|Biography:||American Janette Manrara hails from Florida, but it is her Cuban heritage that has influenced her dancing career and she specialises in Salsa dancing, learning from and growing up dancing with her family. Although she performed in musical theatre from the age of 12, she didn't start any formal dance training until the age of 19, and has studied ballroom, ballet, pointe, jazz and hip-hop. Her dance teacher encouraged her to audition for the US television show So You Think You Can Dance and she made it to the top four female dancers, and took part in the shows national tour. She also performed on Glee and the Glee Live Tour, before going on to star in the hit musical stage show Burn The Floor.
Janette joined Strictly Come Dancing for the eleventh series.
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strictly come dancing history
|Series||Celebrity||Last week||Position||Last dance(s)|
|12||Jake Wood||12||5th||Cha cha cha; Viennese Waltz|
|13||Peter Andre||10||7th||American Smooth|
|15||Aston Merrygold||7||10th||Viennese Waltz|
|17||Will Bayley||6||10th*||Couple's Choice (C)|
* celebrity partner retired from competition
Janette has competed in two Christmas Special, dancing with Ricky Norwood in 2013 and Melvin Odoom in 2016.