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Kym Johnson (born 1977) is an Australian former professional ballroom dancer, model, and television celebrity.

Dance Biography

Johnson began at the age of two. She began ballroom dancing at 15 years old. In 1998, she and her partner, Latvian Tomas Atkocevicius placed second at the Australian Dancesport Championships in the Open Amateur Modern Ballroom.They also were finalists as the U.K. Ballroom Championships at Blackpool. She retired from competitive ballroom dance in 2001.

Since 2001, she has appeared in a number of events and films, including:

Burn the Floor, a touring ballroom dance production.

Performing at Elton John's 50th Birthday party.

Dancing at the Blade Runner launch party

Dancing in the film Strictly Ballroom

Television appearances

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 - an <all ages> group of mentally and physically handicapped who learn to express themselves through dance.

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 March 19 for Season 4, this time partnered with member of N'Sync Joey Fatone.

Other media coverage

She posed in March 2006 for Australian men's magazine FHM



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