Meet the Cast of ‘Dancing With the Stars: Juniors’!
Dancing With the Stars just kicked off its 27th season, and now we know who will be competing on its special spinoff, Dancing With the Stars: Juniors. The cast will consist of celebrity kids and their professional junior ballroom-dancer partners, and each pair will be mentored by current and former DWTS pros. DWTS season 25 contestants Jordan Fisher, who took home the Mirrorball Trophy, and Frankie Muniz, who placed third, are hosting the show, while Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, longtime DWTS pro Val Chmerkovskiy, and La La Land choreographer Mandy Moore will judge. Click through to see the full cast with their pro partners and mentors! (Photos via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Addison Osta Smith With Lev Khmelev, Mentored by Keo Motsepe: Addison Osta Smith, now 13, was the first girl and the youngest contestant to win MasterChef Junior at the age of 10. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson With Tristan Ianiero, Mentored by Artem Chigvintsev: Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, 12, first rose to fame on Toddlers and Tiaras when she was just 5, and went on to star in her own show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Akash Vukoti With Kamri Peterson, Mentored by Witney Carson: Akash Vukoti, 9, became the youngest boy ever to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee when he was just 6 years old. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Ariana Greenblatt With Artyon Celestine, Mentored by Brandon Armstrong: Ariana Greenblatt, 10, currently stars on Disney's Stuck in The Middle, and will soon star in The One and Only Ivan alongside Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, and Angelina Jolie. She has also appeared in Bad Moms Christmas and Avengers: Infinity War, where she played Young Gamora. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Hudson West With Kameron Couch, Mentored by Hayley Erbert: Hudson West may be just 10, but he already has a résumé full of acting credits, including Netflix's Grace and Frankie, Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn, Modern Family, and Grey's Anatomy. Hudson is partnered with Kameron Couch and mentored by Hayley Erbert. He can currently be seen as Jake Spencer in ABC's General Hospital. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Jason Maybaum With Elliana Walmsley, Mentored by Emma Slater: Jason Maybaum, 10, can be seen as Levi in Disney Channel's That's So Raven spinoff, Raven's Home. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Mackenzie Ziegler With Sage Rosen, Mentored by Gleb Savchenko: YouTube star Mackenzie Ziegler, 14, has almost 3 million subscribers on her channel. She recently starred in the YouTube series Total Eclipse, and released her first book, Kenzie's Rules for Life, this spring. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Mandla Morris With Brightyn Brems, Mentored by Cheryl Burke: Mandla Morris, 13, is an aspiring fashion designer and the son of music legend Stevie Wonder. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Miles Brown With Rylee Arnold, Mentored by Lindsay Arnold: Miles Brown, 13, stars as Jack Johnson in the critically acclaimed sitcom Black-ish, and will soon appear in the independent film Emmett with Rita Wilson and Nora Dunn. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Sky Brown With JT Church, Mentored by Alan Bersten: Sky Brown, 10, became a viral video sensation with her mind-blowing skateboarding and surfing videos. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Sophia Pippen With Jake Monreal, Mentored by Sasha Farber: Sophia Pippen, 9, is the daughter of NBA champion Scottie Pippen and Larsa Pippen. The young fashion and beauty star has already been the face of Oscar De La Renta Kids and walked the runway for children's wear brands Aliva Simone, KidPik, and more during Kids Fashion Week in NYC. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Tripp Palin With Hailey Bills, Mentored by Jenna Johnson: Tripp Palin, 9, is the son of former DWTS contestant and current Teen Mom: OG star Bristol Palin, and the grandson of Sarah Palin. (Photo via ABC/Ed Herrera)
Dancing With the Stars: Juniors will premiere with a two-hour episode on October 7 on ABC.
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