Dancing with the Stars: Cheryl Burke

Born Cheryl Bautista Burke, the 26-year-old professional dancer was raised in Atherton, California. Of Pilipina, Russian and Irish descent, her family had a dance floor at home. She began with ballet lessons at 4 years of age and began taking standard ballroom and Latin. She was 13 when she began competing.

Burke along with fellow DWTS pros Louis van Amstel, Ashly DelGrosso and Lacey Schwimmer was featured on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” a Disney Channel series.

Her dancing achievements include:

  • 2005 World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion
  • 2005 San Francisco Latin Champion
  • 2005 Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion

In 2008, Burke opened the first Cheryl Burke Dance studio in San Francisco at what had been the Metronome Ballroom. She soon opened two others, one in Sunnyvale and another in Laguna Niguel.

AGE: 26

BIRTH DATE: 3 May 1984 (Aries)

FORMER PARTNERS:

  • Drew Lachey (Season 2)-Won
  • Emmitt Smith (Season 3)- Won
  • Ian Ziering (Season 4)
  • Wayne Newton (Season 5)
  • Cristian de la Fuente (Season 6)
  • Maurice Green (Season 7)
  • Gilles Marini (Season 8 )
  • Tom DeLay (Season 9)
  • Chad Ochocinco (Season 10)

CURRENT PARTNER: Rick Fox

Website: www.StrictlyCheryl.com

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on September 20, 2010, in Cheryl Burke, Professional Dancers, Rick Fox, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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