Chica Chica Boom Chic"
Freestyle/ "Start Me Up"
8
8
8
7
8
7
Third Place


With celebrity partner Monica Seles:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "Bubbly" 5 5 5 N/A
2 Mambo/ "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" 5 5 5 Eliminated


With celebrity partner Belinda Carlisle:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/ "What the World Needs Now is Love" 6 6 5 N/A
2 Salsa/ "Higher" 6 6 6 Eliminated


With celebrity partner Macy Gray:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/ "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Cha-Cha-Cha relay/ "Centerfold"
6
Awarded
4
4
5
Points
Eliminated


External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jonathanrobertsdancer.com/ Official Biography
  2. ^ http://www.ohiostarball.com/index.cfm/showsection/winners_circle/showsubsection/results/fuseaction/heat_list/page.htm
  3. ^ Instructor Bio at Dance Spectrum
  4. ^ Article at BuddyTV.com
  5. ^ Season 5 Cast Revealed on Extra
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dancing with the Stars (US) third place contestant
Season 5 (Fall 2007 with Marie Osmond)
Succeeded by
Cristian de la Fuente & Cheryl Burke
Preceded by
Josie Maran & Alec Mazo
Jeffrey Ross & Edyta Sliwinska
Dancing with the Stars (US) last place
Season 6 (Spring 2008 with Monica Seles)
Season 8 (Spring 2009 with Belinda Carlisle)
Season 9 (Autumn 2009 with Macy Gray)
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Ross & Edyta Sliwinska
Shannen Doherty & Mark Ballas
Preceded by
None
Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 1 (Summer 2005 with Rachel Hunter)
Succeeded by
Lisa Rinna & Louis Van Amstel