Nancy Kerrigan and David Ross Among New Dancing with the Stars Cast Members

Season 24 of the ABC dance competition will feature some familiar faces.

Nancy Kerrigan Lead


Dancing with the Stars will feature a few familiar Massachusetts faces in the upcoming season for you to cheer on.

Season 24, which kicks off March 20 on ABC, will include Olympic silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan and Red Sox catcher David Ross in its lineup of 12 dancing duos. Ross, a two-time World Series Champion, is the first baseball player to appear on the reality dance competition. To compete, Kerrigan and Ross have been paired with professional dancers Artem Chigvintsev and Lindsay Arnold, respectively.

This season’s cast also includes Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, whose teammate, Laurie Hernandez, was last season’s winner. We can only assume this means we’re one step closer to Needham’s own Aly Raisman taking her turn on the show. At the least, she might pop up to cheer on Biles this season.

Kerrigan, Ross, and Biles will be competing against contestants including the one and only Charo, former Bachelor Nick Viall, Glee alumna Heather Morris (who, as a former backup dancer for Beyonce, might have an advantage here), actor and wrestler Mr. T, Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, model and bull rider Bonner Bolton, singer Erika Jayne, Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony, and New York Giants safety Rashad Jennings. The premiere also marks the show’s 400th episode. That’s a lot of dancing stars.