February 23, 2015
'DWTS' Rumor Patrol: Who Is Mark Ballas' Partner For Season 20?

Mark Ballas is back for the Dancing With the Stars 2015 spring season and fans are dying to know who his partner will be. The DWTS Season 20 cast will officially be announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America, but the show is having a bit of fun with fans in the meantime. The latest tease, showing Mark with his partner, is whipping fans into a bit of a frenzy.

The show teased fans with an Instagram picture of Mark Ballas standing next to his partner. However, his partner has her long, blonde hair draped over her face. Just who is the gal standing next to him? Dancing With the Stars fans have their guesses, but are they right?

So far it seems the most popular guess is that Ballas' DWTS partner is Willow Shields. Willow plays Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games series. It is easy to see why fans are guessing Shields based on the look in the photo. However, there's one significant potential challenge: she's just 14-years-old.

While DWTS has had some young celebrities dance over the seasons, such as Sadie Robertson, Shawn Johnson and Zendaya, they've all been at least 16-years-old. To see the show drop to 14, which would be really young for this show, seems like too much of a stretch to many fans.

What makes Dancing With the Stars fans think this is Shields? The hair does look similar, but many are focusing on what seem to be a couple of freckles or moles on Willow's arm. There are DWTS fans who have done side-by-side comparisons between Ballas' partner picture and other photos of Willow, and a lot of fans think it's a definite match.

Could 'Hunger Games' star Willow Shields be doing 'Dancing With the Stars'?

If Mark's DWTS partner isn't Willow Shields, who could it be? It's been rumored for a bit that Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley might be dancing, and some over at PureDWTS think that with extensions the gal in the picture could be Savannah. Other guesses include Sasha Pieterse of Pretty Little Liars, Sabrina Carpenter of Girl Meets World, or even Jennette McCurdy, Bella Thorne or Amanda Seyfried. Long-time DWTS fans would likely agree that the last few ideas seem less likely, as none of them seem like quite the right match for one reason or another.

If indeed somehow Mark Ballas' partner for Dancing With the Stars 2015 spring season is Willow Shields, it looks like a lot of young fans will be pretty excited. If the show were to bring on someone that young, it does make sense that she'd be paired with Mark as he does typically work well with the younger contestants.

The rumors are running rampant, with many seeing plenty of signs now pointing to Bachelor Chris Soules, as well as football player Michael Sam dancing and Rumer Willis apparently in as well. Could Willow Shields, Savannah Chrisley or someone else in that younger age range be dancing when the new season starts in March? Fans will find out Tuesday morning when the Dancing With the Stars 2015 spring cast is announced on GMA.

[Image via Dancing With the Stars Instagram page,Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images]