Well, it's time to suddenly feel like you could totally do a complicated dance routine with no prior experience, because Dancing With The Stars is back. That's right, Season 23 of the dance competition show if officially underway and I personally can't wait to cheer on pseudo-celebrities as they attempt to shuffle around the floor with trained professional ballroom dancers. Of course, along with the new cast of famous faces, viewers will get to see familiar Dancing With The Stars pros like Jenna Johnson returning to the floor. Fans definitely know her partner, Jake Austin (of Wizards of Waverly Place) but who exactly is Jenna Johnson?
She's a professional ballroom dancer who actually was on previous dance competition shows before landing the gig as a troupe member on Dancing With The Stars. She's insanely talented and is sure to be a tough competitor. It always seems like the famous cast members of Dancing With The Stars get the most attention because everyone recognizes their names and what they have done to earn a spot in this dance competition. The professional dancers that they get coupled up with don't really get the attention or accolades that they deserve, in my opinion. These men and women are super interesting and usually absurdly accomplished.
Here are a few tidbits to know about Johnson, because she is a super rad individual.
She Competed On So You Think You Can Dance
Johnson competed on Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance and was unfortunately eliminated after the Top 8. It's not all bad, though, because she managed to prove her talent, which helped land her the spot on Dancing With The Stars.
She Is A Fitness Inspiration
She is very open about the fitness struggles she has faced and posts photos of herself at every stage of her health journey.
Her Costume Game Is On Point
She constantly posts photos of the amazing costumes she gets to wear for her performances. This one is stunning.
She & Jake Austin Are Happy To Be Paired Up
She and her partner are clearly super psyched to be paired together for this season. They are constantly praising each other on social media, and Austin seems like he has had a really amazing experience working with Johnson. It's a good sign that these two have such a great bond, because that kind of closeness tends to have a good impact on contestants' routines.
Johnson is going to be one to watch this season. And, judging by their mutual admiration for each other, this couple is a perfect match to take home the Mirror Ball trophy.