Kym Johnson

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Kym Johnson
Kymjohnson.jpg
Born(1976-08-04) 4 August 1976 (age 37)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationDancer
Host
Model
Years active2001–present
Website
http://officialkymjohnson.com
 
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Kym Johnson
Kymjohnson.jpg
Born(1976-08-04) 4 August 1976 (age 37)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationDancer
Host
Model
Years active2001–present
Website
http://officialkymjohnson.com

Kym Johnson (born August 4, 1976) is an Australian professional ballroom dancer, and television performer. Johnson lives in Sydney, NSW, Australia, but as of 2006 is based in California for Dancing with the Stars.

Dance biography[edit]

Johnson began dancing at the age of three. She began ballroom dancing at 13 years old.[1] In 1998, she and her partner, Lithuanian Tomas Atkocevicius, placed second at the Australian Dancesport Championships in the Open Amateur Modern Ballroom.[2] 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:

Television appearances[edit]

Kym Johnson became a celebrity after appearing on Dancing with the Stars, a televised ballroom dance competition.

She appeared on Seasons 1-3 of Dancing with the Stars in Australia in 2004 and 2005. In Season 2, she and her partner, television presenter Tom Williams were the winning couple; they both then performed in the Champion of Champion series. Kym also made a cameo during the 4th Australian series Dancing with the Stars Grand Final, performing with musician Alex Lloyd.

In early 2006, she appeared on the Australian program Celebrity Survivor on behalf of the Merry Makers . She was the 1st one voted out of her tribe and therefore the game, by 6 votes to 0 (Johnson is one of the few Survivor contestants worldwide to vote herself out of the game).

Later the same year (2006), Kym appeared on season 3 of the US Dancing with the Stars, partnering with talk show icon Jerry Springer. They proved to be very popular and were the 7th couple sent off. During the series Kym wrote a Behind the Scenes' Diary for OK! Magazine Australia.

Kym later continued to tour America with the Dancing with the Stars Tour, but was unable to perform in every show due to an arm injury.

Kym returned to the ballroom on 19 March for Season 4, this time partnered with member of N'Sync Joey Fatone. She became the runner-up professional dancer of this season.[3] After the completion of Dancing with the Stars, Kym and Joey Fatone celebrated by going on the inaugural Mediterranean cruise for the Disney Cruise Line. The two performed for the ship's guests on 2 June 2007. Billionaire Mark Cuban was her Season 5 Partner. They were voted off in the fifth week. In season 6 she competed with magician Penn Jillette, but they were the 1st voted off in the Double-Elimination in the 2nd Week. Johnson competed on season 7 partnered with former NFL Player Warren Sapp. They finished in 2nd place behind Brooke Burke and Derek Hough. This was Kym's second time being the professional runner-up.

Johnson returned to the ballroom for Season 8, and she was paired with actor David Alan Grier. They were eliminated in the fifth week of competition on 7 April 2009.

For Season 9, Kym was paired with Donny Osmond. Donny and Kym were crowned the champions on 24 November 2009, making Kym the only dance professional to have won the title in two different countries. During this season, Kym wrote a Behind the Scenes, blog of her experiences for www.okmagazine.com

In Season 11 Kym was partnered with Actor & Businessman David Hasselhoff. Unfortunately Hasselhoff and Johnson were the first to be eliminated, making it the second time she was eliminated in the first round including the double elimination in Season 6 and the fourth professional dancer to come in last place more than once after Alec Mazo, Edyta Sliwinska & Jonathan Roberts.

Along with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Ashly DelGrosso-Costa, Kym appears in the DVD Dancing With The Stars: Cardio Dance.

Season 12 of DWTS, Kym partnered with professional athlete Hines Ward. During rehearsal after Episode 19, Kym suffered a neck injury, and reported that she was "shaken up" but will be all right. Kym and Hines were crowned Season 12 champions on 24 May 2011.

For season 13, Johnson was partnered with actor and producer David Arquette. They were voted off in the seventh week of the competition and came in 6th place.

In Season 14, Kym was partnered with TV icon Jaleel White. They were the sixth couple to be eliminated, finishing in 7th place.

For Season 15, She danced with her Season 4 partner Joey Fatone. They were the second couple to be eliminated, finishing in 12th place. During week eight, she returned to perform a trio Salsa with Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke. The trio earned a 30 from the judges.

For Season 16, she partnered with General Hospital star, Ingo Rademacher. They made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated landing them in fifth place.

In 2013 Johnson appeared on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (season 3) but got fired on the fourth week as the losing project manager.[4]

Johnson is currently serving as a judge on the 13th season of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.

Dancing with the Stars Australia[edit]

SeasonPartnerPlace
1Justin Melvey3rd
2Tom Williams1st
3Michael Caton9th

Dancing with the Stars United States[edit]

SeasonPartnerPlace
3Jerry Springer5th
4Joey Fatone2nd
5Mark Cuban8th
6Penn Jillette 12th
7Warren Sapp2nd
8David Alan Grier9th
9Donny Osmond1st
11David Hasselhoff 12th
12Hines Ward1st
13David Arquette6th
14Jaleel White7th
15Joey Fatone12th
16Ingo Rademacher5th

Dancing with the Stars Performances[edit]

(Season 3) With Jerry Springer -average: 20.8[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "Hey Daddy"556Safe
2Quickstep/ "Sing, Sing, Sing"766Safe
3Tango/ "Hernando's Hideaway"777Bottom 2
4Waltz/ "Tennessee Waltz"778Safe
5Samba/ "Eso Beso"888Bottom 2
6Paso Doble/ "Habañera"
Disco/ "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"
7
No
6
Scores
5
Given
No Elimination
7Foxtrot/ "My Way"

Mambo/ "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy"

8
7
8
8
8
7
Eliminated

(Season 4) With Joey Fatone -average: 27.5[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "You Should Be Dancing"888No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "Tell Her About It"888Safe
3Tango/ "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"888Safe
4Paso Doble/ "Collecting the Ballots"1099Safe
5Rumba/ "Besame Mucho"889Safe
6Samba/ "A Little Respect"

Swing/ "Rock This Town"

9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
7Foxtrot/ "The Way You Make Me Feel"
Jive/ "Slippin' and Slidin'"
10
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
8Waltz/ "Always

Mambo/ "Pump It"

9
10
9
9
8
10
Bottom 2
9Foxtrot/ "My Guy"

"Jive/ "Jump, Jive, and Wail"

10
10
10
10
10
10
Safe
10

Cha Cha Cha/ "Groove Is in the Heart"
Freestyle/ "Last Dance"
Tango/ "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"

9
10
10
8
10
10
9
10
10
Runner Up

(Season 5) With Mark Cuban -average: 20.4[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot/ "King of the Road"777Bottom 2
2Mambo/ "Ride wit Me"666Safe
3Jive/ "New Shoes"677Safe
4Viennese Waltz/ "Mr. Bojangles"787Safe
5Samba/ "I Dream of Jeannie"777Eliminated

(Season 6) With Penn Jillette -average: 16.5[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "Fool In Love"565No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "Man With the Hex"665Eliminated

(Season 7) With Warren Sapp -average: 24.8[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1 ACha Cha Cha/ "Do I Do"777Safe
1 BQuickstep/ "Ding Dong Daddy Of The D-Car Line"778Safe
2Paso Doble/ "Malagueña"888Safe
3Viennese Waltz/ "Lovin' U"988Safe
4Samba/ "Bounce With Me"877Safe
5Hustle/ "Funkytown"889Safe
6Rumba/ "Irreplaceable"

Old School Hip Hop/ "It Takes Two"

8
No
9*
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7

Foxtrot/ "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby"
Paso Doble/ "Rocks"

7
10
7
9
7
10
Safe
8Tango/ "Peter Gunn Theme"

"Jive/ "Hallelujah I Love Her So"

10
9
9
8
9
9
Safe
9Mambo/ "Tequila"

"Jitterbug/ "That Old Black Magic"

8
9
8
8
8
8
Last To Be Safe
10Samba/ "Blame It On the Boogie"

Freestyle/ "Proud Mary"
"Hustle/ "Funkytown"

9
9
9
7
10
9
9
9
9
Runner-Up

(Season 8) With David Alan Grier -average: 20.8[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Waltz/"You Light Up My Life"676No Elimination
2"Salsa/ "El Cumbanchero"656Safe
3Foxtrot/ "Come Rain or Come Shine"888Safe
4Lindy Hop/ "Bandstand Boogie"877Safe
5Viennese Waltz/ "I Put a Spell on You"787Dance Off
Viennese Waltz/ "I Put a Spell on You"888Eliminated

(Season 9) With Donny Osmond -average: 25.5[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot/ "All That Jazz"
Salsa/Get Busy
7
Awarded
6
10
7
Points
Safe
2Jive / "Secret Agent Man"89*8Safe
3Rumba/ "Endless Love"777Safe
4Charleston/ "Put a Lid on It"888Safe
5Argentine Tango/ "Tango a Pugliese"
Hustle/"The Hustle"
10
No
9
Scores
10
Given
Safe
6Jitterbug/ "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"
Mambo/ "Ran Kan Kan"
8
Awarded
8
7
8
Points
Safe
7Quickstep/ "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Tango/ "You Give Love a Bad Name"
8
9
8
9
8
10
Safe
8Viennese Waltz/ "You Don't Know Me"
80's Paso Doble/ "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
9
8
8
8
9
8
Safe
9Tango/ "Black and Gold"
Samba/ "One Bad Apple"
Jitterbug/"Jump Shout Boogie"
7
8
9
7
9
9
7
9
9
Safe
10"Cha-Cha-Cha/"September"

Megamix/"You and Me"/ "Whenever, Wherever" / "Maniac"
Freestyle/"Back in Business"
Argentine Tango/ "Tango a Pugliese"

9Awarded
10
Awarded
9
28
10
30
9
Points
10
Points
WON

(Season 11) With David Hasselhoff -average: 15[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "Sex Bomb"555Eliminated

(Season 12) With Hines Ward -average: 26.73[edit]

In Week 7, Donnie Burns' score is before Inaba's

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/"Club Can't Handle Me"777No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "Part-Time Lover"878Safe
3Samba/ "Fantasy"988Safe
4Paso Doble/ "Explosive"988Safe
5Rumba/ "Proud To Be An American"999Safe
6Viennese Waltz/ "End of the Road"999Safe
7Tango/ "La lección de tango"
Team Cha-Cha-Cha/ "We Are Who We Are"
9\9
7\7
8
8
10
8
Safe
8Foxtrot/ "This Will Be"
Jive/ "Chantilly Lace"
9
9
9
9
10
8
Safe
Semi FinalsArgentine Tango/ "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
Salsa/ "Hello"
Winner Take All Cha Cha Cha
10
10
Awarded
10
10
0
10
10
Points
Safe
FinalsQuickstep/ "Puttin' on the Ritz"
Freestyle/ "Drumline"
Samba/ "Fantasy"
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
WON

(Season 13) With David Arquette -average: 22.3[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Viennese Waltz/ "Somebody to Love"666Safe
2Jive/ "Runaway Baby"666Bottom Two
3Rumba/ "O-o-h Child"888Safe
4Paso Doble/ "The Raiders March"878Safe
5Tango/ "Tainted Love"898Safe
6Quickstep/ "We Go Together"
Group Broadway Dance/ "Big Spender" & "Money Money"
8
No
7
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Abracadabra"
Team Tango/ "Disturbia"
8
8
8
7
8
8
Eliminated

(Season 14) With Jaleel White -average: 24.9[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot/ "The Way You Look Tonight"989No Elimination
2Jive/ "Marry You"778Safe
3Rumba/ "For the Cool in You"988Safe
4Tango/ "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"877Safe
5Samba/ "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
Dance Duel Cha-Cha-Cha/ "The Edge of Glory"
8
Saved
8
By
8
Judges
Bottom Two
6Cha Cha Cha/ "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
Motown Marathon / "Nowhere to Run"
10
Awarded
9
8
10
Points
Safe
7Viennese Waltz/ "Did I Make the Most of Loving You?"
Team Tango/ "Toccata"
Dance Duel Rumba/ "Set Fire to the Rain"
8
10
Lost
8
8
This
8
9
Event
Eliminated

(Season 15) With Joey Fatone -average: 21.5[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-Cha-Cha/ "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"6.577Safe
2Quickstep/ "Creep"7.57.57.5Eliminated

(Season 16) With Ingo Rademacher -average 22.67[edit]

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Contemporary/ "Yellow"767No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "Billy-a-Dick"677Safe
3Prom Group Dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"
Paso Doble / "Another One Bites the Dust"
No
7
Scores
7
Given
7
Safe
4Viennese Waltz / "A Thousand Years"878Safe
5Cha-cha-cha / "Lady Marmalade"777Safe
6Tango / "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
Team Paso Doble / "Higher Ground"
8
7
8
8
8
7
Safe
7Rumba / "Maria Maria"
Rumba Dance Off / "Apologize"
7
Awarded
8
3
7
Points
Bottom Two
8Foxtrot / "You Make Me Feel So Young"
Jive (Trio Challenge) / "Dance With Me Tonight"
8
8
8
8
8
8
Safe
9Samba / "One More Night"
Charleston / "Fat Sam's Grand Slam"
8
9
8
9
8
9
Eliminated

Other media coverage[edit]

She posed in March 2006 for the Australian men's magazine FHM.[5]

In April 2013 Johnson joined PETA in stripping down for an ad campaign fighting against animal testing.[6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas

Jennifer Grey & Derek Hough

Dancing with the Stars (US) winner
Season 9 (Fall 2009 with Donny Osmond)

Season 12 (Spring 2011 with Hines Ward)

Succeeded by
Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff

Preceded by
Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff

Jason Taylor & Edyta Sliwinska

Dancing with the Stars (US) runner up
Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Joey Fatone)

Season 7 (Fall 2008 with Warren Sapp)

Succeeded by
Mel B & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke

Preceded by
First
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) third place contestant
Season 1 (2004 with Justin Melvey)
Succeeded by
Holly Brisley & Mark Hodge
Preceded by
Bec Hewitt & Michael Miziner
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) winner
Season 2 (Early 2005 with Tom Williams)
Succeeded by
Ada Nicodemou & Aric Yegudkin
Preceded by
Josie Maran & Alec Mazo
Shannen Doherty & Mark Ballas
Dancing with the Stars (US) last place
Season 6 (Spring 2008 with Penn Jillette)
Season 11 (Fall 2010 with David Hasselhoff)
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Ross & Edyta Sliwinska
Mike Catherwood & Lacey Schwimmer
Preceded by
George Hamilton & Edyta Sliwinska

Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff

Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 3 (Autumn 2006 with Jerry Springer)

Season 16 (Spring 2013 with Ingo Rademacher)

Succeeded by
Billy Ray Cyrus & Karina Smirnoff

Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani