Cheryl Burke

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Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke 2009.jpg
Burke, Beverly Hills, California on October 2009
Born Cheryl Stephanie Burke[1]
(1984-05-03) May 3, 1984 (age 30)
San Francisco, California, United States
Occupation Dancer
Years active 1988–present
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

Cheryl Stephanie 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.

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. 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.

For season 18, she paired with game show host and actor Drew Carey. They were eliminated om Week 6 and ended in 8th place.

For season 19, she is paired with soap star Antonio Sabàto Jr..

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.

Season Partner Place
2 Drew Lachey 1st
3 Emmitt Smith 1st
4 Ian Ziering 4th
5 Wayne Newton 10th
6 Cristián de la Fuente 3rd
7 Maurice Greene 5th
8 Gilles Marini 2nd
9 Tom DeLay 13th
10 Chad Ochocinco 4th
11 Rick Fox 6th
12 Chris Jericho 7th
13 Rob Kardashian 2nd
14 William Levy 3rd
15 Emmitt Smith 4th
16 D.L. Hughley 9th
17 Jack Osbourne 3rd
18 Drew Carey 8th
19 Antonio Sabàto Jr. TBA

Records[edit]

In her time on Dancing With the Stars, Burke has set, and broken, numerous records in the course of her (so far) 18 seasons. Some of these records include, but are not limited to:

  • Longest tenured professional, along with Tony Dovolani, participating since Season 2
  • Earliest perfect score with partner Gilles Marini in Season 8 on week 4
  • Highest average female professional score of 28.10 with Gilles Marini in Season 8
  • First professional to win back to back seasons, with Drew Lachey in Season 2, then with Emmitt Smith in Season 3
  • First professional to win multiple seasons, once with Drew Lachey (Season 2) & once with Emmitt Smith (Season 3)
  • Most finale appearances with 7: (Seasons 2, 3, 6, 8, 13, 14, 17)
    • This record was later matched and surpassed by Derek Hough (Seasons 7, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18)
  • Most perfect scores for a female professional with 20
  • Only professional to have placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd at least twice

Performances[edit]

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "She Bangs" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Neutron Dance" 9 9 9 Safe
3 Jive/ "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" 9 9 9 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "Thriller" 9 9 10 Safe
5 Samba/ "Dirrty"
Salsa/ "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"
9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
6 Tango/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "Son of a Preacher Man" 8 8 8 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Tango/ "Simply Irresistible" 7 6 6 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "España Cañí" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "Cha Cha" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Jive/ "Lewis Boogie Blues"
Disco/ "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"
8
No
8
Scores
9
Given
No Elimination
7 Waltz/ "Hushabye Mountain"
Mambo/ "Que Bueno Baila Usted"
10
10
9
10
9
9
Safe
8 Foxtrot/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "Mony Mony" 7 7 7 No elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Don't Get Me Wrong" 7 8 7 Safe
3 Jive/ "Hard Headed Woman" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Waltz/ "He Was Beautiful" 7 9 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "Dance Like This" 8 8 8 Safe
6 Paso Doble/ "Waiting for Tonight"
Swing/ "Rock This Town"
8
No
8
Scores
8
Given
Safe
7 Tango/ "Holding Out for a Hero"
Mambo/ "Gimme the Light"
9
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8 Foxtrot/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "You're the First, You're the Last, You're my Everything" 6 7 6 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "Viva Las Vegas" 5 5 5 Bottom Two
3 Tango/ "La Cumparsita" 6 6 6 Eliminated


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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "Bang Bang" 7 7 7 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Americano" 7 6 7 Last To Be Called Safe
3 Jive/ "Don't Stop Me Now" 8 8 9 Safe
4 Paso Doble/ "La Virgen de la Macarena" 9 8 9 Safe
5 Rumba/ "If You're Not the One" 7 8 8 Bottom Two
6 Foxtrot/ "Come Fly with Me"
Country Western/"Cotton-Eyed Joe"
9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
7 Viennese Waltz/ "I'll Make Love to You"
Samba/ "Sobe Son"
8
7
8
7
9
7
Safe
8 Tango/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot/ "Doing it to Death" 6 6 6 Safe
1 Mambo/ "I Do the Jerk" 7 7 7 Safe
2 Rumba/ "Mercy Mercy Me" 7 6 6 Safe
3 Jive/ "Rock Around the Clock" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Samba/ "That's the Way (I Like It)" 6 7 7 Safe
5 Salsa/ "Everything I Can't Have" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Viennese Waltz/ "Gravity"
"Old School Hip Hop"/ "It Takes Two"
7
No
7*
Scores
7
Given
Safe
7 Cha-cha-cha/ "Cupid Shuffle"
Paso Doble/ "Rocks"
8
10
9
9
8
10
Safe
8 Quickstep/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "Addicted to Love" 8 8 8 No elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Kryptonite" 9 9 9 Safe
3 Samba/ "El Matador" 9 9 9 Safe
4 Argentine Tango/ "Assassin's Tango" 10 10 10 Safe
5 Paso Doble/ "Habanera" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Jive/ "Dance, Dance" 9 8 9 Safe
7 Viennese Waltz/ "I Go to Sleep"
1960's Group Dance/ "The Clapping Song"
9
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Safe
8 Lindy Hop/ "Go Daddy-O"
Tango/ "Womanizer"
9
9
9
9
9
10
Safe
9 Foxtrot/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Wild Thing" 6 5 5 Safe
1 Viennese Waltz Relay/"I Am Your Man" -- 4 -- Safe
2 Tango/"Por una Cabeza" 6 6* 6 Safe
3 Samba/"Why Can't We Be Friends?" 6 4 5 Withdrew

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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"It's Just Begun" 6 6 6 No Elimination
2 Foxtrot/"100 Years" 6 5 5 Safe
3 Paso Doble/"Cancion Del Mariachi" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Rumba/"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" 7 6 8 Technique Score
4 Performance Score 8 7 8 Safe
5 Quickstep/"The Bare Necessities" 6 6 6 Safe
6 Argentine Tango/"El Sonido De La Milonga"
Swing Marathon/"In The Mood"
8
Awarded
8
7
8
Points
Safe
7 Viennese Waltz/"Sparks" 8 9 8 Safe
7 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Telephone" 9 9 9 Safe
8 Tango/"Sweet Dreams" 7 7 7 --
8 60s' Jive/"Love Man 8 8 8 Last To Be Called Safe
9 semi-final Waltz/"If You Don't Know Me By Now" 9 9 9 --
9 semi-final Samba/"Alejandro 8 8 9 Eliminated


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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/"Crazy" 8 7 7 Safe
2 Jive/"Tush" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Samba/"Whine Up" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Argentine Tango/"Violentango" 6/6 7/7 6/7 Safe
5 Rumba/"Hills Street Blues" Theme 8 8 8 Last To Be called safe
6 Tango/"You Really Got Me"
Rock N' Roll marathon/"La Grange"
8
Awarded
8
6
8
Points
Safe
7 Team 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' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Should I Stay or Should I Go" 7 6 6 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/"I Got Rhythm" 8 7 8 Safe
3 Rumba/"Let It Be" 7 7 7 Last To Be Called Safe
4 Paso Doble/"In the Hall of the Mountain King" 8 7 8 Safe
5 Viennese Waltz/"America The Beautiful" 9 8 9 Last To Be Called Safe
6 Tango/"Don't Stop Believin'" 7 8 7 Eliminated


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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Viennese Waltz/ "Lake Michigan" 6 5 5 Safe
2 Jive/"Surfin' Safari" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Foxtrot/"Fly Me to the Moon" 8 8 8 Safe
4 Paso Doble/"Theme from Superman" 8 8 8 Last to be called Safe
5 Rumba/"Hello" 9 8 8 Safe
6 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Walk Like a Man"
Group Broadway Dance/"Big Spender" & "Money Money"
8
No
7
Scores
7
Given
Safe
7 Tango/"Theme from The Addams Family" 9 8 8 Safe
Team Paso Doble/"Bring Me to Life" 9 8 9
8 Quickstep/"Take on Me" 9 9 9 Last to be called Safe
Jive/"Maneater" 8 8 8
9 Samba/"I Go to Rio" 10 9 9 Safe
Argentine Tango/"Libertango" 9 9 9
Cha-Cha-Cha Relay/"I Like How It Feels" Awarded 10 Points
10 Waltz/"It Is You (I Have Loved)" 9 9 9 Runner-Up
Freestyle/"Minnie the Moocher" 10 10 10
Foxtrot/"Fly Me To The Moon" Awarded 26 Points
Samba/"Shake Your Bon-Bon" 10 10 10


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

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "International Love" 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Nice Work If You Can Get It" 9 7 9 Safe
3 Salsa/ "La Vida es un Carnaval" 9 9 10 Safe
4 Jive/ "We're Not Gonna Take It" 7 7 8 Safe
5 Argentine Tango/ "Buttons" 10 9 10 Safe
6 Rumba/ "Being with You"
Motown Marathon
9
Awarded
8
9
10
Points
Safe
7 Viennese Waltz/ "Ave Maria"
Team Paso Doble/ "O Fortuna"
9
9
9
8
9
9
Safe
8 Foxtrot/ "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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "Chain of Fools" 8 8.5 8 Safe
2 Quickstep/ "A Cool Cat In Town" 7.5 7.5 7.5 Safe
3 Paso Doble/ "Canción Del Mariachi" 8.5 8 8.5 Safe
4 Bolero/ "Better in Time" 9 9/9 9 Safe
5 Samba/ "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
8 Viennese 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/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha Cha Cha/ "Low" 4 4 4 No Elimination
2 Quickstep/ "It Don't Mean a Thing" 5 5 6 Safe
3 Salsa / "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" 6 5 5 Safe
4 Foxtrot / "I Just Want to Make Love to You" 7 7 7 Safe
5 Tango / Love Letter 6 6 6 Eliminated

Season 17: Celebrity partner Jack Osbourne

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Pack Up" 8 8 7 No Elimination
2 Rumba / "Mad World" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Cha-cha-cha / "Hollywood Swinging" 7 7 8 Safe
4 Quickstep / "Man Like That" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Waltz / "I'm Kissing You" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Paso Doble / "Conquest"
Switch-Up Challenge / Various
8
Awarded
9
2
8
Points
No Elimination
7 Jive / "Going Up the Country"
Team Freestyle / "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) "
10
10
8
10
9
10
Safe
8 Tango / "The Beat Goes On"
Disco Dance-Off / "Song for the Lonely"
9
Awarded
9
3
9
Points
Last to be called Safe
9 Viennese Waltz / "Let Me Go"
Trio Samba / "I Wan'na Be Like You"
10
8
10
8
9
9
Safe
10 Jazz / "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 / "Sexy People (The Fiat Song)"
8
Awarded
10
9
8
3
10
9
8
Points
10
9
Third Place

Season 18: Celebrity partner Drew Carey

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Money (That's What I Want)" 7 7 7 No Elimination
2 Jive / "You Can't Sit Down" 7 7 7 Safe
3 Waltz / "Fade into You" 7 7/81 8 Safe
42 Cha-cha-cha / "Sugarfoot" 8 8/93 8 No Elimination
5 Quickstep / "Friend Like Me" 7 7/74 7 Safe
6 Tango / "Super Freak" 8 95/7 8 Eliminated

1Score by guest judge Robin Roberts.

2For this week only, as part of the "Partner Switch-Up" week, Drew Carey did not perform with Burke and instead performed with Witney Carson. Burke performed with James Maslow.

3Score by guest judge Julianne Hough.

4Score by guest judge Donny Osmond.

5Score by guest judge Redfoo.


Season 18: Celebrity partner Antonio Sabàto Jr.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)" 6 6 6 7 Safe
2 Rumba / "Adorn" 8 7 8 8 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" 7 71 7 8 Safe

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.


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]

  • 2005 World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion
  • 2005 San Francisco Latin Champion
  • 2005 Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion
  • UK Championships
  • 4th in U.S. in the "Under 21s."
  • Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 2) champion with Drew Lachey
  • Dancing with the Stars champion Season 3 with Emmitt Smith
  • Two-time nominee: Prime Time Emmy 2006, Outstanding Choreography for Paso Doble and Outstanding Choreography for Freestyle; Burke is the youngest nominee to ever receive nominations in that category. (1)
  • On October 20, 2007, Cheryl won the Role Model Award at the 7th Annual Filipino/American Library Gala.
  • On the 2008 Asian Excellence Awards, she won the Viewer's Choice award for Favorite T.V. Personality.

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 Depend 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]

Burke has constantly been under fire for her weight. After posting a bikini selfie in 2014 on Twitter, Burke's followers criticized her for being too skinny, saying that she looks like she's "dying."[11] Years before, she was criticized for being too fat. However, Burke says she loves her fans and feels great about her body.

In 2014, Burke began dating entrepreneur JT Torregiani who had been in her friend circle for a decade.[12]

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

Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas

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