Sharna Burgess – Ready to Bring Aussie Power to Season 17 of “Dancing With The Stars”


Pro Dancer Sharna Burgess & Gleb Savchenko on “Dancing With The Stars” Photo Courtesy of ABC

The whole cast of celebrities plus their pro dancer partners of “Dancing With The Stars” Season 17 will be announced on September 4th live on “Good Morning America.” One of the pros we might see next season is the Australian fierce and talented dancer, Sharna Burgess. She was a fan favorite early on with Andy Dick last season, but she captivated the audience from her “DWTS” start back in Season 13. Sharna tells me of her dream partner for next season, what it was like to work with Jason Gilkison for the talked-about contemporary piece with Gleb Savchenko, and more! Keep reading!

Your routine with Gleb was spectacular! Tell us what it was like to work with Jason Gilkison? 

I’ve been working with Jason for a very long time now. I’ve been assisting him for somewhere around 6 years! I feel like when i work with Jase we are an unstoppable team, he knows me inside and out as a person and a dancer and vice versa. His a very special person to me so every time  I work with him it’s amazing.

Would you say you have an alter ego on the dance floor or are you the same person on and off the floor?

I would say I have many alter ego’s :) for me it depends on the character I’m playing and the story I’m telling. Im very fiery and passionate on the dance floor, power and sass are my strengths, but as you saw in the number with Gleb, sensitive and broken is another character I like to play.

In life I’m a typical gemini, fun happy and a little all over the place. I love people, love helping and caring for those close to me. I’m more a love than a fighter, but ill certainly kick anyones butt that hurts the people I love ;)

How do you react to the supporters wanting the opportunity to dance with you? 

I didn’t actually realize that this was happening lol. But I am very honored and touched.

Ok, girl to girl… Who would you rather have as a partner for S17: Hugh Jackman or Ryan Gosling? ;) 

Hugh Jackman all the way. Ive been saying this for a while now and i think its time we make it happen!!! Yes, let’s start a petition ;)

I think Ryan Gosling is gorgeous but I like a little more of a rough edge to my men.

What’s one thing that could give the show a fresh coat of paint after 16 seasons?

Personally I would love to see another female judge! I love CAI don’t get me wrong, but let’s even up the panel and get another girl on!!! I would like to see Carmit Bachar, she was the red head in the Pussycat Dolls. She is an incredible talent who has worked with and for everyone. Her opinion and experiences would be a nice fresh and new addition to our show.

Super excited for season 17!!!

Love S xx
Thank you, Sharna for a lovely interview! Best wishes to you on Season 17!  
Follow Sharna on Twitter: @SharnaBurgess

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