These Are The Internet's Favorite DWTS Pros

The professional dancers on "Dancing With the Stars" have become celebrities in their own right. Not only do they teach their famous partners how to dance, but they also choreograph their weekly routines. Over the years, "DWTS" viewers have come to pick and choose their favorite dancers, which may even sway their votes. Per Gold Derby, Derek Hough has nabbed more "DWTS" titles than any other professional dancer on the show, winning six times with partners Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley, and Bindi Irwin.

Other fan-favorite pro dancers have also taken home championships. According to Gold Derby, Mark Ballas won the Mirror Ball Trophy twice with partners Kristi Yamaguchi and Shawn Johnson during his run on the show. Likewise, Cheryl Burke has won twice: once with Drew Lachey, and another time with former NFL star Emmitt Smith. Per Us Weekly, Burke has also appeared on more seasons of the reality dance competition than any other pro dancer. That said, winning the Mirror Ball Trophy doesn't automatically make you a favorite among viewers ... so, what does? 

Fans reveal their favorite DWTS pros

According to Screen Rant, the most successful pro dancers on "Dancing With the Stars" are great teachers who foster strong connections with their partners. This is also what makes them viewers' favorite dancers to watch, and many fans have taken to Reddit to share their feelings. (Some of the members on this list may even surprise you!) Lindsay Arnold, who won a Mirror Ball Trophy with partner Jordan Fisher in Season 25, ranks among the top ten favorites. Both Sharna Burgess, who was crowned champion in Season 27 with partner Bobby Jones, and Alan Bersten, who won Season 28 with Hannah Brown, also made the list.

Per Screen Rant, Val Chmerkovskiy, who has taken home two championships with partners Laurie Hernandez and Rumer Willis, is another one of viewers' favorite dancers. Former pros Karina Smirnoff and Mark Ballas, who danced in the early years of the show, also ranked highly — but at the end of the day, it was dancing siblings Julianne and Derek Hough who nabbed the top spot as viewers' favorite pros on "DWTS." One Reddit user called Derek "one of the best teachers on 'DWTS,'" while another wrote that Julianne "will always be my all-time favorite pro." In fact, fans love Derek and Julianne so much that they've also held seats at the judges' panel following their exits from the show.