Dancing with the stars new season is just around the corner and 20-year-old Latin ballroom dancer, blonde Witney Carson has been promoted to pro dancer on DWTS season 18, partnering with Aussie singer Cody Simpson. The duo will be the youngest couple to ever compete on the show as they battle it out against strong competition.
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Let’s find out more about her, shall we! Here are 10 facts we thought you should know about the talented, pretty blonde.
#1 Bound to be a dancer
Whitney said she started dancing Jazz when she was 3 years old, then started Ballroom training at age 9. She has competed and performed all over the world.
#2 Before fortune and public recognition
Witney Carson is a Latin ballroom dancer from American Fork, Utah; before her appearance on SYTYCD she was an 18 year old recent high school graduate and dental assistant intern. In her spare time she plays guitar and drums and enjoys golfing.
#3 She says “Chelsie Hightower” is her idol
During an interview Witney revealed: I relate to her, especially because she is from Utah and a Ballroom dancer. I look up to her so much in so many ways. She’s my idol!”
#4 Reality TV contestant.
Witney was only 18 at the time she was a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance. She was in the top twenty finalists and proceeded to the top 6 but was eliminated on September 5, 2012.
#5 She was compared to Marilyn Monroe and received awesome critique
Kenny Ortega compared Witney to Marilyn Monroe but her best description has come from Nigel Lythgoe: “You look like a star, you dance like a star, and honey you are a star.”
#6 She was both friend and rival to fellow ballroom dancer Lindsay Arnold.
She mentioned how their friendship is more important than the competition and that they will always be there for each other, no matter what happens.
#7 Expanding her professional career.
Carson moved on as a troupe dancer on DWTS season 16 and 17.
#8 She’s worked with superstar choreographers
Witney has been fortunate enough to have worked with many incredible dancers and choreographers throughout her life. Such as, Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas, Travis Wall, Jason Gilkinson, Mia Micheals, just to name a few.
#9 She is also an actress
Witney is part of the dancing cast of the 2013 movie East Side Story in the role of “Jennifer”
#10 She and 17-year-old partner seem to be having fun
The dancing couple, have been going to rehearsals all week at the show’s West Hollywood studios. Her partner has not yet debuted his dancing skills, but will get a chance next week when the 18th season is set to premier.
Are you rooting for the couple?