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Meet the Cast of Dancing Queens (PHOTOS)

Bravo’s new docuseries, Dancing Queens, premieres in May. Meet the glamorous ballroom dancers on the cast!

By Staff

Put on your favorite dancing shoes, because Bravo’s new docuseries, Dancing Queens, premieres in May to add a little spring to your step.

How to Watch

Watch Dancing Queens on Peacock and the Bravo app.    

The series follows a group of ballroom dancers — Colette Marotto, Donie Burch, Gaëlle Benchetrit, Leonie Biggs, Pooja Mehta, and Sabrina Strasser — “as they invest their time and money into their all-consuming passion to vie for the top spots, respect, and recognition in the world of Pro-Am dance competitions,” a press release states. “Pro-Am combines amateur dancers competing with professional partners. These highly skilled amateur dancers spend tens of thousands of dollars on their hair, makeup, and outfits, plus the expenses for their professional partners to practice, travel, and compete.” 

Oh, and break out your dance card, because Dancing Queens premieres on Tuesday, May 9, at 9/8c on Bravo.

From stay-at-home moms to business owners and a finance exec, these women put their lives aside and negotiate time away from their families when it comes to dance,” the press release explains. “In the ballroom, they maintain their composure, but behind the scenes, the women are willing to sabotage their frenemies in the name of competition, even going as far as poaching pro partners for a chance to win. These dancers share an obsession with winning, no matter the cost.”

Check out the Dancing Queens Cast Photo!

Dancing Queens Season 1 Announcement


Who’s in the cast of Dancing Queens? Meet the Dancing Queen cast below and make sure you check out the trailer to get the full sneak peek at all the action!

Meet the Dancing Queens Cast

Colette Marotto 

Dancing Queens Season 1 Collette

From: Scottsdale, Arizona
More on Colette: As a business owner and single mother to a son with special needs, Colette has a lot of stress in her life and dancing allows her to focus on herself and forget her responsibilities. Recently, her pro dance partner left her to compete with Pooja, forcing her to find a new pro, Oleksiy “Alex” Pigotskyy, and start from scratch. Her ballroom breakup created tension between the women and lit a fire within Colette to become even more successful and prove to her former pro that she can win without him.

Donie Burch

Dancing Queens Season 1 Donie

From: New York City
Instagram Handle: @donycie
More on Donie: Donie has been dancing her entire life, and she studied dance performance in college. This top performer and her partner, Iliah Vinikovskiy, are determined to show the judges that she’s one of the best dancers in the country. While she may not have a “typical” dancer’s physique, Donie fears the judges are rating her appearance more than her ability. Currently single, Donie’s obsession with dance leaves her little room for finding a partner off the floor.

Gaëlle Benchetrit

Dancing Queens Season 1 Gaelle

From: New York City
Instagram Handle: @gaelle_pereira_benchetrit
More on Gaëlle: Gaëlle was making a name for herself on the ballroom circuit before her recent pregnancy forced her into a hiatus. Now back on the dance floor, she’s eager to prove that she’s better than ever. Sparing no expense, her partner, Nino Langella, is one of the top professional dancers in the world and the envy of the other women.

Leonie Biggs

Dancing Queens Season 1 Leonie

From: Haworth, New Jersey
More on Leonie: Leonie is a perfectionist who doesn’t like to take on anything unless she can be the best at it. With a full plate, she balances her life as a wife and mother with her high-powered career in finance. This dance season, Leonie has a new pro partner, Koysta Samarskyi, which adds stress, doubt, and additional hours of practicing before she feels ready to compete. Fiercely competitive in nature, she feels the pressure to be a championship ballroom dancer and beat out the other ladies to earn the coveted first place.

Pooja Mehta 

Dancing Queens Season 1 Pooja

From: Scottsdale, Arizona
More on Pooja: A self-described rebel from a family of doctors, Pooja is a makeup artist with a successful beauty business. She and her husband are raising their two children with a mix of Jewish and Hindu traditions. Dancing is a family affair — Pooja, her mother, and her sister all dance with Colette’s former pro partner, Kristijan Burazer. Previously a champion in the rhythm category, she recently switched to Latin to compete alongside her family and prove that she can succeed in their category too.

Sabrina Strasser 

Dancing Queens Season 1 Sabrina

From: Toronto, Canada

Instagram Handle: @sabrinaofficialdq
More on Sabrina: Stay-at-home mom Sabrina finds herself at odds between her dancing and family life. She has a contentious on-again, off-again relationship with her pro dancer, Stanislav Kochergin, but the two are back together and Sabrina is ready to claim the top prize. Her drive to win demands her time and energy — sometimes at the expense of her children and husband, who fears that Sabrina’s hobby takes attention away from their life at home.

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