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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,

Tanning with the Stars

With the Stars

Does the color on the your TV set need to be adjusted -- or are stars turning a darker shade of orange?It's no secret that some serious spray-tanning has been taking place offstage. The makeup… READ MORE >

Hottest Videos -- Week of 05/06

Hottest Videos
Week of 05/06

Paris went to see a new lawyer this week. We don't think it went so well. She was sobbing on the way out. While Joey Fatone feels bad for Paris, Cheryl Burke had a few choice words for the DUI… READ MORE >

- 3193 days ago
Burke Birthdays with the Stars

Burke Birthdays with the Stars

Cheryl Burke celebrated her 23rd birthday-- with all her "Dancing with the Stars" peeps in tow. Though her actual b-day isn't until the 3rd, Burke partied last night at Parc with cast members of… READ MORE >

- 3203 days ago
Ripa Rips Aiken a New One: Don't Hush Me, Dork!

Rips Aiken a New One: Don't Hush Me, Dork!

Snippy Clay Aiken co-hosted Friday's "Live With Regis and Kelly," and Miss Ripa was clearly unhappy with the moptop Idol contestant's attitude. The road got rocky when they played a clip of Kelly… READ MORE >

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Where Is Young Hollywood?

Where Is Young Hollywood?

The TMZ team was all over the place this past weekend scoping out all the hotspots to bring you another, much older edition of Star Catcher.Our weekend started of with a bang as we were on our way… READ MORE >

- 3393 days ago
Cheryl Burke -- Sings & Dances, But Won't Kiss

Cheryl Burke -- Sings & Dances, But Won't Kiss

Sara Evans isn't the only "Dancing" star with her back against a wall.Cheryl Burke, Emmitt Smith's "Dancing" partner, seemed to be having a real blast as she flirtatiously stood outside new… READ MORE >

- 3396 days ago
The Luscious Look of Love

The Luscious Look of Love

TMZ's Josh Levine- or as we like to call him #5 this year on Details Power List- was at it again on Tuesday night, bringing you yet another celeb-filled Star Catcher.We were outside Hollywood… READ MORE >

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'Dancing' Fever

'Dancing' Fever

April 14, 2006 12:10AM ET 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Lisa Rinna, her partner Louis van Amstel, and winner Cheryl Burke all burned up the floor at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and let… READ MORE >

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