Cheryl Burke Biography
Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, model and television host. Burke is popular as a professional dancer on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Before, she was the first female pro to win the show two times in a row. He was born and raised in San Francisco, California, United States.
Cheryl attended a traditional elementary school and then graduated from ‘Menlo-Atherton High School’ in 2002. Burke began her ballet training at the age of 4. However, after a few years, her mother realized that Burke was no longer interested in ballet. So he took her to a ballroom when she was 10 years old. Burke was amazed after watching the dance form and decided to learn. At the age of 13, she started participating in international ballroom dance competitions.
Burke was discovered by an ABC talent agency while competing in a pageant in 2005 alongside her ex-boyfriend Jose DeCamps. She then competed on the network’s reality dance series Dancing with the Stars as a result (DWTS). In the same year, Burke won the “World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion”, the “San Francisco Latin Champion” and the “Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion”.
Burke began her career in 2006, making her television debut as ‘Shannon’, a nurse, in an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’, titled ‘Loosely Ballroom’. She then appeared as a dancer on Smallville. In addition, it received two Primetime Emmy nominations in 2006, one for “Outstanding Choreography” and the other for “Variety/Music Program and Special.” Similarly, Burke won her first mirror ball trophy with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in season two. In 2007, it returned for season 4 with actor Ian Ziering. However, they were eliminated in the semi-final that same year.
In addition, Burke opened her first dance studio in San Francisco and also released her choreography workout DVDs, a series of fitness DVDs on the “DWTS” series. She previously finished as the competition’s second runner-up with her DWTS Season 6 partner, actor Cristián de la Fuente. She also received the “Viewer’s Choice Award” for “Favorite TV Personality” at the “Asian Excellence Awards” that year.
Throughout her career, her biggest achievement was when she won the competition twice on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Cheryl is a well-known motivational speaker and has given many body positivity talks inspired by her own personal experiences. Likewise, she has been featured in commercials for Sargento Cheese, Depend Silhouette briefs, and Impress Nails.
Burke has worked with many professionals and actors who are famous in the US in various ways. He teamed up with Tony Dovolani in the dance and ballroom music group ‘Gipsy Kings’ for a live performance for the 2010 animated film ‘Toy Story 3’. A series of Latin dance-inspired fitness videos featuring ballroom champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been released. She also gives presentations on self-esteem and positive body image at schools, women’s conferences, and medical conferences.
In addition, he returned again for the 28th season where he teamed up with former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis. However, in week 3, the pair withdrew from the competition due to Lewis suffering a torn tendon in his leg. For the 29th season, he teamed up with Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean, finishing in seventh place. On September 8, 2021, it was announced that Burke would team up with Cody Rigsby for the 30th season of DWTS. Cheryl teamed up with Good Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion for the 31st season. Recently, it was announced that Burke would be leaving the show as a professional dancer after the season 31 finale.
The Cheryl Burke era
Cheryl is 38 years old as of 2023. She was born on May 3, 1984, in San Francisco, California, United States. Moreover, she celebrates her birthday on May 3 every year.
Spouse Cheryl Burke
Burke is currently single, but was early married to Matthew Lawrence. However, during this period of marriage, the couple had no children.
Cheryl Burke divorce
She was married to her longtime boyfriend Matthew Lawrence. The two first met in 2006 when Lawrence’s brother Joey was cast on DWTS. They started dating in 2007 until Lawrence proposed to her on May 3, 2018. The lovebird tied the knot on May 23, 2019, in San Diego, California. However, Burke filed for divorce in February 2022 and it was finalized in September 2022. She previously dated NHL player Joffrey Lupul in 2012.
Cheryl Burke Family
Burke was born and raised in San Francisco to Stephen and Sherrie Burke. He grew up with a sister, Nicole, and a stepsister, Maddie. More information about her parents and their occupation is not yet known.
Cheryl Burke Net Worth
Cheryl has an estimated net worth between $3 million and $5 million. Her main source of income is her career as a dancer, model and TV presenter.