'Dancing With the Stars' 2015: Season 20 Pro Dancers Announced
Is your favorite pro dancer coming back? Find out.
By LAUREN SHER
February 11, 2015, 1:22 PM
• 3 min read
-- It's the big 10th anniversary of "Dancing With the Stars" and the wait is over for fans to find out the cast of professional dancers who will be cha cha-ing and samba-ing in the quest for the season 20 mirrorball trophy.
The lineup also includes Kym Johnson, a fan favorite who left “DWTS” in 2013 after winning twice with Donny Osmond and Hines Ward. Also returning after a hiatus is Sharna Burgess, who made it to the season 18 semifinals with Olympian ice dancer Charlie White, and said she's ready to "dive in head first and eat up the whole experience."
The new season is being billed as the biggest ever. Producers will bring back Disney and Latin theme nights and introduce a new Spring Break special night. Another new element is the addition of all-access cameras in the rehearsal studios, which will be made available on a live stream.
"I think you're going to see a lot that you haven’t seen before," Burgess said today on "Good Morning America." "It's quite scary for us because you never know, we don’t know where the cameras are going to be. We don’t know when they’re going to be on."
Ten of the season 20 pros were announced today exclusively on "Good Morning America." Long-time fan favorites Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough previously announced they were not returning to the show. In a surprise to fans, Karina Smirnoff, a beloved pro and season 13 mirrorball champ, has not been named as part of the season 20 ranks.
See the list of season 20 pros below:
Watch the celebrity cast announcement on Feb. 24 on “Good Morning America.” Season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars” premieres March 16th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.