International dance judges Julz Tocker and Rachel White join Dancing With The Stars NZ

International dance stars Julz Tocker and Rachel White are the latest judges revealed to be joining the judging panel for Three's Dancing With The Stars NZ in 2018.

The pair are professional American Smooth dance partners, and co-owners of the Just Dance studio in Los Angeles. They'll be joining Danish ballroom dancer Camilla Sacre-Dallerup on the judging panel. 

Kiwi-born Tocker says he's excited to return to his home country for the season. A Dancing with the Stars veteran, Tocker 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.

In 2016 he was a personal instructor to Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for their roles in La La Land, as well as the assistant ballroom choreographer to Mandy Moore.

"After leaving New Zealand 14 years ago to follow my dreams in dance and entertainment, I'm honoured and humbled to be asked to return to my home and be a judge on Dancing with the Stars NZ!" he says. 

White previously appeared on Dancing with the Stars in New Zealand as Josh Kronfeld's dance partner in 2009, where the duo placed third.  She's a two-time NZ professional Latin champion, and is currently ranked the fifth top female dance teacher in the US by the Dancesport World Series.

"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 White. 

"I'm thrilled to be able to share my enormous passion for dance and return to Dancing with the Stars!"

Dancing with the Stars 2018, hosted by Dai Henwood and Sharyn Casey, will be airing on Three later this year.




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