Channel Seven announced today that talented Australian dancer Joshua Horner will be joining Helen Richey and Todd McKenney on the Dancing With The Stars judging panel when Series 11 returns to our screens on Sunday May 8 at 6.30pm.
Joshua said; “I am completely thrilled to join the judging panel. I am a huge fan of Dancing With The Stars and excited to be bringing my experience and energy to the show. My passion for dance is so consuming that I can’t wait to see what Aussie celebrities can bring to the floor.”
Joshua has been a star of the dance world in Australia and abroad. He was in the Australian Ballet for five-and-a-half years where he played many principal roles and starred in Graeme Murphy’s Tivoli in which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award and won the Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance in a Stage Musical.
He performed in Dirty Dancing in the role of Johnny Castle before being head hunted by Twyla Tharp for her smash hit dance musical, Movin’ Out, to play the lead role of Tony on London’s West End.
Preceding his West End Debut he joined a UK Tour of Guys and Dolls with the prestigious Donmar Warehouse. He then returned to Australia to play the older Billy in the first offshore production of Billy Elliot The Musical.
Joshua was then asked to join the Broadway production of Billy Elliot where he performed at the Tony Awards with Sir Elton John.
For the past two-and-a-half years, Joshua has been living in Los Angeles. Currently he is working for Disney as the Choreographic Consultant for the Disneyland Parade.
DANCING WITH THE STARS returns soon to Channel Seven on Sunday May 8 at 6.30pm.
Dancing With the Stars is the smash-hit BBC format that has been seen in more than 75 countries around the world. It is a Freehand production for Channel 7 and BBC Worldwide.
The format has been licensed in over 35 territories and Dancing With The Stars is “The Most Successful Reality TV Format” – awarded by The Guinness Book of World Records 2010.