Jenna Johnson Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Val Chmerkovskiy, Dancing With The Stars, Weight loss

Jenna Johnson (Jenna Michelle Johnson) is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer.

Jenna Johnson Biography | Who Is Jenna Johnson

Jenna Johnson (Jenna Michelle Johnson) is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer. Jenna first gained attention in 2013 as she finished ladies’ third runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance: season 10.

Jenna Johnson Age | How Old Is Jenna Johnson?

Jenna Michelle Johnson was born on 12 April, Provo, Utah, U.S. She is 24 years old as of 2019.

Jenna Johnson Family | Jenna Johnson Siblings

Johnson was born to Tamara Jean and Curt Johnson as the fifth of six children having three brothers and two sisters; Stacy Johnson Bills, Jillian Johnson Zenger, Skyler Johnson, Scott Johnson, and Jason Johnson.

Jenna Johnson So You Think You Can Dance | Jenna Johnson Sytycd

Jenna started dancing at the age of three, training in different dance styles including ballet, jazz, hip hop, ballroom and tap among many others. She 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. She represented the United States at the World Latin Dance Champions in 2012.

She was a contestant on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. Johnson first auditioned for season 10 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her two older sisters had auditioned before her but ere cut at Green Mile. She then partnered with contemporary dancer Tucker Knox. She made it to the top 8 having a speciality in Latin Ballroom.

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Jenna Johnson DWTS | Jenna Johnson Dancing With The Stars

Jenna was a troupe member on Dancing with the Stars from season 18 to season 22. It was revealed in August 2016, on media that Johnson would be a pro on the next season. Jenna became a professional dancer on season 23 and was partnered with actor Jake T. Austin.

Johnson danced jive and cha-cha and were the first couple eliminated on September 20, 2016. Due to Sharna Burgess sitting out the October 31 and November 7 shows for a knee injury from the October 24 dress rehearsal. She filled in as James Hinchcliffe’s partner in weeks 8 and 9 and was their trio partner in Week 10.

She returned in season 25 as a troupe member after taking season 24 off. She was announced to be a pro for her second time on season 26 and she was paired with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon. The duo reached the finals and won the competition on May 21, 2018. Jenna is one of few dancers to win in her second season and to win after being eliminated first in her previous season.

She returned for season 27 and she was paired with reality television star Joe Amabile following her win. Despite them receiving low scores and criticism from the judges they were consistently saved by the viewers votes. The duo finally made it to the semi-finals of the competition where they finished in 5th place, tying with Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke.

Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson | Val Chmerkovskiy Jenna Johnson | Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy

Johnson began an on and off relationship with fellow DWTS pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Valentin confirmed in 2017 that he and Johnson were dating again. The couple shared their engagement on Instagram on 14 June 2018.

Jenna Johnson Weight Loss

Jenna says that she gained weight on a vegetarian diet. she says she was in low and protein intake. She incorporated protein back into my diet and started slimming down.

Jenna Johnson Net Worth

Jenna’s net worth is not yet revealed.

Jenna Johnson Height

The professional dancer stands at a height of 1.57 m.

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Jenna Johnson Interview

An Interview with ‘DWTS’ and ‘SYTYCD’ Star Jenna Johnson

Published: 7/11/2017 

Q: What was it like auditioning for SYTYCD when both of your sisters, Stacy and Jillian, had gotten so close to making it into the Top 20 in prior seasons?

Jenna Johnson: They both made it to the Green Mile [the final stage of the competition before the Top 20 are announced], but both of them got eliminated. I had extreme pressure because I wanted to make them proud. They both had been my teachers growing up. I had so much respect and love for them. When I did make it, my family was the first people I called and they were the first ones in the audience my first episode as well. It was an awesome moment for all three of us.

Q: What was your experience like on the show?

Jenna Johnson: I think Season 10 was a beautiful season. We had some of the most amazing dancers individually. I think it wasn’t a competitive season, which is crazy to think. We became a family. It didn’t feel like we were competing against each other every week. We wanted to see each other do well, thrive and succeed.

My overall experience personally… oh man, I was a mess. [She laughs] I remember working with Mandy Moore during Top 10 week with Neil Haskell. She has been one of my mentors since I was eight years old. I walked in and she pushed me into a corner.

She said, “Jenna, I have no idea what you are doing, but you are not this type of dancer. Figure it out.”

That’s how we started our rehearsal, but it was true. Being so young and getting onto the show, you feel so much pressure to prove yourself. It’s such a weird environment because you are with choreographers you know, but you have this added pressure of wanting America to fall in love with you.

So I think I got into my head for the first few weeks of it and I am so grateful for Mandy’s pep talk. Once we started dancing with the All-Stars, that’s when I had my breakout dances: “I Can’t Make You Love Me” with Neil and my Mark Kanemura ponytail dance.

There was a definite shift halfway through, but it was a bittersweet experience. I was not the dancer that I am or was the first few weeks. Thank goodness for mentors and teachers because the rest of the season was amazing.

Q: What was the Season 13 experience like for you as an All-Star?

Jenna Johnson: It was like summer camp. It was awesome! There was something special about Jake Monreal. I saw it from the day he walked into Academy week. His passion for dance and life was untouchable. He became someone so special to me, I am grateful for that experience.

It was at a time in my life when I needed that and he was such a bright little light. He was the biggest gentleman. He would open all of my doors for me; ask if I needed water in the middle of rehearsal — my little heartbreaker.

The reason why I picked him was because I saw myself in him. Jake was not as technically as talented as some of the other contestants and growing up, I was the same way. I was never naturally gifted; I had horrible knees and really bad feet. But I knew I loved it so much that my passion surpassed the other dancers and that’s what I saw in Jake. He has so much love and appreciation for his sport.

Q: What was the Season 13 experience like for you as an All-Star?

Jenna Johnson: It was like summer camp. It was awesome! There was something special about Jake Monreal. I saw it from the day he walked into Academy week. His passion for dance and life was untouchable. He became someone so special to me, I am grateful for that experience.

It was at a time in my life when I needed that and he was such a bright little light. He was the biggest gentleman. He would open all of my doors for me; ask if I needed water in the middle of rehearsal — my little heartbreaker.

The reason why I picked him was because I saw myself in him. Jake was not as technically as talented as some of the other contestants and growing up, I was the same way. I was never naturally gifted; I had horrible knees and really bad feet. But I knew I loved it so much that my passion surpassed the other dancers and that’s what I saw in Jake. He has so much love and appreciation for his sport.

Mandy Moore

Q: What does your relationship with your mentor Mandy Moore mean to you?

Jenna Johnson: She means the world to me. Without a doubt, I would not be the dancer I am today without her. She has sculpted me from a young age. She has put so much love, thought and appreciation my way.

She did one of my first solos and I was horrible, but we’ve been together ever since. I wouldn’t have had the experience that I did on SYTCYD or DWTS without her. On DWTS, she’s shown me how to be a choreographer, how to be an artist and how to be a director.

The way she sees movement and camera work as well as timings and transitions are like no one else I’ve ever met. I feel lucky and blessed to call her a mentor. She’s so honest and personal with me, but I appreciate it. I get emotional even talking about her. I aspire to be her when I grow up.

Q: Can you explain what your role was behind the scenes with assisting Mandy on DWTS?

Jenna Johnson: I would come in with Artem [Chigvintsev] and Mandy would oversee the whole piece. She would know exact timings, counts, transitions and where things were going to take us. She would have a vision and say, “I want to see a spin right here and then I want a swoop across the stage.” We would help fill in the blanks with ballroom content, but she would do the rest.

She now has her own vocabulary of ballroom because she has so many seasons of DWTS under her belt. She’s amazing.

Mandy Moore

Q: What does your relationship with your mentor Mandy Moore mean to you?

Jenna Johnson: She means the world to me. Without a doubt, I would not be the dancer I am today without her. She has sculpted me from a young age. She has put so much love, thought and appreciation my way.

She did one of my first solos and I was horrible, but we’ve been together ever since. I wouldn’t have had the experience that I did on SYTCYD or DWTS without her. On DWTS, she’s shown me how to be a choreographer, how to be an artist and how to be a director.

The way she sees movement and camera work as well as timings and transitions are like no one else I’ve ever met. I feel lucky and blessed to call her a mentor. She’s so honest and personal with me, but I appreciate it. I get emotional even talking about her. I aspire to be her when I grow up.

Q: Can you explain what your role was behind the scenes with assisting Mandy on DWTS?

Jenna Johnson: I would come in with Artem [Chigvintsev] and Mandy would oversee the whole piece. She would know exact timings, counts, transitions and where things were going to take us. She would have a vision and say, “I want to see a spin right here and then I want a swoop across the stage.” We would help fill in the blanks with ballroom content, but she would do the rest.

She now has her own vocabulary of ballroom because she has so many seasons of DWTS under her belt. She’s amazing.

Dancing With the Stars

Q: Was it your choice not to return this season?

Jenna Johnson: It was 100% my choice not to come back. It was the situation where they didn’t have a celeb for me and they wanted me to do troupe. It was one of the hardest and scariest decisions for me because I’ve never had the opportunity to say no. I’m still under contract and I am a part of the DWTS family, but I’ve spent ages 18 to almost 23 doing that show. It’s been the most beautiful and incredible experience, but I haven’t experienced everything that I would like to.

I’m really interested in acting and I would like to one day do Broadway or musicals. I grew up singing as well. I’ve never been to an audition before and I got my first headshots this week. I thought it was time to try it and see if I like it.

Q: What was it like being a pro for the first time in Season 23?

Jenna Johnson: From one Jake to the next! [Jake Monreal on SYTYCD to Jake T. Austin on DWTS] It was awesome, but incredibly stressful for my first season because I felt the pressure. I had seen it all happen so many times, I knew what to expect.

Of course, I was so bummed we were out first, but I know everything happens for a reason. If I wasn’t out first, I wouldn’t have had a chance to do all of the specialty numbers and I wouldn’t have been able to fill in for Sharna [Burgess] and have that experience with James [Hinchcliffe]. It was one of my favorite seasons for sure.

Q: When did you start focusing on making your health a priority?

Jenna Johnson: This past year and a half I went through a lot of transitions. It was about time I started focusing on myself and what I was doing with my life. I was grateful and happy in my life, but I knew I was lacking in the love of myself.

I went through a huge body transition after a medical scare. I went home after summer tour and decided to restart my life and refocus on what matters most. From that day on, I made a vow to myself that I’m going to change and be the best me. That’s when I really started getting healthy and I lost a ton of weight. I was balancing my life mentally, physically and emotionally.

I was also observing my life and the past two and a half, three years that I have been stuck trying to fit in with the rest of Hollywood and I wasn’t happy. I want to be an outlet that people can relate to.

Q: How have handled some of the negativity on social media that has been directed at you and other women on the show?

Jenna Johnson: My favorite buttons are report and block. It comes with being associated with certain people on the show and they have these fandoms, specifically the men on the show, It amazes me that they feel the need to comment on somebody else’s life that they have no idea about or have never met personally.

One of the things that ruined me for a few years before I found myself is that I would see accounts where the title is “Jenna is fat” or “Jenna is an ugly pig.” I had multiple accounts that were definitely bullying me. They would post the most horrendous things.

I couldn’t wrap my head around someone who I had never met wants to say this about me. Now it doesn’t faze me one bit. It kind of makes me giggle. How sad and miserable are their lives that they need to comment about me to feel better about their life? Realize that people you are writing about are human and have feelings.

Adopted from: www.dancenetwork.tv

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