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Carlos PenaVega shot to fame and cult status after starring on the highly successful Nickelodeon musical comedy Big Time Rush as Carlos Garcia, which also took to the road and toured with the ensemble cast around the globe. Recently, Carlos starred as "Oscar Vasquez" in Lions Gate Films/Pantelion Films feature, Spare Parts alongside George Lopez, and Marisa Tomei and it has recently been announced that Carlos will next be seen starring in the highly anticipated live for TV remake of the American-Classic Musical Grease in Grease: Live as "Kenickie" opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens.
Last year, Carlos also starred in 2014's Nickelodeon's Ryan Seacrest-backed competition series Webheads. On the film front, Carlos recently starred alongside Kate Bosworth, Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker and Kyle Gallner in the indie drama Little Birds.
Having studied musical theater at the Boston Conservatory, Carlos recently released his first solo single in Spanish, Electrico, which charted in the Top 10 on the Latin iTunes songs charts.
Reigning Mirrorball Champion with celebrity partner, Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney was born and raised in a small town called American Fork, Utah. She started her dancing career at the age of three. Being trained in many different dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Latin and Standard Ballroom, she has competed and performed all over the world.
At the age of 18, Witney made top six (top three girls) on So You Think You Can Dance season nine. She then joined ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Pro Troupe Team, where she performed and choreographed every week for two seasons. In 2014, Witney was promoted to a Pro dancer and was paired with partner Cody Simpson.
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