‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2021 Cast: A Complete Guide to the New Season

Dancing With the Stars Season 30 premieres on ABC on Sept. 20. Fifteen all-new celebrities will meet their pro partners in the first episode, who they’ll work with toward earning the coveted Mirrorball Trophy throughout the season. Meet the cast of DWTS Season 30 and find out where you may have seen these celebrities before. 

'Dancing With the Stars' cast members Melanie C., Martin Kove posing for the camera
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Mel C. is part of the ‘DWTS’ Season 30 cast 

Melanie Chisholm, better known as Mel C. or “Sporty Spice,” is a member of the Spice Girls. While the group went their separate ways in 2000, Mel C. continues to write new music — she has an album coming out on Oct. 2, 2021.

‘The Bachelor’ Matt James 

Matt James was the leading man in season 25 of The Bachelor. He made history as the first Black bachelor in the franchise, but now he’s hoping to master ballroom dance and take home the Mirrorball. 

Olivia Jade Giannulli joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli made headlines after her connection to the college admissions scandalDancing With the Stars Season 30 could be the YouTuber’s shot at redemption.

Brian Austin Greene could be paired with Sharna Burgess or face off against her 

Brian Austin Greene started dating DWTS pro Sharna Burgess in December 2020. Now, the Beverly Hills 90210 star is entering Burgess’ world of ballroom dance for his shot at first place on Dancing With the Stars

Jimmie Allen is competing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30

Jimmie Allen is a country singer best known for songs like “Best Shot,” “Make Me Want To,” and his collaboration with Brad Paisley, “Freedom Was a Highway.” This cowboy is trading in his boots for dancing shoes in DWTS Season 30.

Christine Chiu from Netflix’s ‘Bling Empire’

Christine Chiu is the star of the Netflix series Bling Empire as well as a socialite, mom, and wife. Now, she’s adding ballroom dancer to her resume! 

‘The Office’ cast member Melora Hardin joins ‘DWTS’ 

Some might recognize Melora Hardin as Michael Scott’s (Steve Carell) girlfriend Jan on The Office. More recently, Hardin played Jacqueline Carlyle in The Bold Type. With acting experience dating back to her childhood, will Hardin master the art of ballroom dance this season?

Amanda Kloots will dance in season 30

Amanda Kloots is an author, a mother, and a co-host on The Talk. She also has experience on Broadway, appearing in shows like Good Vibrations and Young Frankenstein — something that could bode well for Kloots in the competition this season.  

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Iman Shumpert 

Husband, father, and NBA champion Iman Shumpert is ready to add the DWTS Mirrorball to his collection. He already has one vote locked in from his daughter, Rue Rose Shumpert.

Martin Kove is ready to master the ‘DWTS’ ballroom

Most will recognize Martin Kove as John Kreese from Cobra Kai and The Karate Kid. In a video, Kove says he is looking to “have a good time as Marty Kove, not John Kreese” competing on Dancing With the Stars.

3-time Olympic medalist Suni Lee competing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Suni Lee is best known for competing at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo this year. She has been working out twice a day to compete on Dancing With the Stars, according to social media. Can her Olympic abilities bring her to glory in season 30? Only time will tell if her gymnast skills lend themselves to ballroom dance. 

Mike “The Miz” Mizanin to enter the season 30 competition 

Most people know Mike “The Miz” Mizanin for his career as a WWE wrestler. But before all that, he was a reality TV star who appeared on MTV’s The Real World. Now, Mizanin will dance for the first time on his daughter’s second birthday. 

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JoJo Siwa performing as first same-sex pairing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 

Most people recognize JoJo Siwa from Abby Lee Miller’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms. Now, the dancer, singer, actor, and YouTube personality is making history as the first competitor to perform with a pro dancer of the same sex on Dancing With the Stars.

Former Miss USA and Bravo star Kenya Moore 

Kenya Moore is an author, producer, entrepreneur, and reality star best known for her role in The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The multi-talented Bravoleberity is ready to take on the ballroom in season 30 of DWTS

Peloton royalty Cody Rigsby is ready for the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ competition 

Cody Rigsby is a highly regarded Peloton instructor. But he also has previous dance experience, which could spell out a win for him in season 30. 

Watch Dancing With the Stars Mondays at 8 PM EST on ABC.