Jenna Johnson



Dancer Profile
Birth Date April 12, 1994 (1994-04-12) (age 24)
Hometown Provo, Utah

Partner(s) 23: Jake T. Austin (13th)
Athletes: Adam Rippon (1st)
27: Joe Amabile (TBA)

Jenna Michelle Johnson is a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.


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Jenna Johnson is a five-time U.S. National Latin Champion, U.S. National Youth 10 Dance Champion, as well as a three-time National Contemporary Winner. In 2012, she represented the United States at the World Latin Championships held in Beijing, China.

At the age of 18, she appeared as a finalist on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, where she placed in the Top 4 Girls. She is well-remembered for her routine with All-Star Mark Kanemura, entitled "I Am the Best." After the season, she was made dance captain of the 44-city So You Think You Can Dance tour. Once she returned from the tour, she was made an All-Star and has appeared as one for the past four years. She recently competed on Season 14 where she and her partner, Kiki, finished in the finale.

Johnson has been a dancer on Dancing with the Stars for eight seasons and participated in four of the Dancing with the Stars: Live! tours, where she was made dance captain for three out of the four. She is passionate about creating and choreographing, and cannot wait for another amazing season.

Dancing with the Stars 23Edit

Jenna was partnered with Jake T. Austin. Placed 13th.


Dancing with the Stars: AthletesEdit

Jenna was partnered with Adam Rippon. Placed 1st.


1Score given by guest judge, Rashad Jennings.
2Score given by guest judge, David Ross.

Dancing with the Stars 27Edit

Jenna was partnered with Joe Amabile. Placed TBA.


Dancing with the Stars: JuniorsEdit

Jenna was the mentor of Hailey Bills and her partner Tripp Johnston. The placed TBA.



  • She was a member of the Troupe for season 18, season 19, season 20, season 21, and season 22.
  • She is best friends with fellow professionals Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson and was a bridesmaid at each of their weddings.
  • She is the third alumnus of So You Think You Can Dance to win Dancing with the Stars after Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold.
  • Jenna runs about four miles every day.
  • She designs most of her dance costumes.
  • She assists the dance conventions JUMP and NUVO. She also teaches ballroom privates.
  • Her dream dance partner is William Wingfield.
  • She is most inspired by Melanie Moore.
  • During Weeks 8 and 9 of season 23, Jenna partnered with James Hinchcliffe when Sharna Burgess suffered a knee injury during dress rehearsal for Week 7's team dance. James and Sharna selected her for the trio round in the semi-finals.
  • She's had an on-off relationship with fellow pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy since 2015, but it wasn't until 2017 that they got together for real. They got engaged on June 14, 2018, in Venice, Italy.
  • She is the second professional partner to be eliminated first in their first season, and win their second season after Peta Murgatroyd.
  • During Season 13 of SYTYCD, Jenna mentored Jake Monreal.
  • Her niece, Hailey Bills, will compete as a professional on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.
    • Jenna will serve as Hailey's mentor.