Cheryl Burke

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Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke 2009.jpg
Burke, Beverly Hills, California on October 2009
BornCheryl Stephanie Burke[1]
(1984-05-03) May 3, 1984 (age 29)
San Francisco, California, United States
OccupationDancer
Years active1988–present
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
 
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Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke 2009.jpg
Burke, Beverly Hills, California on October 2009
BornCheryl Stephanie Burke[1]
(1984-05-03) May 3, 1984 (age 29)
San Francisco, California, United States
OccupationDancer
Years active1988–present
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

Cheryl Stephanie Burke (born May 3, 1984) is a professional dancer and model. 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.

Early life[edit]

Burke was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Atherton, California, the daughter of Sherri (Bautista) and Stephen Burke.[2] Her father is of Irish and Russian descent and her mother is Filipina. 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, graduating 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 has one younger sister named Nicole and one stepsister named Mandy.

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

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, 2007.

Burke in 2008

Cheryl 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. Her celebrity partner for both tours was Drew Lachey. Burke competed on Season 5. Her partner was Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton. They were the third couple eliminated from the competition on October 9, 2007.[3]

Burke participated with both Lachey & 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.[4] Cheryl competed on Season 6 and was partnered with actor Cristián de la Fuente. They trained at Palm Beach, Florida's "Paramount Ballroom," which is owned by former U.S. Nine-Dance Champion Alec Lazo.[5] They made it to the finals and on May 20, 2008, Cheryl and Cristián placed 3rd in the Season 6 competition.

The dancer returned to the show for Season 7 with partner Maurice Greene. They were eliminated in Week 8 on November 11, 2008 and came in 5th place. She returned to the show's eighth season, in which she was paired with actor Gilles Marini. They were the runners-up for the season, losing to Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas. On August 17, 2009, it was announced that Burke would compete on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars with partner Tom DeLay (former U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader). On October 6, 2009, Cheryl and DeLay withdrew from the competition because DeLay had stress fractures in both feet.[6]

In season ten she was partnered with Chad Ochocinco. They were eliminated in the semi-finals and came in fourth place. Rick Fox was partnered with Burke in the show's eleventh season. They were voted off in the seventh week of the competition and came in 6th place. For the twelfth Season, she was partnered with wrestler Chris Jericho. They were voted off in the sixth week of the competition. In the thirteenth season, Burke was partnered with reality star Rob Kardashian. They came in second place, losing to J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff. In the fourteenth season, Cheryl Burke was partnered with actor William Levy. The couple made it to the finals and finished in third place.

In Season 15, Burke returns 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 is 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 is 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.

Since her start in the second season of the show, Cheryl has achieved 18 perfect scores and 88 perfect 10s (without counting the marathons and relays). Additional feats include making it into the final stage of the show six times and her nine appearances in the show's semi-final stage. She is the only pro that has gotten all places in the finals at least twice (1st with Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith, 2nd with Gilles Marini and Rob Kardashian, 3rd with Cristian de la Fuente, William Levy and Jack Osbourne.

SeasonPartnerPlace
2 Drew Lachey1st
3 Emmitt Smith1st
4 Ian Ziering4th
5 Wayne Newton 10th
6Cristián de la Fuente3rd
7Maurice Greene5th
8Gilles Marini2nd
9Tom DeLay 13th
10 Chad Ochocinco4th
11 Rick Fox6th
12 Chris Jericho7th
13Rob Kardashian2nd
14William Levy3rd
15 Emmitt Smith4th
16D.L. Hughley9th
17Jack Osbourne3rd

Records[edit]

In her time on Dancing With the Stars, Burke has set, and broken, numerous records in the course of her (so far) 16 seasons. Some of these records include, but are not limited to:

Performances[edit]

Season 2: Celebrity Partner Drew Lachey Average: 27.7 Placed: 1st:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha/ "She Bangs"888Safe
2Quickstep/ "Neutron Dance"999Safe
3Jive/ "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"999Safe
4Paso Doble/ "Thriller"9910Safe
5Samba/ "Dirrty"
Salsa/ "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
6Tango/ "Shut Up"
Viennese Waltz/ "Fallin'"
10
No
10
Scores
10
Given
Safe
7
Semi-finals
Foxtrot/ "It Had to Be You"
Rumba/ "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
9
10
9
9
8
10
Safe
8
Finals
Paso Doble/ "Thriller"
Freestyle/ "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"
Jive/ "Hound Dog"
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
WON


Season 3: Celebrity Partner Emmitt Smith Average: 26.8 Placed: 1st:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha/ "Son of a Preacher Man"888Safe
2Quickstep/ "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"888Safe
3Tango/ "Simply Irresistible"766Safe
4Paso Doble/ "España Cañí"888Safe
5Samba/ "Cha Cha"999Safe
6Jive/ "Lewis Boogie Blues"
Disco/ "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"
8
No
8
Scores
9
Given
No Elimination
7Waltz/ "Hushabye Mountain"
Mambo/ "Que Bueno Baila Usted"
10
10
9
10
9
9
Safe
8Foxtrot/ "Witchcraft"
Rumba/ "Spooky"
8
9
8
10
9
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Waltz/ "At This Moment"
Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Dance to the Music"
9
10
10
10
10
10
Bottom Two
10
Finals
Samba/ "Sir Duke"
Mambo/ "Que Bueno Baila Usted"
Freestyle/ "U Can't Touch This"
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
WON


Season 4: Celebrity Partner Ian Ziering Average: 24.8 Placed: 4th:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha/ "Mony Mony"777No elimination
2Quickstep/ "Don't Get Me Wrong"787Safe
3Jive/ "Hard Headed Woman"888Safe
4Waltz/ "He Was Beautiful"798Safe
5Samba/ "Dance Like This"888Safe
6Paso Doble/ "Waiting for Tonight"
Swing/ "Rock This Town"
8
No
8
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7Tango/ "Holding Out for a Hero"
Mambo/ "Gimme the Light"
9
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8Foxtrot/ "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Rumba/ "Imagine"
8
8
7
8
7
9
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Tango/ "Maneater"
Jive/ "All Shook Up"
9
10
10
10
9
10
Eliminated


Season 5: Celebrity Partner Wayne Newton Average: 17.3 Placed: 10th:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha/ "You're the First, You're the Last, You're my Everything"676Safe
2Quickstep/ "Viva Las Vegas"555Bottom Two
3Tango/ "La Cumparsita"666Eliminated


Season 6: Celebrity Partner Cristián de la Fuente Average: 25.2 Placed: 3rd:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha/ "Bang Bang"777No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "Americano"767Last To Be Called Safe
3Jive/ "Don't Stop Me Now"889Safe
4Paso Doble/ "La Virgen de la Macarena"989Safe
5Rumba/ "If You're Not the One"788Bottom Two
6Foxtrot/ "Come Fly with Me"
Country Western/"Cotton-Eyed Joe"
9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
7Viennese Waltz/ "I'll Make Love to You"
Samba/ "Sobe Son"
8
7
8
7
9
7
Safe
8Tango/ "Beat It"
Mambo/ "Saca Tu Mujer"
10
10
9
9
9
10
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Viennese Waltz/ "Satellite"
Samba/ "Sweetheart From Venezuela"
9
10
9
9
9
10
Last To Be Called Safe
10
Finals
Cha-Cha-Cha/ "Dancing on the Ceiling"
Freestyle/ "Suavemente"
8
9
9
8
9
9
Third Place


Season 7: Celebrity Partner Maurice Greene Average: 22.9 Placed: 5th:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot/ "Doing it to Death"666Safe
1Mambo/ "I Do the Jerk"777Safe
2Rumba/ "Mercy Mercy Me"766Safe
3Jive/ "Rock Around the Clock"888Safe
4Samba/ "That's the Way (I Like It)"677Safe
5Salsa/ "Everything I Can't Have"999Safe
6Viennese Waltz/ "Gravity"
"Old School Hip Hop"/ "It Takes Two"
7
No
7*
Scores
7
Given
Safe
7Cha-cha-cha/ "Cupid Shuffle"
Paso Doble/ "Rocks"
8
10
9
9
8
10
Safe
8Quickstep/ "Puttin' on the Ritz"
Paso Doble/ "Let It Rock"
8
8
8
8
8
8
Eliminated

Season 8: Celebrity Partner Gilles Marini Average: 28.1 Placed: 2nd:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-cha-cha/ "Addicted to Love"888No elimination
2Quickstep/ "Kryptonite"999Safe
3Samba/ "El Matador"999Safe
4Argentine Tango/ "Assassin's Tango"101010Safe
5Paso Doble/ "Habanera"10910Safe
6Jive/ "Dance, Dance"989Safe
7Viennese Waltz/ "I Go to Sleep"
1960's Group Dance/ "The Clapping Song"
9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
8Lindy Hop/ "Go Daddy-O"
Tango/ "Womanizer"
9
9
9
9
9
10
Safe
9Foxtrot/ "Fever"
Rumba/ "Sexual Healing"
10
9
9
9
10
9
Safe
10
Semi-finals
Waltz/ "Come Away with Me"
Salsa/ "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"
10
10
10
10
10
10
Safe
11
Finals
Paso Doble/ "So What"
Freestyle/ "Flashdance (What a Feeling)"
Argentine Tango/ "Assassin's Tango"
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
Second Place


Season 9: Celebrity Partner Tom DeLay Average: 16.3 Placed: 13th:

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-Cha-Cha/"Wild Thing"655Safe
1Viennese Waltz Relay/"I Am Your Man"--4--Safe
2Tango/"Por una Cabeza"66*6Safe
3Samba/"Why Can't We Be Friends?"645Withdrew

Season 10: Celebrity Partner Chad Ochocinco Average: 22.2 Placed: 4th

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-Cha-Cha/"It's Just Begun"666No Elimination
2Foxtrot/"100 Years"655Safe
3Paso Doble/"Cancion Del Mariachi"767Safe
4Rumba/"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart"768Technique Score
4Performance Score878Safe
5Quickstep/"The Bare Necessities"666Safe
6Argentine Tango/"El Sonido De La Milonga"
Swing Marathon/"In The Mood"
8
Awarded
8
7
8
Points
Safe
7Viennese Waltz/"Sparks"898Safe
7Cha-Cha-Cha/"Telephone"999Safe
8Tango/"Sweet Dreams"777--
860s' Jive/"Love Man888Last To Be Called Safe
9 semi-finalWaltz/"If You Don't Know Me By Now"999--
9 semi-finalSamba/"Alejandro889Eliminated


Season 11: Celebrity Partner Rick Fox Average: 22.3 (as of October 4, 2010) Placed: 6th: Week 4 – Double Score Showdown – Technique/Performance score

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Viennese Waltz/"Crazy"877Safe
2Jive/"Tush"777Safe
3Samba/"Whine Up"888Safe
4Argentine Tango/"Violentango"6/67/76/7Safe
5Rumba/"Hills Street Blues" Theme888Last To Be called safe
6Tango/"You Really Got Me"
Rock N' Roll marathon/"La Grange"
8
Awarded
8
6
8
Points
Safe
7Team Cha-Cha-Cha/"Workin' Day and Night"
Quickstep/"Hey Pachuco"
8
10/9
8
9
8
9
Eliminated


Season 12: Celebrity Partner Chris Jericho Average: 22.3 Placed: 7th

Week #Dance/Song/Musician(s)Judges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha-Cha-Cha/"Should I Stay or Should I Go"766No Elimination
2Quickstep/"I Got Rhythm"878Safe
3Rumba/"Let It Be"777Last To Be Called Safe
4Paso Doble/"In the Hall of the Mountain King"878Safe
5Viennese Waltz/"America The Beautiful"989Last To Be Called Safe
6Tango/"Don't Stop Believin'"787Eliminated


Season 13: Celebrity Partner Rob Kardashian Average: 25.1 Placed: 2nd

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Viennese Waltz/ "Lake Michigan"655Safe
2Jive/"Surfin' Safari"777Safe
3Foxtrot/"Fly Me to the Moon"888Safe
4Paso Doble/"Theme from Superman"888Last to be called Safe
5Rumba/"Hello"988Safe
6Cha-Cha-Cha/"Walk Like a Man"
Group Broadway Dance/"Big Spender" & "Money Money"
8
No
7
Scores
7
Given
Safe
7Tango/"Theme from The Addams Family"988Safe
Team Paso Doble/"Bring Me to Life"989
8Quickstep/"Take on Me"999Last to be called Safe
Jive/"Maneater"888
9Samba/"I Go to Rio"1099Safe
Argentine Tango/"Libertango"999
Cha-Cha-Cha Relay/"I Like How It Feels"Awarded10Points
10Waltz/"It Is You (I Have Loved)"999Runner-Up
Freestyle/"Minnie the Moocher"101010
Foxtrot/"Fly Me To The Moon"Awarded26Points
Samba/"Shake Your Bon-Bon"101010


Season 14: Celebrity Partner William Levy Average: 27.5 Placed: 3rd

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "International Love"888No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "Nice Work If You Can Get It"979Safe
3Salsa/ "La Vida es un Carnaval"9910Safe
4Jive/ "We're Not Gonna Take It"778Safe
5Argentine Tango/ "Buttons"10910Safe
6Rumba/ "Being with You"
Motown Marathon
9
Awarded
8
9
10
Points
Safe
7Viennese Waltz/ "Ave Maria"
Team Paso Doble/ "O Fortuna"
9
9
9
8
9
9
Safe
8Foxtrot/ "Stray Cat Strut"
Paso Doble (Trio Challenge)/ "Diablo Rojo"
10
9
10
9
10
9
Safe
9
Semi-finals
Tango/ "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
Samba/ "Magalenha"
9
10
9
10
10
10
Safe
10
Finals
Cha Cha Cha/ "Raise Your Glass"
Freestyle/ "Objection (Tango)"
Salsa (24-hour Challenge)/ Juventud de Presente
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
Third Place


Season 15: Celebrity Partner Emmitt Smith Average: 26.7 Placed: 4th

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "Chain of Fools"88.58Safe
2Quickstep/ "A Cool Cat In Town"7.57.57.5Safe
3Paso Doble/ "Canción Del Mariachi"8.588.5Safe
4Bolero/ "Better in Time"99/99Safe
5Samba/ "Copacabana"
Team Freestyle (Gilles)/ Gangnam Style
9.5
9
9.5
9
10
9
No Elimination
6
Country Week
Foxtrot/ "Islands in the Stream"
Group Country Western/ "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"

& "I Play Chicken with a Train"

8.5
No
8.5
Scores
9.5
Given
Safe
7
Fusion Dances
Rumba & Samba/ "Fine By Me "
Swing Marathon/ Do Your Thing
8.5
Awarded
9.5
7
9.5
Points
No Elimination
8Viennese Waltz/ "Love Letters"
Salsa (Trio Challenge)/ "Mr. Saxobeat"
9.0
10
9.5
10
9.5
10
Safe
9
Semi-Finals
Tango/ "Leave me Alone"
Lindy Hop/ "Secret Agent Man"
9
9
9
9
9
9
Eliminated


Season 16: Celebrity partner D.L. Hughley Average: 16.6 Place: 9th

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Cha Cha Cha/ "Low"444No Elimination
2Quickstep/ "It Don't Mean a Thing"556Safe
3Salsa / "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"655Safe
4Foxtrot / "I Just Want to Make Love to You"777Safe
5Tango / Love Letter666Eliminated

Season 17: Celebrity partner Jack Osbourne

Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodmanTonioli
1Foxtrot / "Pack Up"887No Elimination
2Rumba / "Mad World"888Safe
3Cha-cha-cha / "Hollywood Swinging"778Safe
4Quickstep / "Man Like That"888Safe
5Waltz / "I'm Kissing You"999Safe
6Paso Doble / "Conquest"
Switch-Up Challenge / Various
8
Awarded
9
2
8
Points
No Elimination
7Jive / "Going Up the Country"
Team Freestyle / "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) "
10
10
8
10
9
10
Safe
8Tango / "The Beat Goes On"
Disco Dance-Off / "Song for the Lonely"
9
Awarded
9
3
9
Points
Last to be called Safe
9Viennese Waltz / "Let Me Go"
Trio Samba / "I Wan'na Be Like You"
10
8
10
8
9
9
Safe
10Jazz / "Roxanne"
Argentine Tango / "Roxanne" (acoustic version)
8
10
8/9
9/9
8
10
Safe
11
Finals
Jive / "Going Up the Country"
Samba Relay / "No Scrubs"
Freestyle / "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"
Paso Doble & Salsa Fusion / ""
8
Awarded
10
9
8
3
10
9
8
Points
10
9
Third Place


Acting[edit]

Burke had a guest role on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in the episode "Loosely Ballroom" along with fellow Dancing professionals Louis van Amstel, Ashly DelGrosso, and Lacey Schwimmer. She portrays Shannon, a nurse attending to the ensemble cast during a dance contest at the series setting, The Tipton Hotel. In the final round of the competition, Burke's character volunteers to replace an ill competitor (Carey). She and her partner, Esteban, go on to win the competition.

In November 2009, US Magazine magazine announced that Burke is in talks to star as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway during the hiatus from Dancing With the Stars.[7]

Awards and honors[edit]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Burke released her autobiography, Dancing Lessons. Included in it is a description of how she, at age 5, was molested by a handyman helping her family, who repeatedly fondled her. She believed it was wrong but wanted to gain the affection of the person. The molester was sentenced to 22 years in prison and was released in 2008. Burke said that she is fearful of the person.[8] Burke has done numerous promotions outside of Dancing with the Stars which include Depende Silhouette briefs, Impress Nails and Sargento Cheese. Her partnership with these companies has raised a lot of money including 50 thousand dollars that Depend is donating to Dress for Success.[9] She opened her first dance studio in April 2008 and created her own line of activewear the next year.[10]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kelly Monaco & Alec Mazo
Dancing with the Stars (US) winner
Season 2 (Winter 2006 with Drew Lachey)
Season 3 (Autumn 2006 with Emmitt Smith)
Succeeded by
Apolo Anton Ohno & Julianne Hough
Preceded by
Warren Sapp & Kym Johnson

Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dancing with the Stars (US) runner up
Season 8 (Spring 2009 with Gilles Marini)

Season 13 (Fall 2011 with Rob Kardashian)

Succeeded by
Mýa & Dmitry Chaplin

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Preceded by
Marie Osmond & Jonathan Roberts

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough

Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff

Dancing with the Stars (US) third place contestant
Season 6 (Spring 2008 with Cristián de la Fuente)

Season 14 (Spring 2012 with William Levy)

Season 17 (Fall 2013 with Jack Osbourne)

Succeeded by
Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer

Kelly Monaco & Valentin Chmerkovskiy

current

Preceded by
Monique Coleman & Louis Van Amstel

Joanna Krupa & Derek Hough

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 4 (Spring 2007 with Ian Ziering)

Season 10 (Spring 2010 with Chad Ochocinco)

Season 15 (Fall 2012 with Emmitt Smith)

Succeeded by
Jennie Garth & Derek Hough

Brandy & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas

Preceded by
Mario & Karina Smirnoff
Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 7 (Fall 2008 with Maurice Greene)
Succeeded by
Lil' Kim & Derek Hough