Edward Villella Returns to "Shall We Dance on Ice"

March 1, 2015

Edward Villella, a former dancer with New York City Ballet and one of the most celebrated American danseurs (not to mention the former artistic director of Miami City Ballet), is returning as co-artistic director of “Shall We Dance on Ice”—a show that features both ballroom and ice dancing. Villella has been choreographing for ice dancing, of late, so he seems like the right guy to bring a critical eye to the show.

“Shall We Dance on Ice” will feature several champion ice dancers, including everyone’s favorite from Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars.” That’s right, Season 18 winner Meryl Davis and skating partner Charlie White (the two also happen to be the first Americans to win a gold medal in ice dancing…nbd) will appear on the show, along with fellow Olympic ice dancing champions Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat and a host of other top skaters from around the world.

Of course, Meryl has proved her chops on the ballroom dance floor, too. Here’s hoping she’ll join her former “DWTS” partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and our friend Chelsie Hightower, along with the other dancers appearing on the show.

Tune in to ABC on Saturday, March 7, at 4:00pm EST to catch the action.