Updated: 02/26/2013 11:40 AM KSTP.com By: Hannah Anderson
Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
Judd is an American country music singer who rose to fame in the 1980s. Judd’s first solo album ‘Wynonna’ sold more than 5 million copies, which was a first in the industry, according to IMDB.com.
Dovolani is an Albanian professional ballroom dancer, instructor and judge based in New York City. Dolvolani isn’t a strange to the show. In Season 2, he danced with professional wrestler Stacy Keibler. In Season 3, he danced with country music star Sara Evans and in Season 4 he was paired with talk show host Leeza Gibbons.
D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
Hughley is an American actor, political commentator and stand-up comedian. He’s known best for his role on the ABC sitcom The Hughleys.
Burke is a professional dancer who was the first woman to win the show as a female and consecutively. In Season 2, she danced with 98 Degrees boy band member Drew Lachey. In Season 3, she danced with retired football star Emmitt Smith and in Season 4 she danced with actor Ian Ziering.
Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
Jones is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.
Smirnoff is a Ukrainian professional ballroom dancer and won the show in the 13th season with army veteran and soap opera star J.R. Martinez. She is also a five-time U.S. National Champion, World Trophy Champion and Asian Open Champion. She danced in Season 3 with Mario Lopez, Season 4 with Billy Ray Cyrus and Season 5 with five-division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko
You may know Vanderpump from the show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She has opened two restaurants with her husband: Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills and SUR in West Hollywood.
Savchenko is a new professional to the mix who comes from “Dancing with the Stars” in Australia. He was born in Moscow, and has two Latvian Championships under his belt.
Andy Dick and Sharna Brugess
Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. He is known for his controversial behavior.
Brugess is another fresh face to Season 16, who has experience in jazz, gymnastics and ballet. She is from Australia, but she now lives in Los Angeles. Brugess also has experience on Broadway as a lead female dancer.
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold
Ortiz is an American professional boxer of Mexican decent. He is a former WBC Welterweight Champion and earned USBA and NABO titles in the light Welterwight Division.
Arnold is another new face to the show, and is from Provo, Utah. She has experience on the Fox show “So You Think You Can Dance?” Her specialty is Latin ballroom dance.
Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy
Coleman is an American actress, singer and ancer who stars on the Disney Channel sitcom “Shake It Up” as Rocky Blue.
Chmerkovskiy is a professional dancer who has been a part of the show for a number of seasons: 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15.
Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
Raisman is an American artistic gymnast who was captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam.
Ballas is an American dancer who got his start on the show. He began dancing in 2007. In Season 5, he danced with Cheetah Girls star Sabrina Bryan, in Season 6 he was paired with Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, in Season 7 he danced with Kim Kardashian, in Season 8 he danced with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, in Season 9, he danced with actress Melissa Joan Hart, in Season 10 he danced with actress Shannen Doherty and in Season 11 he danced with former U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol Palin.
Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
Rademacher is a German-born U.S.-based Australian T.V. actor. He is known as Jasper “Jax” Jacks on the American daytime soap opera “General Hospital.”
Johnson is an Australian professional ballroom dancer. She has been a part of the show since the beginning dancing with stars like: Jerry Springer, NFL player Warren Sapp, actor David Alan Grier, Donny Osmond and David Hasselhoff.
Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
Hamill is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in singles and the 1976 World Champion.
MacManus is an Irish dancer who has danced in seasons 12, 13, 14 and 15. He’s danced with stars such as: Grammy Award-Winning singer Gladys Knight, Kathrine Jenkins.
Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
Pickler is an American country music artist and television personality. She is known for her time on the fifth season of American Idol, where she placed sixth.
Hough is an American dancer, choreographer and actor. He has a Latin American Dance championship under his belt and has been on the show for a number of seasons: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14.