But will he keep his green hair?

Cheryl Burke tells People magazine that she is enjoying her Dancing with the Stars rehearsals with Ryan Lochte. ” I’ve been paired with Olympian Ryan Lochte and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve worked with athletes like Chad Ochocinco and Emmitt Smith in the past and I’ve always been impressed by their work ethic – and Ryan is no different. He shows up on time, ready to work, takes constructive criticism well and wants to keep practicing until he’s perfect. With everything going on in his life right now, there is a lot on his mind. I’m really glad that I can be there now as a distraction. The show has given him something else to focus on: getting ready to dance in front of millions of people. I think this opportunity came at the perfect time for him. He’s a competitor and loves competition and I think it’s great that he has a new goal to tackle. I can’t wait to get out there and help him become the best dancer he can be.”