Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, model, and television host born on May 3, 1984. She is most known for being a professional dancer on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first female professional to win the competition and the first professional to win the show twice in a row. She's been a member of 23 seasons so far. On the NBC show I Can Do That, she came in second place. In 2017, she took over as Abby Lee Miller's replacement on Dance Moms.

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She was born to her parents, Sherri and Stephen Burke. She has a very beautiful and unique look because her racial origin is mixed. Her father is of Russian and Irish descent, while her mother is of Filipino descent. She has a sister named Nicole and a stepsister named Mandy.

Cheryl was very active and has loved to dance ever since the early days of her childhood. When she was 4, she started to take ballet lessons. After gaining some experience, her parents decided to enroll her in ballroom dancing classes. Little did they know that those classes would make their little girl a future dancing phenomenon.

Dancing With the Stars

On the second season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, she partnered with 98 Degree's lead singer member Drew Lachey. 98 Degrees was a famous boy band that had many pop hits during their run on top. When Drew appeared on the show, he was no longer that popular, but that changed when Cheryl gave him the magic touch. With her talent and leadership, the duo won the championship by the end of the season. Viewers of the show could keep the contestants they felt were worthy on the show by voting. Cheryl and Drew's performances were impressive and pushed them to win the voters' respect and admiration throughout the whole season.

Like a sports champion, Cheryl would go back to back in the third season of Dancing With The Stars. This time, she partnered with NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. In her first championship season, she had good chemistry with Drew because he had dancing experience in a boy band. Some people expected that she would carry a heavier load with Emmitt because he was a big and strong football player. Emmitt surprised the national audience, but football fans were not surprised because they knew the former All-Pro running break had fancy footwork for playing days on the field.

On March 19, 2007, Cheryl participated in the fourth season of Dancing With The Stars and partnered with a formerly famous actor, Ian Ziering. Ian was a cast member of the popular adult drama Beverly Hills 90210. Unfortunately, Cheryl's skills were not enough to lift the duo to a championship, and Cheryl was dealt with her first-ever elimination on the show.

After some lackluster partners in seasons 5 and 6, Cheryl approached season 7 of Dancing With The Stars with some championship hopes. Her new partner was former Olympic athlete Maurice Greene. Cheryl hoped to recapture her magic with Emmitt Smith from season 2, but they were eliminated during week eight and finished in the 5th season.

Season 25 of Dancing With The Stars marked Cheryl's 20th appearance on the show. She had so many seasons on her resume because the producers and fans of the show loved her looks and talent. Her new partner was from NFL star Terrell Owens. Owens had a reputation for being hard to deal with during his playing days, but Cheryl could still drag him to a 6th place finish.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 3 May, 1984
Age: 35 yrs
Occupations: Choreographer
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: San Francisco
Gender: Female
Description: American dancer
Net Worth 2021: 450 thousand
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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