Below is Charlie White, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, and Maks Chmerkovskiy on Good Morning America today. They give more hints on their dances coming up. Charlie says hopefully everyone will be in a better mood on Monday compared to Switch Up week.
ABC 27 in Hershey, Pennsylvania caught up with Charlie White, Sharna Burgess, Meryl Davis, and Maks Chmerkovskiy. They talk of the challenge of doing Stars On Ice while rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars. Note how Charlie and Sharna are practicing with a cane and an umbrella. All four give some hints on their dances at the end. Too fun!
Don’t you love these and Charlie and Sharna are looking so good!!! One more day and counting All!
Yesterday, Maks Chmerkovskiy & Meryl Davis and Sharna Burgess & Charlie White taped an appearance for Extra with Mario Lopez. You can view lots of fun pics of the four of them at Just Jared Jr. here and here. You can also see them arriving for rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Below are a couple of pictures from Mario’s twitter. So cute!! *I love those smiles!!
New Interview With Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Sharna Burgess and Maks Chmerkovskiy, ABC To Air Ice Skating Specials
The Ice Network has a cool article up about Meryl Davis and Charlie White dancing on Dancing With The Stars. The article features interviews with them and their dance partners Sharna Burgess and Maks Chmerkovskiy. Below is a take about their goals and what it’s been like working with each other so far. Note how they’ve been rehearsing in Michigan since Meryl and Charlie are also getting ready to tour for “Stars On Ice“.
“The goal wasn’t to prove anything to anybody or try and outdo myself,” Chmerkovskiy said. I’m just doing my thing. I’m coming in, I’m dancing, I’m teaching. I wanted my mom and my grandma to enjoy me being back on TV one more time.
“It really is fascinating to work with Meryl,” he added. “I’m not stressing out about anything. I’m not worrying about anything. I’m just enjoying her company; she’s a cool chick.”
White, 26, will be dancing with Sharna Burgess, 28, who is bubbling with enthusiasm about the possibilities this season presents. Their first dance will be contemporary.
After working together for just a few hours, White has already taught her a new lift that they’ll use at the end of their routine.
“Charlie is absolutely wonderful; he has such beautiful lines,” Burgess said. “For me, it’s so amazing to be this creative, to have so much freedom in the steps and the choreography that I want to do. He’s wonderful to talk to about my concepts and the characters because I dived straight into that, and he seems to love it.”
She asked him to listen to the song to which they’ll perform and asked his thoughts on the story line. White’s response mirrored Burgess’ ideas. At the start of each season, teams are allowed to submit wish lists for music. White and Burgess prepared their lists separately, but when they compared notes, found a lot of similarity.
After the cast announcement Tuesday, both teams headed to Michigan to train. Davis and White are also preparing for the upcoming Stars on Ice tour. Their partners will accompany them on the road and train between shows.
Lot’s more at Ice Network. Thanks to Dominique for the heads up!!
In other things with Meryl and Charlie….according to Entertainment Weekly, ABC has announced a deal with Disson Skating to air a series of four 2-hour figure skating specials which will star Meryl and Charlie. The first two specials will air in the fall of 2014. What an exciting year for them and it’s so cool how Dancing With The Stars is a part of it all.
Pure Exclusive: Sharna Burgess Talks On 2014 Version Of DWTS, BWAT With Gleb Savchenko, And Lots More
What a joy it was to interview our beautiful Miss Sharna again!! After seeing her and Gleb Savchenko in “Ballroom With A Twist” in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I had so many questions. What’s fun is…she and Gleb put an amazing, show-stopping dance number to “Fever” together only several hours before the show. Let’s hope they will perform it again on Dancing With The Stars as it literally took my breath away and I know it would take yours away as well.
Also, Sharna catches up on all of her projects that happened in the off season of Dancing With The Stars! She and her boyfriend and dancer Paul Kirkland spent Christmas together and they also helped to choreograph two dances for “Strictly Come Dancing”. Not only that, but, they also put a dance piece together for a sports charity called “Sports Relief” with 4 incredible paralympians. Sharna also recently danced in Holland America’s Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise. She sent us some incredible photos and pictures highlighting everything as you will soon see.
Lastly, Sharna also gives some thoughts on the new season of Dancing With The Stars and how it will be the “2014 Version”. We think you might find her thoughts interesting.
So, without further ado, below is Sharna Burgess! We thank her so much for her time again and let’s hope we see her and Gleb on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.xxx
It is so great to visit with you again, Sharna. And first, omg,…can I just say, you and Gleb took my breath away at the Cheyenne, WY Ballroom With A Twist Shows Feb. 1st! So, what did you think of Cheyenne and the Rocky Mountains? Did you like the SNOW? I hope you will come back to the Rocky Mountain region again one day again.
Hi Vogue!!! Thank you so much for your beautiful review AND amazing photos!! that certainly means a lot to both Gleb and I. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see very much of Cheyenne, I flew in late the night before the show and super early the morning after, but I have to say that I loved the snow. Being Australian I have never really seen snow all that often, and what little snow we do have in Australia is really icy and hard, being in Cheyenne I truly understood what people mean when they say powder!! Its just so beautiful and fun to play in!! Of course we know mother nature can sometimes be cruel turn that beautiful snow into a menace, and my heart goes out to all of you who have been suffering with blizzards and painfully cold weather this season. I am truly grateful for every single person in the audience that braved the cold to come out and see us perform, Cheyenne was such an AMAZING audience and I had so much fun up on that stage! I feel like everyone’s troubles got left at the door and we all just had a wonderful evening. Its an honor for me to know that I was a part of that. I also hope that I make it back there again soon
What kind of rehearsal process did you go through in getting ready for Ballroom With A Twist? I thought you and Gleb were only doing 2 dances. So, I was so happy and pleasantly surprised when you did more! They were just breathtaking as well as your costumes. You and Gleb were in an element of your own. I have to say (and I’ve heard this from other fans at PureDWTS too) that you two make one of the most beautiful pro pairings on the show. It’s true. There is a magnetism and chemistry there. Plus, you are both so funny too with the way you would tease one another.
Oh thank you!!! I absolutely love dancing with Gleb, not only is he the sweetest most humble guy on the planet, he is a fantastic partner and …Read more
This is too cool. Below Dancing With The Stars pro Sharna Burgess interviews celebrities who came to the Trans4m Benefit Concert to help support Will.i.am’s charity “I Am Angel”. Sharna interviews greats like Chaka Khan, Esai Morales, and Bell Biv Devoe to name a few. She does such a good job and she looks so pretty too! Stay tuned! We have a new exclusive interview coming up with Sharna where she talks of all kinds of fun things…including her thoughts on the new season of Dancing With The Stars.
Exclusive: The Fire, Intensity, Passion, And Charisma Of Sharna Burgess And Gleb Savchenko In Ballroom With A Twist
Dreams came true last night in Cheyenne, Wyoming! As you know from a previous post, two of my most favorite pros from Dancing With The Stars, Gleb Savchenko and Sharna Burgess, took to the stage for “Ballroom With A Twist”. When I first heard they were coming, I knew this was a show I couldn’t miss. What’s more and being my Dad loves Dancing With The Stars as much as we do and the fact it is his 79th birthday in a few days, I knew this would make the perfect birthday gift too!! Well, that it was!! Gleb and Sharna were brilliant and in a realm of their own every time they stepped foot on stage. If you think they are magical, charming, warm, passionate, and beautiful people on Dancing With The Stars (on the inside and out), then you should see them both in person?!! It’s almost as if they glow in this special way I can’t explain. And when they danced, they danced with so much fire, emotion, passion, and intensity.
I was also taken back by Gleb and Sharna’s chemistry and charisma together in just entertaining the crowd when they weren’t dancing. Sharna would tease Gleb and give him a lot of sass at times while Gleb played innocent. They were so funny in all the right places. For instance, during a question and answer session, a little boy asked why Gleb had his pajamas on (during the contemporary dance). Sharna knew that was a good question right when she heard it and then looked at Gleb and demanded an answer. Then Gleb fell straight to the floor saying something to the effect that he was so tired from travelling all the way from Australia the day before that he left his pj’s on!! lol It was funny and adorable!! I also thought of Gleb’s daughter Olivia immediately and how good he must be with her.
Can you tell Sharna gave Gleb some sass at times? lol
Another fun time in the night is when Gleb and Sharna asked members of the audience to come up and dance with them. The audience was shy and no one raised their hand. Well, Sharna and Gleb wouldn’t have it. They then …Read more
Wyoming News interviewed Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess about the “Ballroom With A twist” show coming up in Cheyenne, Wyoming February 1st. She talks of why the show is a “beautiful experience” for how unique it is for fans and herself. Below is more. Be sure to read more at the link. Also, if you haven’t read our new interview with Gleb Savchenko, be sure you do as he talks a little on the show as well other fun things in getting to know him. Here’s to Saturday Night, Gleb and Sharna!!
“It is a beautiful experience to perform one night to a live audience. Once that show and that moment are over, it’s gone, and that makes it very special,” she said.
Burgess will be joined by fellow “Dancing With The Stars” coach Gleb Savchenko and an all-star cast that includes performers from “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” It all comes together for a night of different styles and music that Burgess said gets everyone out of their seat.
“The show is so unique. It brings competitive pros from all over and mixes them up. We perform everything from hip-hop to waltzes, samba and contemporary,” she said.
Burgess is originally from Australia but was working on Broadway before being discovered by “Dancing With the Stars.” An accomplished choreographer, she appeared on the series twice, first with comedian Andy Dick and later with former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.
Burgess will be performing two solo numbers as well as a few with a group during the show.
She said she was looking forward to dancing with other professionals who loved the craft as much as she does. She said it was a whole new set of challenges and excitement from her role on TV.
“We did judge dance numbers, which were great, and I love teaching, whether that is celebrities or anyone else,” she said. “But I know the cast on this tour really well, and I can’t wait to get out there with them.”
In addition to the professional dance numbers, Burgess said there would be audience participation sections as well.
“We go around and talk with people and call them up on stage, but even if that doesn’t happen for you, I bet you are going to be dancing in your seat along with us,” she said.
Not sure when this radio interview took place, but, it’s a good one. Sharna Burgess talks with GJ Reynolds Beach Life Style Radio Show all about Dancing With The Stars and it’s influence on dance in general. “Ballroom” is cool. They also talk about the competitive part of the show, what kind of training it takes to transform the celebrities, keeping in shape in the off season, and lots more. Excellent!