Nastia & Derek voted off

Since week #1 I’ve assumed Nastia would win DWTS 2015. It was not to be. :-(

… Olympian Nastia Liukin and five-time mirror ball champion Derek Hough were voted off “Dancing With the Stars” tonight, just one week shy of the season 20 finale. …

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2015: Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough Cut in Season 20 Semifinals

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Nastia & Derek’s Waltz

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Misty Copeland on 60 Minutes

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One of Time Magazine‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2015.

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Nastia, Sasha & Derek – Jive

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Nastia & Sasha – Charleston

Derek’s injured. Nastia danced with a new partner, Sasha Farber.

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related – Nastia Liukin Nabs Highest Score With Subway Ride-Themed Dance On Dancing With The Stars

Ballet star – Misty Copeland

Nadia:

… When I competed in the 1976 Olympics, no one thought that a 14-year-old from a place people couldn’t find on a map could contend.

Misty proves that success is not about how you grow up or the color of your skin. Her story—of overcoming personal and physical challenges to become a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre—is the story of someone who followed her dreams and refused to give up. In that way, she is a model for all young girls. …

TIME – 100 Most Influential People – Misty Copeland

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via @BartConner

Nastia & Derek – Tango

Week 6 (4-20-15)

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Nastia and Derek advance to week seven on Dancing with the Stars