WOW! Simone Biles to Partner With ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Choreographer for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/14/2021, 7:34 AM EDT
Simone Biles competes on the floor at the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson


Simone Biles appeared in the 24th season of Dancing with the Stars. She came fourth with her choreographer, Sasha Farber. Now as Tokyo Olympics 2021 near, Biles has teamed up with Farber again to choreograph her floor exercise routine for the mega event.

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Simone Biles of the United States competes during the Women’s Floor Final at Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Back in 2017, after Biles had won four gold medals at Rio Olympics 2016, she participated in the famous dance reality show. She came fourth in the season and back then even spoke about choreographing her floor routine with Farber for the Olympics. And now that has become a reality.

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“Usually, I have a different choreographer, but this year I feel like we needed to be a little bit different — spice it up. Even whenever I worked with Sasha on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ we always said, ‘Oh my gosh, if we could do a floor routine, how cool would that be?'” Biles said.

Biles chose Farber to choreograph her floor routine because it gives her more autonomy over her style and preference. She is the greatest gymnast in history and hence with Farber, she is able to have autonomy over her routine.

Sasha Farber lauds Simone Biles’ dancing skills

Farber knew from the moment he worked with Biles at Dancing with the Stars that she had a dancing bone. No one has tapped into her dancing potential and that is what he will try in Tokyo Olympics 202o, to mix things and showcase something brilliant and different.

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“[Biles] moves like a dancer, no one’s just seen that yet. “I’m really excited because she’s really moving now. To be where she is already, I can’t wait to see what it’s like in months to come. There’s a very sassy side to Simone that I’m really excited for people to see,” Farber said.

Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs with her gold medal. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see what Farber and Biles show at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Biles is defending four gold medals in Tokyo with floor exercise being one. Will Biles repeat her heroics from 2016?

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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