Dancing With the Stars’ Season 20 Pros Revealed: Vets Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson, and Val Chmerkovskiy Confirmed to Return

Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy
Mark Ballas, Kym Johnson, Val Chmerkovskiy and more vets are set to return for season 20 of Dancing With the Stars! Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; Don Arnold/WireImage; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

They’re back! The season 20 roster of pros on the upcoming season — and 10th anniversary! — of Dancing With the Stars was announced Wednesday, Feb. 11, on Good Morning America and almost all the veterans are making a comeback.

Confirmed to return is Emmy-nominated and 14-season champ Mark Ballas as well as fan favorite Kym Johnson, who returns after lending her skills as a judge on DWTS Australia. Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Peta Murgatroyd, and Emma Slater round out the remaining pros who were announced early Wednesday morning. 

Confirmed to return is Emmy-nominated and 14-season champ Mark Ballas as well as fan favorite Kym Johnson, who returns after lending her skills as a judge on DWTS Australia. Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Peta Murgatroyd, and Emma Slater round out the remaining pros who were announced early Wednesday morning. 

Johnson, 38, last appeared stateside in the 16th season of DWTS in 2013. She had a successful run on the iteration in her native Australia, judging the last three seasons of the show after placing third, first, and ninth in her seasons as a competitor. 

This will be the second season of Dancing With the Stars for breakout Holker. The professional dancer made her debut in 2014's 19th season, dancing with Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett. The two stars placed ninth after an exciting run on the show. 

Veteran star Dovolani continues his long-running career with DWTS, which began with the second season in 2006. The Albanian dancer, 41, has appeared in every season of the competition show since, winning the 15th season with partner Melissa Rycroft

According to a press release, two more pros will be announced at a later date.

DWTS pros who won’t be busting a move on the ballroom floor this season include Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, and Karina Smirnoff

"Many of you have been asking if I will be back for season 20 of DWTS and I wanted all of my incredible family to hear it directly from me," Smirnoff, a 16-season vet, shared Tuesday night ahead of the announcement on Instagram. "After a lot of thought and prayer, I've decided to focus my energies on some other exciting endeavors including adding author to my resume."

"I have absolutely loved dancing for all of you for all these years and feel blessed to have been given a platform to put my passion for dance, choreography, and creativity on display," she continued. "DWTS has been a huge part of my life for the last 10 years and I will always have a special place in my heart for it." 

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