Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Celebrity Cast Member and Pro Dancer Pairings
Iconic actor GARY BUSEY is partnered with Pro ANNA TREBUNSKAYA. What made the Oscar-nominated actor decide to do Dancing with the Stars? “I didn’t have anything else to do,” he quipped on Jimmy Kimmel Live after riding in on a horse to make his big announcement.
Triple Crown-winning jockey VICTOR ESPINOZA is partnered with Pro KARINA SMIRNOFF. “I like challenge,” Espinoza said during the cast announcement on Good Morning America. “I want to learn something that I never learned before.”
Vine star HAYES GRIER is partnered with Pro EMMA SLATER. "Dancing is fun," Grier stated on Twitter after his first dancing rehearsal. "I've never looked at it or taken it the way I did today. First rehearsal went great."
Wildlife conservationist and actress BINDI IRWIN will dance with Pro DEREK HOUGH. "This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile," Irwin told People Magazine. "I've never danced before in my life."
Actress ALEXA PENAVEGA and Pro MARK BALLAS will be paired. PenaVega is the wife of fellow contestant Carlos PenaVega. This is the first time a husband/wife duo has participated on the show. Has their family picked sides yet? “I don’t know,” she smiled when asked on Good Morning America. “For us, we just want to work really, really hard. This is such a blessing. We’ve never done any kind of dancing before! I don’t even think they know what we’re capable of.”
Army National Guard Specialist ALEK SKARLATOS is paired with Pro dancer LINDSAY ARNOLD. "I think it'll be fun. I hope I learn a lot," Skarlatos said earlier today on Good Morning America. "I'll need to if I'm going to stay on very long."
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews (sports host & Dancing with the Stars Season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by two-time Mirrorball champ and actress Julianne Hough, and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Tune in to the Season 21 Premiere of Dancing with the Stars, MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC.