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Cavallari gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Cavallari gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Kristen Cavallari and her professional dance partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Ward and Johnson win 'Dancing'

Ward and Johnson win 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and his professional dance partner Kym Johnson are the Season 12 winners of "Dancing with the Stars."
'Dancing' star Johnson OK after fall

'Dancing' star Johnson OK after fall

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Professional dancer Kym Johnson is "OK" after falling Friday during practice for "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles, her publicist said.
Osmond crowned 'DWTS' Season 9 champ

Osmond crowned 'DWTS' Season 9 champ

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Donny Osmond and his professional dance partner won the coveted mirrorball trophy on Tuesday's Season 9 finale of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Grier eliminated from 'DWTS'

Grier eliminated from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Comedian and actor David Alan Grier Tuesday night became the latest celebrity eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Injured Jewel to sing on 'DWTS'

Injured Jewel to sing on 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Jewel, who injured her knees while training for this season's "Dancing with the Stars," has agreed to sing on the U.S. dance show, ABC said Thursday.

'Dancing with the Stars' sets partners

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The celebrity pairings for the latest edition of the U.S. dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars" were announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

Apolo Ohno dances off a winner

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Apolo Ohno and partner Julianne Hough hoisted the ballroom mirror-ball trophy Tuesday as champions in the "Dancing With the Stars" finale in Los Angeles.

Willa Ford dances to 'Stars' exit

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-dancer-producer Willa Ford and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the fifth couple eliminated on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
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Kym Johnson
Kym Johnson and Maksim Chmerkovskiy arrive on the red carpet at the G'Day USA 2010 Los Angeles Black Tie Gala in Hollywood on January 16, 2010. The event honors high profile individuals for significant contributions to their industries and for excellence in promoting Australia in the United States. (UPI/David Silpa)

Kym Johnson (born 4 August 1976) is an Australian former professional ballroom dancer, model, and television celebrity. She lives in Sydney NSW, Australia but is currently based in America for Dancing with the Stars.

Johnson began dancing at the age of two. She began ballroom dancing at 13 years old. In 1998, she and her partner, Lithuanian Tomas Atkocevicius, placed second at the Australian Dancesport Championships in the Open Amateur Modern Ballroom. They also were finalists as the U.K. Ballroom Championships at Blackpool. She retired from competitive ballroom dance in 2001, but continued dancing on stage.

Since 2001, she has appeared in a number of events and films, including:

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