Kym Johnson: More Than The Hoff's Dance Partner


kym johnsonProfessional dancer Kym Johnson may was eliminated from Dancing with her Stars along with her partner David Hasselhoff last night making them the first couple to bite the dust this season.

The Australian dance champion may not have been able to get the Hoff’s moves up to par in just a few short weeks, but Johnson is much more than just Hasslehoff’s dance partner. 

Dancing Champion.  Kym is a born dancer who has been dancing since the age of two.   She started her professional ballroom dancing career at the age of 15.  Johnson has earned a number of awards for her dancing with her professional partner, Tomas Atkocevicius, including: placing second at the Australian Dancesport Championship and being a finalist in the the U.K. Ballroom Championships at Blackpool. 

Performer. Since her retirement from professional dance competitions in 2001, Kym has focused on performing in film, stage and television.  She appeared in Burn the Floor, a touring ballroom dance production, and performing in the film Strictly Ballroom.

Dancing with the Stars.  She appeared in the first three seasons of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars, winning the second season.  Kym has performed on seasons 3 – 9 and season 11 of the American version of Dancing with the Starspartnering with:  Jerry Springer, Joey Fatone, Mark Cuban, Penn Jillette, Warren Sapp, David Alan Grier, Donny Osmond, and David Hasselhoff.  She has placed second twice with Warren Sapp and Joey Fatone and winning the competition with Donny Osmond.