15 Years Later — See the ‘DWTS’ Season 1 Pro Dancers Today!

Celebrities | May 4, 2020

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. 

Sophia Iztok


Sophia is a recent graduate from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. She is a freelance journalist based in New York City writing about everything from music to LGBTQ issues.

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