Janette Manrara
S5 Janette Manrara
Season Season 5
Birthday November 16, 1983
Age 35
Hometown Miami, Florida
So You Think You Can Dance Profile
Age during Season 25
Dance style Salsa
Partner(s) Brandon Bryant
Ade Obayomi
Evan Kasprzak
Placement Top 8
All-Star Profile
Janette Manrara (born November 16, 1983) is a Salsa dancer. She competed during fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance and placed in the Top 8.


Manrara began performing in musical theater at age 12, and started her formal dance training at 19, studying Ballroom, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz and Hip Hop. Manrara studied Finance at Florida International University.

So You Think You Can DanceEdit

To see all of Janette Manrara's performances from Season 5, click here.


After SYTYCD, Janette dated fellow contestant Jason Glover for a short period before the two broke up. She performed for Burn the Floor, a ballroom stage show.

In 2013, she became a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing and has participated in every season since.

In 2015, Manrara became engaged to long time partner, Strictly Come Dancing and Burn the Floor co-star, Aljaž Skorjanec. They were married on 15 July 2017.