15 Years Later — See the 'DWTS' Season 1 Pro Dancers Today!
See the pro dancers from Season 1 of 'Dancing With the Stars' today — plus a look back at the inaugural season's winning couple.
It's hard to believe it has been 15 years since the premiere of Dancing With the Stars on ABC. Season 1 of the reality dance competition debuted on June 1, 2005 — and featured celebrities such as future winner Kelly Monaco.
The pro dancers, which included Louis Van Amstel and Alec Mazo, proved to be just as popular as the famous amateur dancers, with many becoming household names themselves.
The show was such a hit with fans that Season 2 premiered six months later with 10 couples and introduced viewers to even more amazing pro dancers such as Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Cheryl Burke.
So, where is the DWTS Season 1 cast of pro dancers today? Keep reading to find out!
Louis Van Amstel
The Dutch-American ballroom dancer was paired with former Bachelorette Trista Sutter during Season 1. While the couple was eliminated first, Louis went on to appear on DWTS for nine more seasons. His last appearance was on Season 21 when he danced with celebrity chef Paula Deen.
Louis never won the Mirrorball Trophy, but he did make it to the Season 9 finale with Kelly Osbourne. Today, he is still dancing and a father to adopted son, Daniel Van Amstel.
Polish beauty Edyta Śliwińska appeared on the first 10 seasons of DWTS, first being paired with boxer Evander Holyfield, and ending with Geraldo Rivera. She never won but she did make it to the finals with former NFL star Jason Taylor during Season 6, where they came in second place.
Fast forward, Edyta is happily married to fellow DWTS pro dancer Alec Mazo, and the couple share two beautiful kids — daughter, Leia, and son, Michael.
Over the course of seven seasons of DWTS, Jonathan was paired with many famous beauties including model Rachel Hunter (Season 1), Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills (Season 4), and singer Macy Gray (Season 9).
Not much is known about Jonathan today, but according to Wikipedia, the 46-year-old dancer currently resides in California. He was also previously married to his DWTS co-star Anna Trebunskaya, but the couple split in 2013.
The former DWTS pro now goes by the name Ashly Costa — she is married to Mike Costa and is a proud mother of four.
During her time on the dancing competition, Ashly appeared on the first three seasons and returned once more for Season 10. Fun fact: Ashly's five sisters are all dancers, and her sister Afton even competed to try and win a spot on the show.
The Danish ballroom pro started dancing at the age of 2 and by age 22 she was the World Amateur Champion. She appeared on Season 1 of DWTS alongside actor John O'Hurley — they came in second place — but that was her first and only season on the show.
Today, Charlotte keeps a relatively low profile on social media, but in 2019, the dancer was spotted at Dance Amore in Rome.
As we mentioned above, Alec, who won the first-ever Mirrorball Trophy, is now married to pro-dancer Edyta Śliwińska and is the proud dad of two.
Before leaving DWTS, Alec appeared on five seasons of the show, and his partners included actress Kelly Monaco (Season 1), supermodel Paulina Porizkova (Season 4), and singer Toni Braxton (Season 7).
Which was your favorite DWTS Season 1 pro dancer?