For what is shaping up to be the best season yet of the Dancing With the Stars Australia franchise, it would only be right to bring in a fabulous crop of professional dancers to assist the celebrities on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars.

These movers and shakers are bringing a host of experiences to DWTS. Between them, they have covered pretty much every aspect of the dance industry, from musical theatre to OTHER reality TV dance shows.

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DWTS: All Stars 2022 has a crop of talented professional dancers. Source: Instagram @dancingau

Let’s hope their talents can help the contestants Cha Cha Slide their way to a win!

The pros will be joined by champions from the past 17 seasons – as well as four wild card competitors – for DWTS: All Stars 2022, including Aussie icons Grant Denyer and Courtney Act.

So, kick your heels up and let’s meet the professional dancers taking the stage for Dancing With the Stars: All stars 2022!

Lily Cornish

Latin dancer Lily Cornish shot to stardom after partnering with SAS Australia star Jett Kenny on DWTS in 2019.

For DWTS: All Stars the professional dancer will be competing alongside Australia’s fave dad, Grant Denyer.

The Tasmanian has been dancing since she was just nine-years-old. Her career has taken her overseas where she competed in plenty of dance championships. Notably, she previously performed with fellow dancer Julian Caillon in Shake, Rattle ‘n Roll in 2015.

Lily is certainly one talented gal with an impressive dancing resume. We think she and Grant certainly have a shot at the mirror ball trophy this season!

Jarryd Byrne

Hailing from Wagga Wagga, Jarryd Byrne has made a name for himself in the dancing world and will certainly be a fabulous partner for singer Ricki-Lee Coulter.

Ricki-Lee and Jarryd were actually partnered together on DWTS in 2014. The pair came third, so, understandably, they are back for redemption and a second shot at the win.

The professional dancer has toured with Burn the Floor and has some theatre experience under his belt, too, having performed in Baz Lhurmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical.

Dancing With the Stars isn’t Jarryds first reality TV dance appearance, either. He previously appeared on the now-defunct series, So You Think You Can Dance, in 2012.

Jarryd is nothing short of an all-rounder. He specialises in a range of styles, including hip hop, salsa, Latin American and ballroom.

Craig Monley

Another former pair are back in the form of Bridie Carter and professional dancer Craig Monley.

Bridie and Craig initially won DWTS in 2007, and are back to defend their champions’ title for DWTS: All Stars.

The Melbournite has competed professionally competed with his dance (and life) partner Sriani Argaet for over ten years after they began dancing together at just 14-years-old.

On top of their professional performances, the couple regularly teach dance classes at The Exclusive Beats Boutique in Melbourne.

Alexandra Vladimirov

“Triple threat” Alexandra Vladimirov is paired with pro footballer and 2014 winner David Rodan this season.

Be sure to keep your eyes on Alexandra, who speaks fluent German and Russian, and David, because these two have some serious talent. #Dlex has a nice ring to it…

Alexandra is a complete powerhouse who specialises in Latin and ballroom dance styles.

She is another Burn the Floor resident and also appeared alongside co-star Lily in Shake, Rattle ‘n Roll before her DWTS days.

In addition to being a professional dancer, Alexandra is also a talented singer and an actor.

Aric Yegudkin

Aric Yegudkin has one of the most impressive resumes amongst the DWTS professional dancers.

Aric is a choreographer, dance instructor AND adjudicator who has appeared on DWTS since he was just 19 years old. He has several DWTS wins under his belt with partners Ada Nicodemou and Emma Freedman.

We’ll have to wait and see if he can score another mirror ball trophy with his 2022 partner Kylie Gillies.

On top of his already impressive dance record, Aric has danced alongside celebrities such as Ricky Martin, Olivia Newton-John, Josh Groban, Seal and Delta Goodrem.

Joshua Keefe

Professional ballroom dancer Joshua Keefe is returning for DWTS: All Stars with his 2019 partner, icon Courtney Act.

The pair finished as runners up and are back this season for redemption – hopefully with even more jaw-dropping performances.

Josh has been dancing since he was 10-years-old, starting his professional career only a year later.

He has studied under the world’s best teachers in England, Italy, Hong Kong and America. 

The Queensland-born dancer has competed internationally and also works as a choreographer.

Jess Raffa

DWTS‘ Jess Raffa is a professional ballroom and Latin dancer who won the show’s thirteenth season with Cosentino.

The powerhouse started dancing at only three-years-old and has carved quite an impressive career for herself in the dance industry.

She is another Burn the Floor alum, having toured with the production for a whopping eight years.

She also dipped her toes into the reality TV dance world prior to appearing as a professional dancer on DWTS, having assisted head choreographer Jason Gilkison on So You Think You Can Dance in 2009.

Jess is also a businesswoman and runs dance fitness classes at Dance Fit by Jess Raffa in Melbourne.

For DWTS: All Stars 2022, the professional dancer is competing alongside AFL player Anthony Koutoufides.

These two are certainly strong contenders for the mirror ball trophy and we expect to see Anthony as a guest instructor at Dance Fit one day!

Julian Callion

DWTS: All Stars is Julian Caillon‘s third season with DWTS, having started his stint on the show in 2020 competing alongside reality TV golden girl Angie Kent. Accordingly, it is fitting that he has partnered with Angie once again for the pair’s second stab at the win.

Julian is but ANOTHER Shake, Rattle ‘n Roll alum. He actually performed alongside fellow DWTS professional Lily in the production in 2015.

The professional dancer is not only super talented (and easy on the eyes), but he is also a certified personal trainer! What better gym motivation than having a hunky dancer whipping you into shape?

Alarna Donovan

DWTS professional dancer Alarna Donovan is set to be a strong competitor this season if her impressive resume is anything to go by.

The pro specialises in Latin dancing and has five (yes, FIVE) Australian championships under her belt.

She has devoted the last 16 years of her life to dancing and is a certified dance coach and adjudicator. If she wasn’t talented enough already, she’s also done some acting and modelling work.

In the lead-up to DWTS‘ premiere, Alarna had been keeping us entertained with some hilarious BTS videos of her 2022 partner Rob Mills half-dying after rehearsals.

“I accidentally broke @robmillsymills” she captioned the hilarious clip. So, she’s not only uber-talented but also funny AF.

Gustavo Vigilo

Italian-born Gustavo Viglio is yet another DWTS professional dancer with a lengthy AF resume.

The pro, who has won the hearts of DWTS fans with his infectious personality, is partnered with equally as beloved actress Olympia Valance for 2022’s All Star season.

Gustavo specialises in an impressive range of styles, including contemporary, jazz, ballroom, Latin, swing and tango.

He is yet ANOTHER Burn the Floor dancer, having been the shows principal performer since 2014.

If you weren’t already convinced that he is a strong contender for the win this season, you should know that in 2009, he took out the title of World Latina Youth Vice-Champion.

He is also married to fellow former DWTS professional Jorja Freeman.

Siobhan Power

Siobhan Power is a competitive dancer, teacher, and beloved DWTS professional.

The Melburnian is no stranger to DWTS, with her most notable past pairing being with West Indies cricketer Curtly Ambrose.

Not unlike her fellow DWTS professionals, Siobhan has toured with Burn the Floor. She also teaches at Just Rythm Dance Academy in Melbourne.

For Dancing With the Stars: All Stars 2022, the multi-talented dancer is paired with wild card Kris Smith.

Ruby Gherbaz

Superstar dancer Ruby Gherbaz, who has been dancing since the age of eight, is paired with Sunrise weatherman Sam Mac for DWTS‘ 2022 All Star season.

Ruby, who hails from Perth, WA, has quite the list of achievements, having won multiple State and National titles.

She has also been the Australian Youth Latin Champion not just once, but twice! Let’s hope she can help Sam find his feet on DWTS!

After performing with Burn the Floor back in the day, Ruby moved to England in 2017. Unfortunately, COVID ruined her plans (as it did everyone’s) and she was forced to return to Australia at the start of the pandemic. Good thing she returned because it means we get to see her strut her stuff on DWTS!

Megan Wragg

The next fabulous professional on the list is Megan Wragg, who took the stage last year with I’m a Celeb‘s Beau Ryan. In hindsight, the pairs iconic jungle-themes dance MUST have been foreshadowing!

This year, Megan takes the stage with icon Cameron Daddo.

Aside from being a DWTS professional, the dancer is also (yet another) member of the Burn the Floor crew.

She has toured internationally and performed in China, Japan, Hong Kong, America, Australia and South Africa, just to name a few.

Want even more goss? Listen to episode 152 of the So Dramatic! podcast with Megan Pustetto below!

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