Claim: Outside Choreographers Used On Dancing
The gossip website TMZ claimed Wednesday that most performances on Dancing With the Stars are not choreographed by the professional dancers who appear -- especially those of the "younger, less experienced" pros. The website cited "unimpeachable" sources as saying that many of the routines are actually arranged by outside choreographers. "The show makes it appear as if the professional partners create all the moves for the celeb contestants -- but that's just not the case. All that rehearsal video i s a little deceptive," TMZ said. The website claimed that dancer Cheryl Burke's numbers are actually the creation of choreographer Wendy Johnson. A spokesperson for Burke, however, denied the claim. ABC said dancers on the show are not barred from seeking outs ide help.