The reality competition "Dancing With the Stars" relies on a group of talented professional dancers who must train and perform with celebrity partners.
Since most of the celebrities come to "DWTS" without previous dance experience, that task can be daunting.
Karina Smirnoff held the Dutch Open title for five years and acted in the movie "Shall We Dance." She became a professional dancer on "Dancing With the Stars" in the third season. Anna Trebunskaya began winning dance titles when she was 7 years old.
He started with "DWTS" in its second season and has partnered with stars such as Denise Richards and Kirstie Alley.
For the 13th season, Maks was paired with soccer champ Hope Solo.
Before I head to the stage, I call my mom, and she wishes me luck and the rest of it is just about staying relaxed and as calm as possible. Once we're out on that stage, thinking about whether my shoulder's just perfect, or whether my arms are in the perfect position, it really just has to go out the window.
Having that moment, before I perform, with Mark [Ballas, partner], of just, "I love you, and I'll do the best I can. All of those little details kind of fog up living in the moment, and just enjoying it and selling it. He lets me get out there and entertain and it seems to pay off.
For Season 12, Johnson was partnered with the Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward, and the couple won the title.
In Season 13 she was paired with actor David Arquette.For six years, Peta Murgatroyd toured the world with the cast of "Burn the Floor" before she joined "Dancing With the Stars" in 2011.In the 13th season, Murgatroyd was paired with National Basketball Association player Ron Artest until he was eliminated in the first episode.Lacey Schwimmer became a professional dancer on "Dancing With the Stars" during the seventh season.Before that, she was a finalist in the reality competition "So You Think You Can Dance." For the 13th season of "DWTS," Schwimmer was partnered with activist Chaz Bono.caught up with Chelsea to talk about her feelings about the semi-finals, what gets her pumped for a performance, and the best advice she's gotten from her dance partner, Mark!