Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, model, and television 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 23 seasons.
Cheryl Burke Biography
|Full Name||Cheryl Burke|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Cheryl Burke|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||3 May 1984|
|Age/How Old:||37 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’4”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 55 kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Stephan Burke
Mother – Sherri Burke
|School:||Menlo-Atherton High School|
|Social media Accounts:||Instagram and YouTube|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Matthew Lawrence (m. 2019-2022)|
|Profession:||Dancer, model, television host|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
Cheryl Burke Net Worth
|Cheryl Burke Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 3, 1984 (38 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Burke was born on May 3, 1984 in San Mateo County, California. Her parents are Stephen Burke and Sherri Bautista and she has a sister named Nicole as well as a step-sister named Mandy. Beginning at the age of 4, Burke trained in ballet. However, she lost interest as she grew older and instead began training in ballroom dancing at age 11. She focused primarily on learning the Latin styles of ballroom dance and was participating in international competitions within a few years. She attended Menlo-Atherton High School and graduated in 2002.
Burke’s book, “Dancing Lessons,” was released in 2011 and chronicled her life. In the book, she talks of being abused by a handyman when she was five years old. Gerry Depaula was sentenced to 24 years in jail after she testified against him when she was six years old. He was released in 2008, and Burke has stated that she is still afraid of him. Burke initially met Matthew Lawrence in 2006 while Joey Lawrence was competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” Lawrence and Burke began dating in 2007. Lawrence proposed to Burke on her 34th birthday, in 2018. The couple married in San Diego, California, in 2019.
Cheryl Burke divorced her husband for what reason?
The papers said that the couple split due to irreconcilable disagreements and revealed that they signed a prenuptial agreement. Burke revealed last week that she was “attempting to feel my feelings for the first time” in an Instagram video captioned, “I wanted to take a minute to talk about what’s been going on lately.
Cheryl Burke has not shared much about her early years, nor has she shared any details about her education. However, we do know that she has completed her high school studies at Menlo-Atherton High school. She also started her dancing career at a very young age.
Honors and Awards
She has an extensive list of accomplishments and honors in her career. Cheryl Burke won the World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Championship in 2005, which was the pinnacle of her great professional career. In 2006, Cheryl earned a PrimeTime Emmy Award for choreography. The 7th Annual Filipino Library Gala presented her with the Role Model Award in 2007. The following year, she was named Asia’s Favorite Television Personality by Asian Excellence Awards.
Burke continued to compete in international contests after graduating from high school. All of her efforts paid off in 2005 when she was crowned World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion, San Francisco Latin Champion, and Ohio State Ball Rising Star Latin Champion.
The following year, she was discovered by an ABC talent scout and cast on the network’s dancing reality show “Dancing with the Stars.” She made her on-screen debut as a dancer during the show’s second season. She was initially paired with Drew Lachey, a celebrity. The couple collaborated extremely effectively and ultimately won the tournament. She was paired with former NFL player Emmitt Smith for the following season, season three. Burke and Smith once again stunned both the judges and the crowd with their routines and earned the season’s top slot. Burke and her partners did not perform as well in the fourth and fifth seasons, respectively, when she was paired with Ian Ziering and Wayne Newton, however, she stayed in the top 10.
Burke also appeared on the “Dancing with the Stars” live tour, which toured 38 cities in 2006 and 2007. She returned to tour in the summer of 2007 and also took part in the winter tour that spanned from late 2007 to early 2008. She danced on all of their tours with their original partner, Drew Lachey.
Burke was paired with Christian de la Fuente, Maurice Green, Gilles Marini, and Tom DeLay from seasons six through nine. Her season with DeLay was cut short due to DeLay’s foot fractures. The next season, in season 10, she was paired with Chad Ochocinco, and the pair finished fourth. She was then teamed with Rick Fox and Chris Jericho but was eliminated in the top five. She came close to winning the game once more in season 13 when she teamed up with Rob Kardashian, though the two ultimately finished second. The following season, she finished third with partner William Levy.
Burke reunited with former partner Emmitt Smith during the All-Star season of season 15. They lost in the semi-finals. In season 16, she collaborated with comedian D.L Hughley, and in season 17, with Jack Osbourne. Burker was particularly inspired by working with Osbourne because he suffers from multiple sclerosis. The duo came in third place. She competed against Drew Carey and subsequently Antonio Sebato Jr. in seasons 18 and 19, before announcing her departure from the competition to pursue other endeavours.
Burke was subsequently reintroduced to the show in season 23 to collaborate with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. She took a break during season 24 and then returned in season 25, where she danced with Terrell Owens. Burke took another season off but returned in season 27 to pair with Juan Pablo Di Pace. The couple were overwhelming favorites to win after earning five perfect scores but were ousted in the semi-finals.
Burke danced with Ray Lewis in season 28, albeit their season was cut short due to Lewis’ ruptured tendon in his foot. In season 29, she worked with AJ McLean, and in season 30, she worked with Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby.
Burke has also appeared in other television programmes in addition to “Dancing with the Stars.” She appeared on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” as a guest star. Additionally, she appeared in the reality show “I Can Do That.” She took over for Abby Lee Miller on the reality show “Dance Moms” in 2017. Burke has also appeared in advertisements for Sargento Cheese, Depend Silhouette briefs, and Impress nails. Burke was able to raise almost $50,000 through her collaborations with these firms, which she contributed to the non-profit group Dress for Success.