Kym Johnson

Kym Johnson began ballroom dancing at the relatively late age of 15, when she was dragged along to lessons by her brother, who decided it would be a good way to meet girls. Thinking at first that it was "daggy" she soon ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (7)

Dancing With the Stars 2006 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens! 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Cameo

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars: The Encore 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars: The Story So Far 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Kym Johnson began ballroom dancing at the relatively late age of 15, when she was dragged along to lessons by her brother, who decided it would be a good way to meet girls. Thinking at first that it was "daggy" she soon got the bug and it was not long before she was dancing competitively. In December 1998, she and then partner Tomas Atkocevicius came second at the Australian Dancesport Championships in the Open Amateur Modern ballroom. Johnson performed on the world tour of the modern ballroom stage show, "Burn the Floor." She further grabbed Australia's attention when she appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" (Australia) for three seasons, and as a result, also appeared in TV ads and dipped into the world of modeling with a sexy shoot for FHM magazine. More professional accomplishments included Former Australian Amateur Ballroom and Latin champion, finalist UK Ballroom Championships at Blackpool and the "Burn the Floor" world tour. Other highlights of her successful career include dancing at Elton John's 50th birthday party and appearing in the hit movie, "Strictly Ballroom." On "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) U.S. Version, Johnson memorably partnered talk show host Jerry Springer during season three, where they finished the competition in 5th place. In season four, Johnson and singer Joey Fatone came in 2nd place - dancing most memorably in a "Star Wars"-inspired Paso Doble, complete in a Princess Leia slave costume. Although she had yet to win an American "DWTS" season, she had already won the second season of the same show in Austalia.

Relationships

Robert Herjavec Actor

Husband
Met when Herjavec competed in the 20th season of "Dancing with the Stars" Johnson confirmed the pair were dating Announced engagement Married in Los Angeles

Milestones

2016

Released the fitness program "5678 Fitness" with the accompanying book "The 5678 Diet."

2013

Became a judge on the Australian edition of "Dancing with the Stars."

2006

Began appearing on the U.S. edition of "Dancing with the Stars."

2006

Appeared on "Australian Celebrity Survivor: Vanuatu."

2004

Began appearing on the Australian edition of "Dancing with the Stars."

2001

Retired from competitive ballroom dance.

1998

Placed second at the Australian Dancesport Championships in the Open Amateur Modern Ballroom with partner Tomas Atkocevicius.

Bonus Trivia

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Began dancing at age three and ballroom dancing at age 13.

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Represented Australia twice in the ‘World 10’ dance championships.

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