‘Look Who’s Joining Us’
Kym Johnson, Professional Dancer and TV Personality
Aussie native Kym Johnson is best known as a professional ballroom dancer on popular favorite TV dance competition show “Dancing With the Stars.” Kym first appeared on the Australian version of “Dancing With the Stars” where she won her first Mirrorball trophy with Tom Williams (Australian TV/Radio Presenter) in her second season before she moved to Hollywood to join the US version of the show. She has since been in 17 seasons of “Dancing With the Stars” wining two more times with Donny Osmond (Donny & Marie) and Hines Ward (NFL 2x Super Bowl Champion). Kym is the only professional dancer in the world to hold Mirrorball trophies from two different continents.
Kym learned the art of dance and trained in all forms of the performing arts including singing, ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics at the young age of three years old. She then concentrated her talent on the field of competitive ballroom dance and became the Australian Ballroom Champion representing Australia in “World 10” dance championship for two years running.
When not dancing on the show, Kym has been on Broadway’s dance sensation Burn the Floor, Australia’s Celebrity Apprentice, and has been featured as a Special Correspondent for E! News during DWTS’s 10th Season. Kym is also involved in several fitness DVDs in association with DWTS, and hosts the YouTube fitness TV show STARFit. Kym finished season 20 of Dancing With The Stars in week 8 of the 10 week dance competition show with her celebrity partner Robert Herjavec known from Shark Tank. Kym recently released her new health and fitness brand which includes her first book from Regan Arts The 5678Diet and she also released a fitness DVD titled 5678 Fitness.
Paul Freeman is a Welsh-born singer-song writer of folksy pop songs now living in the United States. Freeman’s EP You and I was released on the Arista label on 12 November 2008. The four songs on that album are the title track, “Tightrope,” “That’s How It Is” and “Earthquakes.” His EP That’s How It Is was released on 1 August 2009. It was produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Flyleaf, Motörhead, My Chemical Romance) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (U2, Leona Lewis, Snow Patrol).
Freeman’s song “That’s How It Is” was featured near the close of an episode of the Fox Network show Past Life called “Soul Music” (S01E03), first broadcast on 18 February 2010. His Song "Tightrope" was also featured on the Season Finale of Make It or Break It. His six-song EP Tightrope was released on 2 March 2010. Freeman's "Passing Phase" EP was released on iTunes, Amazon.com, and Bandcamp in August 2013. He released his first ever live album, "Paul Freeman at Volver Live" on November 3, 2014.
Erin Cahill is an actress, best known for her roles as Jen Scotts in Power Rangers Time Force, Heather Mosby in How I Met Your Mother, Kendra Burke in Saving Grace, and Rachel Ashe in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua films. She had a recurring role as Felicity in the ABC series Red Widow. She is also noted to be the first lead female character for the Call of Duty franchise, as Chloe 'Karma' Lynch in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Passionate about charity, Cahill co-founded the group, Charitable Living, which services the local community throughout the year with various fundraisers and days of volunteering. In May 2015, Cahill joined non-profit group BuildOn and traveled to Malawi to promote education and build schools.
Kim Gilbert, Olympic Ping Pong Champion
She began her table tennis career at 14, under the tutelage of Japan’s former world table tennis champion Norikazu “Cannonball” Fujii. By 17, she became a junior champion and began winning the first of many gold medals at U.S. Olympic Festivals was training internationally and living and training out of U.S. Olympic Training Centers. Along with her numerous state and national titles, Gilbert still holds the record for fastest ever reflexes recorded at a U.S. Olympic Festival by any athlete in any sport. Kim is currently the CEO of Pongstarz where she headlines and produces ping-pong themed corporate and celebrity events for many groups and stars like Clayton Kershaw and Ping Pong for Purpose at Dodger Stadium as well as national fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, LAUSD, NBA, MLB, and NHL. In 2015, Ms. Gilbert was named as an Ambassador to the United States Association of Table Tennis and is considered the backbone of marketing and promotions for her sport. Stay tuned to www.kimgilbert.com