Dancing with the Stars 2017 Cast

This season’s lineup includes Bonner Bolton, Mr. T, Olympians Simone Biles and Nancy Kerrigan, Heather Morris and the original “Cuchi-Cuchi” girl, Charo, just to name just a few. Check out the full Dancing with the Stars cast below!

BONNER BOLTON (pro partner Sharna Burgess) – In the past 14 months, Bonner Bolton has gone from sitting atop the standings as the world’s No. 1 bull rider to being paralyzed to becoming an international fashion model. Now he’s taking on yet another challenge with pro partner Sharna Burgess on Season 24 of Dancing with the StarsSharna Burgess)Sharna Burgess grew up in Australia and has always had a love for dance and entertainment. At the age of 5, Sharna began training in ballet, jazz and gymnastics. When she turned 8 her study of ballroom began and went on to win many local and national titles. At age 15, Sharna was chosen to represent Australia at the World Championships in both the Standard and Latin styles, and performed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony. This was an honor and a memory she will never forget.

CHARO (pro partner Keo Motsepe) – Only a few people in show business are recognized by just one name. Charo is one of those people. A virtuoso guitarist, singer, composer, actress and comedienne, Charo is an American music and pop culture icon and she’s back in the spotlight once more with pro partner Keo Motsepe on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. – Keo Motsepe 

DAVID ROSS (pro partner Lindsay Arnold) – David Ross is a two-time World Series Champion, having won World Series titles in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and with the Chicago Cubs in 2016.  Recently retired, Ross now serves as a Special Assistant for the Chicago Cubs and also works as a TV Baseball Analyst for ESPN. Now David has a new teammate with pro partner Lindsay Arnold on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

Lindsay Arnold is an all-American girl who was born and raised on the stage in Provo, Utah. She began dancing at the age of four and has not stopped dancing since. She trained extensively in Utah with some of the country’s best teachers, including Shirley Ballas and Mark Ballas, a Dancing with the Stars veteran dancer.

CHRIS KATTAN (pro partner Witney Carson) – Chris Kattan is best known for his many characters on Saturday Night Live, which he joined in March 1996, completing his seventh and final season in 2003. He will soon be seen in Jesse Thomas’ Walk of Fame, opposite Scott Eastwood. But before that, Chris will be hitting the ballroom with pro partner Witney Carson on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars. Witney Carson)

Celebrity professional dancer, entrepreneur, model, fashion blogger and skin cancer spokesperson Witney Carson returns this September to the Emmy-nominated series Dancing with the Stars for its incredible 23rd season.

You may remember the twinkling braces of a Salt Lake City teen, smiling from ear to ear after nailing her audition on So You Think You Can Dance. From there, Carson rose to all star status, grand jete-ing over to Dancing with the Stars, winning season 19 with dynamo dancer Alfonso Ribeiro and pirouetting her towards the finals last season…

ERIKA JAYNE (pro partner Gleb Savchenko) – You know you’re a music success when you’ve raked in a whopping nine #1’s on the US Billboard dance club chart without a major label machine behind you. That is exactly where dance-pop/reality TV star Erika Jayne is today. Now this real housewife of Beverly Hills is getting real with pro partner Gleb Savchenko on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

 

   Gleb Savchenko Gleb Savchenko is not only an extremely talented dancer, but is 6″1′ with model looks and has a gorgeous family, too. His wife Elena is also a professional dancer, and they have a five-year-old daughter, Olivia.

On the last series of the U.K.’s hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, Savchenko partnered with Anita Rani, The One Show and Countryfile presenter. He previously appeared on the Australian and Russian versions of the show and on Dancing with the Stars, where he partnered with the wonderful restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

HEATHER MORRIS (pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy)Heather Morris is both a talented actress and dancer. She is best known for her role as ‘Brittany Pierce’ on FOX’s hit series Glee and she also appeared in the feature film Spring Breakers. However, this spring, Heather hopes to break into the Finals with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.Maksim Chmerkovskiy

The Bad Boy of the Ballroom” joined the show in Season 2, competing with partner Tia Carrere. We fell for Maks instantly. Known for his bold moves and even bolder mouth, he’s the one we love to hate and hate to love.Maks has come close to getting that shiny disco ball four times. He made it to the finals with boxing champ Laila Ali in Season 4, finished in second place in Season 5 with Mel B, in season 10 a close third with Erin Andrews and ended in second place with Kirstie Alley in season 12. So close!

MR. T (pro partner Kym Herjavec) – In Rocky III, Mr. T played Clubber Lang, a boxer pitted against the film’s main character, Rocky Balboa. It was during the filming of this movie that Mr. T coined the catchphrase, “I pity the fool!” He would go on to star as one of TV’s most memorable characters on The A-Team. Mr. T will be bringing his A-game with pro partner Kym Herjavec on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.

Kym Herjavec

Aussie Native, Kym Herjavec certainly knows a thing or two about taking to the Dancing with the Stars stage. Kym first appeared on the show during its debut series in 2004 in Australia, winning the Mirrorball in her second season with her celebrity partner Tom Williams. In 2006 Kym jetted to Hollywood to compete on the US version of Dancing with the Stars where she has since appeared in 14 series, winning twice with celebrity partners Hines Ward and Donny Osmond. Kym is the only professional dancer in the world to hold trophies on two different continents.

NANCY KERRIGAN (pro partner Artem Chigvintsev) – Nancy Kerrigan has been one of America’s most recognizable sports icons for over 20 years. In 1993 Kerrigan became the United States Ladies Champion and followed that up with her historic silver medal performance at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics. Nancy trades in her ice skates for dancing shoes with pro partner Artem Chigvintsev on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

 

Artem Chigvintsev -Originally from Russia, dancing has taken Artem all over the world. In 2010, Artem made his professional dancing debut on the original UK version of Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing. Paired with Kara Tointon, they went on to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy, making Artem one of the first professionals to win the series as a first-time Pro. Artem was one of the choreographers on the British second series of So You Think You Can Dance and a finalist on SYTYCD in the US.

NORMANI KORDEI (pro partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy) – Normani Kordei is one-fourth of one of the most popular girl groups in the world, Fifth Harmony. The release of Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album, “7/27,” is the latest in a series of record-breaking accomplishments for the group. Now Normani takes to a brand new stage with pro partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy on Season 24 of Dancing with the StarsBallroom legend and choreographer Valentin Chmerkovskiy joined the cast of professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars in 2011. Having accomplished all he could in the world of competitive dance, the 14-time US National Champion and two-time World Dance Champion quickly rose to stardom, becoming one of the show’s fan-favorites for impeccable performances that showcased not only immense talent and creativity, but an undeniable charisma to match. Valentin is also the first—and only—American to ever win the IDSF World Championship.

NICK VIALL (pro partner Peta Murgatroyd) – When Bachelorette Andi Dorfman said goodbye to Nick Viall just as he was preparing to pick out a ring, he was devastated. When Nick walked up to Kaitlyn Bristowe with an engagement ring in his pocket only to be sent home, he was crushed. Now Nick follows up his run as The Bachelor with a run at the Mirrorball with pro partner Peta Murgatroyd on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.Peta Murgatroyd

Peta was born in Auckland, New Zealand and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She studied classical ballet from the age of four and trained for 12 years under former principal dancer of the Kirov Ballet, Madame Lubov Nikonorenko.In 2004, Peta was chosen to be a cast member of Burn the Floor, where she toured the world for six years. Burn the Floor then landed on Broadway in August 2009, where Peta was the lead female dancer.Peta joined Dancing with the Stars in Season 13, where she was eliminated in the first round, but she returned with a vengeance as she and Donald Driver won the Mirrorball trophy in Season 14 and again with Nyle DiMarco in Season 22.

RASHAD JENNINGS (pro partner Emma Slater) – Rashad Jennings was one of the top NFL running backs in 2015. In that breakout 2015 season, he started every game and set career highs in carries, rushing yards, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Rashad will be hoping all those touchdown dances will help him and pro partner Emma Slater go far on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.

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Emma started dancing at the age of five when she joined a local stage school in her hometown of Tamworth, England. In 2005, at age 16, Emma joined the cast of Simply Ballroom, touring the UK (Including London’s West End) United Arab Emirates and South Africa, where she also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. Emma won both the UK and British Youth Latin American Championships with her then partner, she then went onto perform in four other West End Theatre shows including Dirty Dancing.In 2007, Emma played one of Sophie’s (Amanda Seyfried) friends in the film Mamma Mia and also sang on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the movie. She went on to join Tony® nominated Burn the Floor for the show’s debut on Broadway and continued on for the 2010 world tour.

SIMONE BILES (pro partner Sasha Farber) – At 19, Simone Biles is already considered one of the best and most decorated gymnasts in the history of the sport. Her career highlights include being an Olympic Gold medalist in vault, floor, Individual and Team All-Around, and a Bronze medalist on Beam at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Simone will look to add a Mirrorball Trophy to her mantle with pro partner Sasha Farber on Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars.

Sasha Farber-Born in Russia, Sasha Farber started dancing at age 13 in his new homeland, Australia. By 17 he had won the Australian Latin Championships twice and represented Australia at the World Latin Championships. He was featured in the closing ceremony at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, in Season 2 of Dancing with the Stars Australia and as a special guest on the Indian Dancing with the Stars. Farber joined the Dancing with the Stars Pro Troupe Team in Season 13, and in Season 17 danced with Snooki. Previously, Farber was an original cast member and a lead dancer in the world-wide production of Burn the Floor, including critically acclaimed Broadway and West End runs.

The Season 24 contestants will make their debut on the Season Premiere, which also marks the 400th episode of Dancing with the Stars, MONDAY, MARCH 20 8|7c on ABC.

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