Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) is one of the most entertaining shows on television. There have been lots of participants over the 30+ seasons, but one of the most unique and interesting was Nyle DiMarco.
Born deaf, Nyle was raised in Maryland in a family of deaf individuals and is a native signer of American Sign Language. He has since become a national spokesperson for the deaf community, advocating for increased accessibility and equal opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. He has been featured in several major campaigns and works with organizations such as the National Deaf Center and the National Association of the Deaf. DiMarco has also starred in the remake of the classic movie Switched at Birth, which highlights the experiences of the deaf community.
On DWTS, Nyle used sign language to communicate with his dance partner, Peta Murgatroyd. But you would hardly know it–Nyle and Peta moved as if they could both not only hear but feel the music down to their souls.
Nyle and Peta were crowned the winners of their season of DWTS after they danced a nearly flawless Tango/Chacha to “Summer” by Calvin Harris on the finale. The most touching part was what judge Carrie-Ann Inaba did for Nyle at the end–speaking to him in his own language.
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