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Internationally Acclaimed Dancers on Dancing with the Stars


Internationally Acclaimed Dancers Julz Tocker And Rachel White Join Dancing with the Stars NZ Judging Panel


Three is ecstatic to announce that talented dancing duo Julz Tocker and Rachel White are joining Camilla Sacre-Dallerup in the judging line-up for Dancing With The Stars NZ 2018.


The pair are professional American Smooth dance partners, and co-owners of JustDance studio in Los Angeles.


Julz is excited to return to his home country for the season! A Dancing With The Stars veteran, he has been involved in numerous seasons of the show in both Australia and the USA in a variety of roles including professional dancer, choreographer, and co-host for the 2015 and 2016 Dancing With The Stars After Show.


Julz’s other credentials include working as a personal instructor to Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for their roles in La La Land in 2016, as well as the assistant ballroom choreographer to Mandy Moore.
His CV also boasts an impressive lead role in the 2017 Dirty Dancing USA Broadway tour, and former NZ Latin Champion, Australian Latin and Ballroom Champion and World Latin American Semi Finalist titles in 2012.


“After leaving New Zealand 14 years ago to follow my dreams in dance and entertainment, I'm honored and humbled to be asked to return to my home and be a judge on Dancing With The Stars NZ!” says Julz.


Rachel White is a recognisable face from her time on Dancing With The Stars in New Zealand as Josh Kronfeld’s dance partner in 2009, where the duo placed third.


Rachel is a two-time NZ Professional Latin Champion, and is currently ranked #5 Top Female Dance Teacher in the USA, by the Dancesport World Series. She is based in Los Angeles and is married to a Kiwi.


“My last experience with Dancing With The Stars NZ was totally unforgettable, I fell in love with the country and the people. Even in America I have my own little piece of New Zealand as I have married a Kiwi,” says Rachel.


“I’m thrilled to be able to share my enormous passion for dance and return to Dancing With The Stars!”


The all-new Dancing With The Stars NZ judging panel is now complete. Watch this space for updates on who will join Gilda Kirkpatrick and David Seymour on the dance floor over the coming weeks.


Dancing With The Stars 2018, hosted by Dai Henwood and Sharyn Casey, is coming soon to Three.


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