Skip to content

Nyle DiMarco, ’13, chosen as one of 12 celebrity contestants for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars

March 9, 2016
By Phil Dignan

Share:

Nyle DiMarco, ’13, winner of Cycle 22 of the CW network’s competition television show America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), will give his dancing shoes a go as he and 11 other celebrities were officially announced to be contestants for Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS).

The DWTS Cast Reveal for Season 22 aired on ABC’s Good Morning America at its Times Square studio in New York City on Tuesday, March 8. DWTS will begin airing on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. on ABC-affiliated stations nationwide.  

Relatively unknown outside of the Gallaudet community prior to the start of ANTM, DiMarco captivated America with his down-to-earth demeanor and his advocacy for the deaf community. DiMarco now shines as a star on equal footing with DWTS contestants such as Von Miller (Denver Broncos defensive player and Super Bowl MVP), Geraldo Rivera (Emmy-award winning journalist), Paige Vanzant (Ultimate Fighting Championship Strawweight), and Marla Maples (Broadway professional and ex-wife of Donald Trump).  

DiMarco is partnered with dancing professional Peta Murgatroyd, who has been on DWTS since Season 13, having won the competition with NFL player Donald Driver in Season 14 and partnering with comedian and actor Tommy Chong last season. When asked by GMA Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on the challenge of working with DWTS’s “first fully deaf contestant,” Murgatroyd shared her excitement in working with DiMarco.  

“It’s all visual and it’s more of a challenges for me this season, but it’s a great one and I love working with him. He’s such a great student and we’re hitting it off. We’re doing our moves great, and it’s going to be an amazing season,” said Murgatroyd.  

Follow and support DiMarco on Twitter @NyleDiMarco and on Instagram at http://Instagram.com/nyledimarco.

9 March 2016
By Phil Dignan

Share:

Recent Posts

Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...

Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...

James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...

About the Author

Phil Dignan

Recent Posts
Deaf hotelier Roberto Wirth passes away
Alumnus Timel Benton to play professional football
Alumni, faculty featured in The Music Man at Olney Theatre Center
Related Categories
Media Inquiries

For any other media inquiry, please contact:

No media contact found!

Stay up to date on all the Gallaudet happenings, both stories and initiatives we are doing with our Signing community!​

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate