Update: 2012 ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast and Partners Revealed!

Good Morning America had the honor early on Feb. 28 to reveal the brand new cast of ABC’s long-running hit, Dancing With The Stars. There’s a bit of a pattern every year; we see some retired athletes, some TV stars, and a handful of sheer surprises and Season 14 is no different. And without further ado, here they are! Find all the familiar faces in the ABC’s first cast photo and check out the full list of stars and their partners below.


Anna Trebunskaya and Jack Wagner, former soap star from General Hospital and Melrose Place
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and  Melissa Gilbert, played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie TV Series
Peta Murgatroyd and Donald Driver, Receiver for the Green Bay Packers
Cheryl Burke and William Levy, Actor known best for his appearance in Jennifer Lopez’ “I’m Into You” video
Val Chermkovskiy and Sherri Shepard, Host on The View and Tracy Jordan’s wife on 30 Rock
Mark Ballas and Katherine Jenkins, Opera Singer
Karina Smirnoff and Gavin Degraw, recording artist whose big hit is “I Don’t Wanna Be”
Tony Dovlani and Martina Navritalova, Tennis Legend
Chelsea Hightower and Roshon Fegan, Disney Channel Star
Derek Hough and Maria Menounos, TV Host
Kym Johnson and Jaleel White, known for playing Steve Urkel on Family Matters
Tristan McManus and Gladys Knight, music legend
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