~~April 5, 2016~~
DANCING WITH THE STARS
“Most Memorable Year”
Dear friends, readers and followers, DWTS has returned to TV.
This is one of my favorite shows.
There are several interesting competitors in this season.
One of my favorites is Nyle DiMarco.
If you haven’t been following this participant, it’s interesting to note that Nyle is completely deaf. Peta has been creating choreography for him using specific signals, the sense of touch and visual cues.
It’s remarkable to see this handsome, young man dancing as well as he’s done so far.
Nyle DiMarco and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd do a tango together on week three of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, April 4.
The pair did a tango to “Verge” by Owl City and Aloe Blacc during the Most Memorable Year week on the show.
Overall, Nyle and Peta received a score of 25 points out of 30 from the judging panel. It was the top score of the night!
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Dancing with the Stars
Their routine got them a standing ovation on the “Most Memorable Year”-themed show. Watch the video below.
DiMarco said the most memorable year was 2012, because it was “the year I traveled the world” all by himself, without an interpreter. He noted he comes from a family that’s four generations of deaf people, and “I needed to get away to know myself.” DiMarco added that he’s “not sure where my fearlessness comes from,” but he’s happy that he has it.
Nyle DiMarco (born May 8, 1989) is an American model, actor, and activist.
In 2015, he won the 22nd season of America’s Next Top Model and has so far been the only deaf contestant to ever compete on the show. He is currently a celebrity contestant on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars in 2016.
DiMarco was born in Queens, New York. He comes from a deaf family with his parents, both of his brothers, and his grandparents all born deaf. His parents divorced when he was young and his mother raised the children alone.
He grew up in Frederick, Maryland, and graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in mathematics. DiMarco lives in New York City. American Sign Language (ASL) is his native language and he is also proficient in lip reading and nonverbal communication.
DiMarco does not consider himself to be disabled by deafness and sees his media profile as an opportunity to bring awareness to Deaf culture. He views deafness as an advantage in modeling because he is accustomed to conveying messages without speaking. He also holds the belief that deaf roles should be played by deaf actors.
DiMarco said he is a spokesperson for LEAD-K (Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids). He is a signer and creative collaborator on The ASL App, an app that teaches conversational ASL.
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~~Nyle & Peta’s Tango~~
Dancing with the Stars
~~Published on Apr 4, 2016~~
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd dance the Tango to “Verge” by Owl City ft. Aloe Blacc on Dancing with the Stars’ Season 22 Memorable Year Night!
We ALL are ONE!!