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Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy celebrate winning `Dancing with the Stars.` (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)
Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy celebrate winning "Dancing with the Stars." (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)

Laurie Hernandez joins cast of 'Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance'


Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am

All-new show to feature season 23 pro finalists Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Gleb Savchenko and 2-time Mirrorball champion Val Chmerkovskiy

"Dancing with the Stars' " newest Mirrorball trophy winner, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, will join her partner Val Chmerkovskiy this winter in "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" tour.

After winning a gold medal in Rio with the "Final Five" and an individual silver medal on the beam, Hernandez went straight to the ballroom to compete on "Dancing with the Stars," where America fell in love with #TeamValaur.

"I am so excited to continue this amazing journey and join the 'Dancing with the Stars' tour," Hernandez said. "I loved every minute of dancing with Val and all of the incredible dancers from 'Dancing with the Stars.' I can't wait to be back on the dance floor with all of them, visiting cities across the country."

Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best dancers in the business, including season 23's finalists Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess and Chmerkovskiy, dance with Hernandez live in their hometowns this winter.

This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC's hit show, "Dancing with the Stars," including group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. "Dancing with the Stars: Live!" travels to 43 cities this winter beginning on Dec. 16 and running through Feb. 14. The show visits the Seneca Niagara Event Center in Niagara Falls on Jan. 6.

The rest of the cast (subject to change) includes Alan Bersten, Artem Chigvintsev, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater.

Tickets for "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" are now on sale. For up-to-date information or to purchase tickets, go to dwtstour.com. VIP packages will be available through VIPNation.com, giving fans the chance to purchase premium tickets, meet-and-greet opportunities with the cast, exclusive merchandise and photo opportunities.

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