Kym Johnson

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Kym Johnson
Kymjohnson.jpg
Born (1976-08-04) 4 August 1976 (age 38)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Dancer
Host
Model
Years active 2001–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]

Season Partner Place
1 Justin Melvey 3rd
2 Tom Williams 1st
3 Michael Caton 9th

Dancing with the Stars United States[edit]

Season Partner Place
3 Jerry Springer 5th
4 Joey Fatone 2nd
5 Mark Cuban 8th
6 Penn Jillette 12th
7 Warren Sapp 2nd
8 David Alan Grier 9th
9 Donny Osmond 1st
11 David Hasselhoff 12th
12 Hines Ward 1st
13 David Arquette 6th
14 Jaleel White 7th
15 Joey Fatone 12th
16 Ingo Rademacher 5th

Dancing with the Stars Performances[edit]

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "Hey Daddy" 5 5 6 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Sing, Sing, Sing" 7 6 6 Safe
3 Tango/ "Hernando's Hideaway" 7 7 7 Bottom 2
4 Waltz/ "Tennessee Waltz" 7 7 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "Eso Beso" 8 8 8 Bottom 2
6 Paso Doble/ "Habañera"
Disco/ "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"
7
No
6
Scores
5
Given
No Elimination
7 Foxtrot/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "You Should Be Dancing" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Tell Her About It" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango/ "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "Collecting the Ballots" 10 9 9 Safe
5 Rumba/ "Besame Mucho" 8 8 9 Safe
6 Samba/ "A Little Respect"

Swing/ "Rock This Town"

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

Mambo/ "Pump It"

9
10
9
9
8
10
Bottom 2
9 Foxtrot/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "King of the Road" 7 7 7 Bottom 2
2 Mambo/ "Ride wit Me" 6 6 6 Safe
3 Jive/ "New Shoes" 6 7 7 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/ "Mr. Bojangles" 7 8 7 Safe
5 Samba/ "I Dream of Jeannie" 7 7 7 Eliminated

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "Fool In Love" 5 6 5 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Man With the Hex" 6 6 5 Eliminated

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 A Cha Cha Cha/ "Do I Do" 7 7 7 Safe
1 B Quickstep/ "Ding Dong Daddy Of The D-Car Line" 7 7 8 Safe
2 Paso Doble/ "Malagueña" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Viennese Waltz/ "Lovin' U" 9 8 8 Safe
4 Samba/ "Bounce With Me" 8 7 7 Safe
5 Hustle/ "Funkytown" 8 8 9 Safe
6 Rumba/ "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
8 Tango/ "Peter Gunn Theme"

"Jive/ "Hallelujah I Love Her So"

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

"Jitterbug/ "That Old Black Magic"

8
9
8
8
8
8
Last To Be Safe
10 Samba/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Waltz/"You Light Up My Life" 6 7 6 No Elimination
2 "Salsa/ "El Cumbanchero" 6 5 6 Safe
3 Foxtrot/ "Come Rain or Come Shine" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Lindy Hop/ "Bandstand Boogie" 8 7 7 Safe
5 Viennese Waltz/ "I Put a Spell on You" 7 8 7 Dance Off
Viennese Waltz/ "I Put a Spell on You" 8 8 8 Eliminated

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "All That Jazz"
Salsa/Get Busy
7
Awarded
6
10
7
Points
Safe
2 Jive / "Secret Agent Man" 8 9* 8 Safe
3 Rumba/ "Endless Love" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Charleston/ "Put a Lid on It" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Argentine Tango/ "Tango a Pugliese"
Hustle/"The Hustle"
10
No
9
Scores
10
Given
Safe
6 Jitterbug/ "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"
Mambo/ "Ran Kan Kan"
8
Awarded
8
7
8
Points
Safe
7 Quickstep/ "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Tango/ "You Give Love a Bad Name"
8
9
8
9
8
10
Safe
8 Viennese Waltz/ "You Don't Know Me"
80's Paso Doble/ "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
9
8
8
8
9
8
Safe
9 Tango/ "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"

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

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "Sex Bomb" 5 5 5 Eliminated

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

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/"Club Can't Handle Me" 7 7 7 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Part-Time Lover" 8 7 8 Safe
3 Samba/ "Fantasy" 9 8 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "Explosive" 9 8 8 Safe
5 Rumba/ "Proud To Be An American" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Viennese Waltz/ "End of the Road" 9 9 9 Safe
7 Tango/ "La lección de tango"
Team Cha-Cha-Cha/ "We Are Who We Are"
9\9
7\7
8
8
10
8
Safe
8 Foxtrot/ "This Will Be"
Jive/ "Chantilly Lace"
9
9
9
9
10
8
Safe
Semi Finals Argentine Tango/ "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
Salsa/ "Hello"
Winner Take All Cha Cha Cha
10
10
Awarded
10
10
0
10
10
Points
Safe
Finals Quickstep/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/ "Somebody to Love" 6 6 6 Safe
2 Jive/ "Runaway Baby" 6 6 6 Bottom Two
3 Rumba/ "O-o-h Child" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "The Raiders March" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Tango/ "Tainted Love" 8 9 8 Safe
6 Quickstep/ "We Go Together"
Group Broadway Dance/ "Big Spender" & "Money Money"
8
No
7
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Abracadabra"
Team Tango/ "Disturbia"
8
8
8
7
8
8
Eliminated

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "The Way You Look Tonight" 9 8 9 No Elimination
2 Jive/ "Marry You" 7 7 8 Safe
3 Rumba/ "For the Cool in You" 9 8 8 Safe
4 Tango/ "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 8 7 7 Safe
5 Samba/ "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
Dance Duel Cha-Cha-Cha/ "The Edge of Glory"
8
Saved
8
By
8
Judges
Bottom Two
6 Cha Cha Cha/ "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"
Motown Marathon / "Nowhere to Run"
10
Awarded
9
8
10
Points
Safe
7 Viennese 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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/ "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" 6.5 7 7 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Creep" 7.5 7.5 7.5 Eliminated

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Contemporary/ "Yellow" 7 6 7 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Billy-a-Dick" 6 7 7 Safe
3 Prom Group Dance / "The Rockafeller Skank"
Paso Doble / "Another One Bites the Dust"
No
7
Scores
7
Given
7
Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "A Thousand Years" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Cha-cha-cha / "Lady Marmalade" 7 7 7 Safe
6 Tango / "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
Team Paso Doble / "Higher Ground"
8
7
8
8
8
7
Safe
7 Rumba / "Maria Maria"
Rumba Dance Off / "Apologize"
7
Awarded
8
3
7
Points
Bottom Two
8 Foxtrot / "You Make Me Feel So Young"
Jive (Trio Challenge) / "Dance With Me Tonight"
8
8
8
8
8
8
Safe
9 Samba / "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