New seasons of “Dancing with the Stars” are just what so many people look forward to, and even though the sixteenth season doesn’t begin until March 18, 2013, fans can still meet the cast now. ABC revealed the names and pictures of the cast for the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” on “Good Morning America” on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
The cast consists of celebrities from the world of film, television, sports, and more. “Good Morning America” didn’t just reveal the celebrities, but revealed the full teams that will be competing on “Dancing with the Stars.”
SEE: Images of the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” season 16
The teams are as follows – Star and Dance Professional:
- Olympian Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
- Comedian Andy Dick and Sharma Burgess
- Boxer Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold
- Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
- Singer Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
- Actor Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
- Olympian Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
- Disney Channel actress Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
- Reality star Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko
- Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
- Singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
It appears as if ABC is looking to go into sports a lot more this season as there is a boxer, two Olympians, and as usual, a star from the NFL. It doesn’t hurt having someone from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
“Dancing with the Stars” begins its sixteenth season on Monday March 18, 2013 on ABC at 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM Central. Those in the New Orleans area can find ABC by tuning into Cox Cable channel 11.
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“Dancing with the Stars” – Aly Raisman
Just 18 years old, Aly Raisman captained the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team to its first team gold medal since the 1996 Olympic Games. Raisman added the United States’ first ever gold medal in the floor exercise and also won a bronze on the balance beam, making her the most decorated American gymnast in London.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Andy Dick
Andy Dick is an American comedian, actor, writer, director, musician and producer. Dick grew up in the Chicago area where he participated in many stage productions. During his senior year of high school, Dick’s love of performing proved decisive as he was elected homecoming king.
“Dancing with the Stars” – D.L. Hughley
D.L Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Dorothy Hamill
Dorothy Hamill captured the Gold Medal at the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria at the age of 19. Overnight, she became one of those rare champions who transcended her sport and captured the country’s imagination.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Ingo Rademacher
Soap opera star Ingo Rademacher is best known to audiences as the charismatic Jasper “Jax” Jacks on ABC’s General Hospital. Rademacher originated the role of “Jax,” having first aired on General Hospital in January of 1996. His other television credits include Hawaii Five-O, Titans, Veronica’s Closet, and According To Jim.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Jacoby Jones
Jacoby Jones is a professional football player for the 2013 Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens. Jones began his professional career after being drafted by the Houston Texans in 2009 and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2012.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Lisa Vanderpump
Hailing from London, restaurateur, designer, author, philanthropist, producer and television personality Lisa Vanderpump moved to the United States eight years ago.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Victor Ortiz
Victor Ortiz is a living, breathing example of the American dream. From a broken home in a small town in Kansas to the bright lights of the boxing ring, Ortiz has used every obstacle he has encountered along his journey to fuel his strength and attain his dreams.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Wynonna Judd
Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna Judd has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Judd’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift.
“Dancing with the Stars” – Zendaya Coleman
Multi-talented actress and singer, Zendaya Coleman, stars as Raquel “Rocky” Blue, one half of the comedic duo, in the hit Disney Channel series Shake It Up! and is currently recording her debut album on Hollywood Records.