and Jenna Johnson
will be returning to the Dancing with the Stars
ballroom for Season 25, but not as professional partners.
Sasha and Jenna will instead be members of the Dancing with the Stars
Troupe next season, according to People
The show's Troupe dancers typically perform during commercial breaks and big group performances, as well as serve as alternates in case a professional partner gets injured during the season.
Sasha and Jenna will reportedly be joining Brandon Armstrong, Artur Adamski, Britt Stewart and Hayley Erbert
in the Dancing with the Stars
Sasha and Jenna, however, may be disappointed in their new positions considering they have starred on the show as pro partners before.
Jenna, a current All-Star on So You Think You Can Dance
, competed as a pro partner for former Disney star Jake T. Austin
on Season 23 in 2016. The pair, however, was the first couple eliminated from the season.
As for Sasha, he is a four-time professional partner who has most recently danced with Little Women: LA
star Terra Jole on Season 23 -- when he placed fifth overall -- and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles
on Season 24 this past Spring, when he finished in fourth place.
Following an outcry from many Dancing with the Stars
fans on social media about Sasha's demotion, he took to Twitter late Monday night and wrote, "I'm very lucky to have such amazing support from my fans!!! I love them all," with numerous heart emojis.
The news follows ABC's August 24 announcement of Dancing with the Stars' official lineup of
Season 25 professional partners.
Fan-favorite Mark Ballas
will be gracing the ballroom with his presence again after a two-season hiatus to perform in a Broadway show.
Mark will also be joined by Sasha's fiancee Emma Slater
, newbie pro Alan Bersten
-- who served as a member of the Troupe for multiple seasons -- Keo Motsepe
, Artem Chigvintsev
, Maksim Chmerkovskiy
, Val Chmerkovskiy
, Gleb Savchenko
, Lindsay Arnold
, Peta Murgatroyd
, Sharna Burgess
and Witney Carson
reported last week that longtime pro Cheryl Burke
will also be coming back
to Dancing with the Stars
after taking one season off.
Several of the celebrities rumored
to be competing on Dancing with the Stars
this fall are Total Divas
star Nikki Bella
, Property Brothers
star Drew Scott, and married couple Nick Lachey
and Vanessa Lachey
. The rest of the celebrity cast will be revealed September 6 on Good Morning America
Dancing with the Stars'
new season is set to premiere
Monday, September 18 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.