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Dancing With the Stars Professionals Head to Broadway For Burn the Floor



sg_kymjohnsonDancing With the Stars professional Kym Johnson will be heading to Broadway to make her debut with the high-octane ballroom dance show, Burn the Floor, at the Longacre Theatre.

Johnson was the professional dancer who partnered with Dancing With the Stars winner Donny Osmond.

Announced by producer Harley Medcalf earlier this week, the 33-year-old Australian beauty will partner with fellow Dancing With the Stars cast-mate Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy. Maks opened Burn the Floor on Broadway in August.

Both Johnson and Chmerkovskiy will be on Broadway through January 10th. Johnson also participated in the original Burn the Floor workshop in London in 1998 and toured around the world with the production.

Other TV dance personalities will also join the tour. Mary Murphy, a judge on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, along with two other Dancing With the Stars dancer, Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska, will join Burn the Floor.

“As a little girl growing up in Australia, my dream was to perform on Broadway,” said Johnson. “As an original cast member of Burn the Floor [in Australia], I’m so excited to make my Broadway debut by returning to the show and dancing with my friend Maks.”

Chmerkovskiy added in a statement: “Being on Broadway with Burn the Floor this summer was a highlight of my dance career, and it means a lot to me to be invited back for a longer run. It will be great to be able to share this experience with Kym.”

“From Harlem’s hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha , Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, Burn the Floor takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance,” according to press notes. “The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble — audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep, and Swing. It’s Ballroom dance with a sexy 21st century edge.”

Burn the Floor will end its run on February 14th. Following its February closure, Burn the Floor will open in Melbourne, Australia the following week. Cities and dates for the U.S. tour will be announced shortly.

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