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Tony DovolaniTony Dovolani has competed in Dancing With The Stars since Season 2, when he and WWE diva Stacy Keibler finished third, in his highest finish to date. He has also danced with celebrity partners Sara Evans (who dropped out partway through the season), Leeza Gibbons, Jane Seymour, Marissa Jaret Winokour and Susan Lucci.

Tony was born in Kosovo and moved to the U.S. as a teenager. He's won several dance titles, including back-to-back U.S. Open Rhythm championships, and was nominated for an Outstanding Choreography Emmy in 2006 for his work on DWTS. He and his wife Lina have three children, including twins born in 2008.

Tony was partnered with Extra co-host Nancy O'Dell for Season 8 of Dancing With The Stars; however, she dropped out due to an injury. Nancy's replacement was The Bachelor jiltee Melissa Rycroft. She and Tony finished third overall in Season 8.


PartnerFinishBest scoreWorst scoreAverage score
Season 1-----
Season 2
Stacy Keibler3rd302227.7
Season 3Sara Evans6th (WD)241521.0
Season 4Leeza Gibbons9th241519.0
Season 5Jane Seymour
Season 6Marissa Jaret Winokur4th271823.8
Season 7Susan Lucci6th241521.3
Season 8Melissa Rycroft3rd3021

Tony Dovolani and Stacy Keibler

Tony Dovolani and Stacy Keibler (Season 2)
Tony Dovolani and Marissa Jaret Winokur

Tony Dovolani and Marissa Jaret Winokur (Season 6)
Tony Dovolani and Susan Lucci

Tony Dovolani and Jane Seymour (Season 5)
Tony Dovolani and Sara Evans

Tony Dovolani and Sara Evans (Season 3