Tristan MacManus


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Tristan MacManus, born July 23, 1982, is an Irish dancer, best known for his appearances on Dancing with the Stars.

Early life

Tristan MacManus began dancing in his hometown of Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland before moving on to compete around Europe, eventually winning numerous Juvenile, Junior and Amateur competitions.

After appearing in Ella Enchanted, he performed in theatre productions throughout Ireland, most notably in the Cork City Opera House and The Gaiety Theatre, including Bryan Flynn's production of Oliver! and Aladdin, among others. Next, he joined the UK tour of Simply Ballroom and, after a successful tour in London and Las Vegas, went on to Australia and America where he toured as a featured dancer with Burn The Floor and Floorplay.

After numerous world tours and a year teaching Ballroom and Latin dancing in Boston, he returned to Europe to join the cast of Dirty Dancing as Dance Captain. He then went on to do a second stint on The West End stage in London. He also appeared in Ella Enchanted.

Television appearances

Season Partner Place
13 Nancy Grace 5th
14 Gladys Knight 8th
15 Pamela Anderson 13th
MacManus made his first appearance on the twelfth season of Dancing with the Stars as part of the "dance troupe," performing multiple dances during the results shows.

In the show's thirteenth season he returned along with fellow troupe member, Peta Murgatroyd, to compete as a dance-pro partner to a celebrity contestant. His dancing partner was HLN hostess and former prosecutor Nancy Grace. They were eliminated on Week 8, just one week before the semifinals. They then received 5th place. For Season 14, MacManus was paired with Grammy Award Winning Singer Gladys Knight. The couple was eliminated on Week 6 after losing a "dance duel" to Disney Channel Star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower. They finished in 8th place.

Also during Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars, MacManus was featured in week 8 as a partner in a trio with dance pro Mark Ballas and celebrity Kathrine Jenkins. They performed a Cha-cha-cha to Paul Anka's "She's a Lady" (popularized by Tom Jones), and received a score of "10" from judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, and a "9" from Len Goodman.

For season 15, Tristan was partnered with actress & Season 10 contestant Pamela Anderson. They were the first to be eliminated on September 25, 2012.

Season 13 paired with Nancy Grace

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Cry Baby" 5 5 6 Last to Be Called Safe
2 Quickstep / "It Don't Mean a Thing" 6 8 7 Safe
3 Waltz / "Moon River" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Paso Doble / "Flash's Theme" 7 7 7 Safe
5 Rumba / "True" 7 7 8 Safe
6 Foxtrot / "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
Group Broadway Dance/ "Big Spender" & "Money Money"
9
No
7
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7 Jive / "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
Team Tango / "Disturbia"
7
8
7
7
7
8
Bottom Two
8 Tango / "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane"
Instant Jive / "Upside Down"
8
7
8
6
8
7
Eliminated

Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars paired with R&B legend Gladys Knight.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "Best of My Love" 8 7 8 No Elimination
2 Quickstep / "Sir Duke" 7 5 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Cupid" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Tango / "Bohemian Rhapsody" 7 6 7 Safe
5 Samba / "Fiebre" 7 7 8 Safe
6 Rumba / "My Girl"
Motown Marathon / "Nowhere to Run"
Dance Duel Jive / "Don't Stop Me Now"
7
Awarded
Lost
7
3
This
7
Points
Event
Eliminated
For season 15, Tristan was paired Model, actress & season 10 contestant Pamela Anderson:

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha / "You Know I'm No Good" 5.5 5.5 6 Eliminated


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