Season 23 Mirrorball Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez Joins the Cast of Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance

Nov 29, 2016
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All New Show to Feature Season 23 Pro Finalists Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Gleb Savchenko and Two Time Mirrorball Champion Val Chmerkovskiy

Nationwide tour comes to Altria Theater in Richmond on Jan. 3!

Tickets on Sale Now!

Los Angeles, CA (November 26, 2016) – Dancing with the Stars’ newest Mirrorball Trophy winner and 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 has fallen in love with #TeamValaur. 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 Val Chmerkovskiy, dance with two-time Olympic medalist Laurie 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 sizzling 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 December 16th, 2016 and running through February 14th, 2017.

Captivating audiences across the country, Hernandez joins the hottest cast in dance including Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Hayley Erbert, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko and Emma Slater*. Hernandez is known for her dazzling floor exercise routines and grace and artistry on the balance beam witnessed by the world this summer at the 2016 Olympic Rio games. Hernandez recently added the coveted Mirrorball Trophy to her collection of silver and gold Olympic medals.

"I am so excited to continue this amazing journey and join the Dancing with the Stars tour," said Hernandez. "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."

Tickets for Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance are now on sale. For up to date information and 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.

Dancing with the Stars: Live! is produced by Faculty Productions in association with BBC Worldwide.

Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance Tour Dates:

Dec 16: Reno, NV (Grand Sierra)
Dec 17: San Jose, CA (City National Civic)
Dec 18: Redding, CA (Redding Civic Auditorium)
Dec 19: Eugene, OR (Hult Theatre)
Dec 20: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
Dec 21: Seattle, WA (Paramount Theatre)
Dec 27: Ft. Myers, FL (Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall)
Dec 28: Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips Center)
Dec 29: Hollywood, FL (Hard Rock Live)
Dec 30: Clearwater, FL (Ruth Eckerd Hall)**
Dec 31: Atlanta, GA (FOX Theater)
Jan 3: Richmond, VA (Altria Theater)
Jan 4: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)
Jan 5: Lancaster, PA (American Music Theater)
Jan 6: Niagara, NY (Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino)
Jan 7: Rama, ON (Casino Rama)**
Jan 9: Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Hall)
Jan 10: Poughkeepsie, NY (Mid Hudson Civic Center)
Jan 12: Philadelphia, PA (Tower Theater)
Jan 13: Verona, NY (Turning Stone)
Jan 14: Bethlehem, PA (Sands Bethlehem Event Center)**
Jan 15: Baltimore, MD (The Lyric)
Jan 17: New York, NY (Radio City Music Hall)
Jan 18: Bangor, ME (Cross Insurance Center)
Jan 19: Boston, MA (Wang Theater)
Jan 20: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Jan 21: Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun)
Jan 23: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie)
Jan 24: Red Bank, NJ (Count Basie)
Jan 25: Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Jan 27: Windsor, ON (The Colesseum – Caesars Window)
Jan 28: Chicago, IL (Chicago Theater)**
Jan 29: Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
Jan 31: Cincinnati, OH (Aronoff Center)
Feb 1: Columbus, OH (The Palace Theater)
Feb 2: Richmond, KY (EKU Center)
Feb 3: Birmingham, AL (BJCC Concert Hall)
Feb 4: New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theater)**
Feb 6: Sugar Land, TX (Smart Financial Centre)
Feb 7: Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)
Feb 8: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theatre)
Feb 10: El Paso, TX (Abraham Chavez Theatre)
Feb 11: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)**
Feb 12: Thousand Oaks, CA (Thousand Oaks Civic Art)
Feb 13: Riverside, CA (FOX PAC)**
Feb 14: Costa Mesa, CA (Segestrom Hall)

*Cast subject to change.
**Denotes venues with matinee and evening shows

“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8|7 c on ABC.

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About Faculty Productions
Faculty Productions, formed by veteran manager and producer Jared Paul in partnership with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, produces and creates world-class live branded entertainment and concerts in partnership with the world’s largest media companies. Faculty Productions is responsible for some of the most successful recent global touring productions including Dancing with the Stars: Live! (BBC Worldwide and ABC), Move Live on Tour (Derek Hough and Julianne Hough), America’s Got Talent Live! (Freemantle Media, Syco Entertainment and NBC), The Sing-Off Live Tour (Sony Pictures and NBC), Glee Live! In Concert! (FOX and Ryan Murphy Productions), Big Time Rush Big Time Tour (Nickelodeon/ Sony Music), Mixtape Festival (VH1 and Live Nation) and the Boston Strong Benefit Concert (ONE FUND and Live Nation).

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.  This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.  The business also champions British creativity globally.

In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:

http://www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
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