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Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Stephanie Bautista Burke (born May 3, 1984) is a professional dancer. 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. Burke grew up in Atherton, California. Her father is of Irish and Russian descent and her mother is Filipino. Her family dances for recreation and has a dance floor at home. At age four, she began taking ballet lessons and performing locally. She then began ballroom dancing and decided to change her focus. She trained in both standard ballroom and Latin dances. She began competing at age 13. Cheryl attended Menlo-Atherton High School, graduated in 2002. In fall of 2007 Cheryl was awarded the key to the city from the mayor of Atherton at her old high school. 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. Cheryl returned to the ballroom on March 19, 2007 for Season 4, partnered with actor Ian Ziering. She and Ziering were eliminated in the semi-finals on May 15,

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'Dance Moms' Cast Welcomes New Host Cheryl Burke, Throws Major Shade at Abby Lee Miller (VIDEO)

'Dance Moms' Cast
Welcome Aboard, Cheryl Burke! ... Oh, Screw Abby BTW

The moms of "Dance Moms" are absolutely thrilled with their new host, Cheryl Burke, and equally excited to throw dirt on Abby Lee Miller's metaphorical grave. The longtime "Dancing with the… READ MORE >

Cheryl Burke -- Sorry for Suicide Crack ... Not Sorry for Ripping Ian Ziering

Cheryl Burke
Sorry for Suicide Crack ... Not Sorry for Ripping Ian

Cheryl Burke regrets telling the world Ian Ziering annoyed her so much she wanted to slit her wrists. Burke's backtracking on comments she made on the "Allegedly" podcast Saturday where she… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Cheryl Burke -- 'DWTS' Partner Ian Ziering ... 'Made Me Want To Slit My Wrists'

Cheryl Burke
'DWTS' Partner Ian Ziering 'Made Me Want To Slit My Wrists'

Cheryl Burke's got a deep-seated hatred for her former "Dancing With the Stars" partner Ian Ziering. Burke revealed being around Ziering 24/7 drove her so nuts it made her "want to slit [her]… READ MORE >

- 374 days ago
'DWTS' Star Cheryl Burke -- I'm Not Dying

'DWTS' Star Cheryl Burke
I'm Not Dying

"Dancing with the Stars" star Cheryl Burke looks dramatically different these days ... but she says she's NOT deathly ill ... hasn't had plastic surgery ... and she's pissed at all the trash… READ MORE >

- 1020 days ago
Audrina Patridge & Cheryl Burke -- Screw 'Dancing' ... IT'S BIKINI TIME!!!

Audrina & Cheryl Burke
Screw 'Dancing' ... IT'S BIKINI TIME!!!

"Dancing" does a body good ... and Audrina Patridge and Cheryl Burke are the proof. The ladies are both in Hawaii (on separate vacations) ... flaunting their incredible "Dancing with the Stars"… READ MORE >

- 1219 days ago
Tiffani Thiessen -- I'm DROPPING Instagram Over 'Ridiculous' New Terms

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I'm DROPPING Instagram Over 'Ridiculous' New Terms

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- 1589 days ago
Rob Kardashian -- I'm Going to Win "Dancing With the Stars!"

Rob Kardashian
I'm Going to Win 'DWTS'

Rob Kardashian is like one of Pavlov's dogs ... a little praise from "Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba has him thinking he's got a shot to win the whole competition.After Rob danced… READ MORE >

- 2034 days ago
Rob Kardashian -- No Time for 'Dancing With the Stars' Rehearsals

Rob Kardashian
Time for Trash Talk No Time for 'DWTS' Rehearsal

Rob Kardashian has a nasty case of pre-dance jitters -- and it's starting to piss off his "Dancing with the Stars" partner. Sources close to the show tell us Rob is very nervous and has refused to… READ MORE >

- 2059 days ago
Mark Ballas & Cheryl Burke -- Nightclub DOMINATION

Mark Ballas & Cheryl Burke -- Nightclub DOMINATION

"Dancing With the Stars" pros Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke went to a nightclub at Harrah's in Jersey this weekend ... and destroyed it with an impromptu salsa dance. Showoffs ...  READ MORE >

- 2129 days ago
Cheryl Burke -- The Graphic Airport Grope

Cheryl Burke -- The Graphic Airport Grope

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke just tweeted about inadvertently two-stepping with a TSA agent's jazz hands today.That's almost as humiliating as when she had to tango with Tom DeLay. READ MORE >

- 2289 days ago