|Birth Date||January 1, 1987|
|Hometown||Royal Oak, Michigan|
|Known For||Olympic Ice Dancer|
|Highest Score|| 30 (Tango, Jive, Viennese Waltz,|
Argentine Tango, Freestyle & Fusion)
|Lowest Score||24 (Cha-Cha-Cha)|
Originally retrieved from abc.com
Paired in 1997, Meryl Davis and her partner Charlie White are the longest-running ice dancing partnership in the history of United States figure skating. As a child, Davis wished to glide atop the frozen surface of the Michigan Lake adjacent to her home, so learning to ice skate at the age of five was a natural choice. They are 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalists and 2011 & 2013 World Champions. Davis and White are also six-time (2009-2014) U.S. Champions, and five-time (2001-2013) Grand Prix Final Champions. Led by one of the most successful coaching teams in the world, she and White have steadily climbed the ranks of the U.S. and international ice dancing world. In 2006, they made their senior debut on the Grand Prix Series. They dominated the international skating scene this season, standing atop the podium at all six competitions they entered. By winning the 2013 World Championships, the team made figure skating history, becoming the only U.S. ice dancing team to ever win two World titles. The second title cemented their place in figure skating history and positioned them as the team to beat at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
When not on the ice Davis enjoys reading, traveling and learning about other cultures. She studied at the University of Michigan.
Dancing with the Stars 18Edit
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "All Night"||8||8||8||No Elimination|
|2||Swing / "Big and Bad"||8||9||8||Safe|
|3||Foxtrot / "All of Me"||10||9/101||10||Safe|
|42||Argentine Tango / "Too Close"||10||9/103||10||No Elimination|
|5||Samba / "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)"||9||9/94||9||Safe|
|6||Tango / "Feel So Close"||10||105/10||10||Safe|
|7||Salsa / "Adrenalina"|
Team Freestyle / "Livin' la Vida Loca"
|8||Rumba / "Read All About It (Pt. III)"|
Dance Duel / "I Luh Ya Papi"
|Jive / "Hound Dog"|
Viennese Waltz / "Just a Fool"
|Last to be Called Safe|
|Argentine Tango / "Montserrat" |
Freestyle / "Latch"
Foxtrot & Cha-Cha-Cha fusion / "Glowing"
1Score given by guest judge Robin Roberts.
2For this week only, as part of the "Partner Switch-Up" week, Davis did not perform with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and instead performed with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
3Score given by guest judge Julianne Hough.
4Score given by guest judge Donny Osmond.
5Score given by guest judge Redfoo.
6Score given by guest judge Ricky Martin.
7Score given by guest judge Abby Lee Miller.
8Score given by guest judge Kenny Ortega.
- Meryl was one of three Olympic athletes to compete in season 18, the others being Amy Purdy and Charlie White.
- Meryl holds the record for highest overall cumulative average at 28.4.
- Meryl tied Jennifer Grey's record of most perfect 30s received in a single season, with 6.
- On July 13, 2017, she became engaged to former figure skater Fedor Andreev, whom she had been dating for over six years.