Cheryl Burke is Best Known For Being one of the professional dancers. She has won season 2 and season 3 of the TV show “Dancing With The Stars” and has become the first woman professional to win the show. Cheryl is also the first professional to win the show twice and that too consecutively.
Born Name: Cheryl Stephanie Bautista Burke
Occupation: Professional Dancer, model and TV host
Years active: 1988–present
Born: May 03, 1984, 35 years and 8 months, San Mateo County, San Francisco, California, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 35-27-36 in or 89-68.5-91.5 cm
Bra size: 34B
Burke went Menlo-Atherton High School and graduated in 2002.
Father – have Russian and Irish ancestry
Mother – is Filipino
Siblings – Nicole (Sister), Mandy (Stepsister)
Cheryl Stephanie Burke is an American dancer, model and TV host. She is best known for being one of the professional dancers on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice and consecutively. She has participated in 21 seasons thus far. She came in second on the NBC series I Can Do That. She replaced Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms in 2017.
Dancing with the Stars
Burke won her first championship with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in the second season. She won her second championship with retired football star Emmitt Smith in the third season. Burke returned to the ballroom on March 19, 2007, for Season 4, partnered with actor Ian Ziering. She and Ziering were eliminated in the semifinals on May 15, 2007.
Burke participated in a 38-city Dancing with the Stars tour from December 19, 2006, to February 11, 2007. She also joined the second summer tour, which visited 24 cities between June 20, 2007, in Austin, Texas, and July 24, 2007, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Lachey was her celebrity partner for both tours. Burke competed on season 5 with Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton. They were the third couple eliminated from the competition, on October 9, 2007.
Burke participated with both Lachey and Newton in the Dancing with the Stars winter tour that kicked off December 18, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. The tour wrapped in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 10, 2008. Burke competed on season 6 with actor Cristián de la Fuente. They trained at Palm Beach, Florida’s, Paramount Ballroom. They made it to the finals and on May 20, 2008, placed third.
Burke returned to the show for season 7 with partner Maurice Greene. They were eliminated in Week 8 on November 11, 2008, and finished in fifth place. She returned to the show’s eighth season with actor Gilles Marini. They finished as runners-up, losing to Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas. Burke competed on the ninth season with former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay. On October 6, 2009, they withdrew from the competition because DeLay had stress fractures in both feet.
For Toy Story 3, Burke choreographed the paso doble with Tony Dovolani and did a performance accompanied by the Gipsy Kings live. She also made a fitness video based on Latin dances with Maksim Chmerkovskiy as co-instructors.
In Season 15, Burke returned with former partner and Season 3 Champion, Emmitt Smith for a chance to win another mirrorball trophy. They were eliminated in the semi-finals. For season 16, Burke was partnered with comedian D.L. Hughley. Despite receiving low marks and harsh criticism from the judges, Hughley and Burke made it halfway through the competition.
They were eliminated third in Week 5 of the competition. During Week 8, she danced a Paso Doble with Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff in the trio challenge. For season 17, she was partnered with media personality Jack Osbourne. Osbourne’s struggle with multiple sclerosis was a source of inspiration to Burke. They made it to the finals and ended up receiving third place.
For season 18, she was paired with game show host and actor Drew Carey. They were eliminated on Week 6 and ended in 8th place. For season 19, she was paired with soap star Antonio Sabàto Jr.. The couple was eliminated on Week 7 and finished in 8th place. After Season 19, Burke chose to leave DWTS for some time after her contract expired to pursue other projects.
On August 30, 2016, Burke was revealed to be returning to the show to compete on season 23. She was partnered with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. After a season off, Burke again returned for season 25, her 20th season as a pro. She was paired with former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens and finished in 6th place. After taking another season off, she returned once again for season 27 where she was paired with actor Juan Pablo Di Pace. They were shockingly eliminated in the semi-finals despite earning five perfect scores and holding the highest average of the season.
Burke returned again for season 28 where she was partnered with former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis. However, on week 3, the couple withdrew from the competition due to Lewis suffering a torn tendon in his foot.
Her father is of Irish and Russian descent while her mother is Filipino.
Due to her Asian and Irish ancestry, she has different looks. Thus, making her distinct.
imPRESS Press-On Manicure (2013)
First TV Show
She debuted with “Dancing With The Stars” in February 2006 via season 2, which she won. She was partnered with Drew Lachey.
She tries to make sure her metabolism is burning throughout the day. She likes to do cross training and Plyometrics (to make the muscles exert maximum pressure in limited time). She has a personal trainer with whom she does exercises three times a week. In other days, she just treadmills her way to fitness.
Regarding diet, she eats three regular small meals and two times snacks. She believes that this kind of diet is right for a dancer like her and snacks keep her full of energy when she gets tired.
Cheryl Burke Favorite Things
Food – Italian
Singer – Drew Lachey
Color – Red
Cheryl Burke Facts
Her family has a dance floor at home.
Cheryl started taking ballet lessons at age 4.
Her family dances at home as a form of amusement.
After taking ballet lessons, she switched to ballroom dancing.
She had released her autobiography “Dancing Lessons” in 2011.
In April 2008, she opened her first dance studio.
Burke has her own sportswear line, which she created in 2009.
Cheryl raised money by doing promotions for companies like Sargento Cheese, Depende Silhouette briefs, and Impress Nails.
In 2007, during the 7th Annual Filipino/American Library Gala, she won the Role Model Award.
In 2008, she had also become the favorite TV personality by winning the Asian Excellence’s Viewer’s Choice Award.
She had judged for the Miss American Pageant.