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Cheryl Burke Biography

Birth Name:
Cheryl Bautista Burke
Birth Place:
California, United States
Dancer, choreographer, reality cast member

Fast Facts

  • Of Filipino, Irish and Russian descent
  • Started ballet classes at age 4 and took up ballroom dancing when she was 11
  • Won the Dancing With the Stars competition in both the show's second and third seasons, first with singer Drew Lachey, then with former NFL running back Emmitt Smith
  • Frequently makes it to the finals on DWTS, including in Season 6 (with actor Cristián de la Fuente) and Season 8 (with actor Gilles Marini)
  • Made her TV acting debut in a 2006 episode of the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • Opened her first dance studio in April 2008 in San Francisco, and in 2009, created the Cheryl Burke Collection, a line of activewear