Cheryl Burke Biography
Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, model, and television host. Burke is popular for being a professional dancer on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Earlier, she was the first professional woman to win the show twice in a row. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, United States.
Cheryl attended a traditional primary school and then graduated from ‘Menlo-Atherton High School’ in 2002. Burke started her ballet training at the age of 4. However, after a few years, her mother realized that Burke was no longer interested in ballet. Thus, she took her to a ballroom conclusion when she was 10 years old. Burke was amazed to watch the dance form and decided to learn it. At age 13, she began participating in international ballroom dancing competitions.
Burke was discovered by an ABC talent agency while competing in a pageant in 2005 alongside her ex-boyfriend Jose DeCamps. She subsequently competed on the network’s dance reality show Dancing with the Stars as a result (DWTS). In the same year, Burke won the title of ‘World Cup Professional Rising Star Champion’, ‘San Francisco Rising Star Latin Champion’ and ‘Ohio Star Ball Latin Rising Star Champion’.
Burke began her career in 2006, making her first television debut as ‘Shannon’, a nurse, in an episode of ‘The Disney Channel sitcom ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody’ entitled ‘Loosely Ballroom’. She subsequently appeared as a dancer on Smallville. In addition, she received two Primetime Emmy nominations in 2006, one for “Best Choreography” and another for “Variety/Music Program and Special”. Likewise, Burke won his first mirrorball trophy with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in season two. In 2007, she returned for season 4 with actor Ian Ziering. However, they were eliminated in the semifinals of the same year.
Furthermore, Burke launched his first dance studio in San Francisco and also released his dance choreography exercise DVDs, a series of fitness DVDs under the ‘DWTS’ line. Earlier, she finished second runner-up in the competition with her DWTS Season 6 partner, actor Cristián de la Fuente. She also received the “Viewer’s Choice Award” for “Favorite Television Personality” at that year’s “Asian Excellence Awards”.
Throughout her career, her crowning achievement was when she won the competition twice on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Cheryl is a well-known motivational speaker and has given several talks on body positivity motivated by her own personal experiences. Similarly, she has appeared in advertisements for Sargento Cheese, Depend Silhouette Briefs, and Impress Nails.
Burke has collaborated with many famous professionals and actors across the United States in a variety of ways. She collaborated with Tony Dovolani in the dance and music hall group ‘Gipsy Kings’ for a live performance of the 2010 animated feature ‘Toy Story 3’. She released a series of Latin dance-inspired fitness videos with ballroom champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy. She also gives presentations on self-esteem and positive body image at schools, women’s conventions, and medical conferences.
Additionally, she returned again for season 28, where she partnered with former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis. However, in week 3, the couple withdrew from the competition due to Lewis suffering a torn tendon in his foot. For season 29, she was partnered with Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean, coming in at number seven. On September 8, 2021, it was announced that Burke would be partnering with Cody Rigsby for the 30th season of DWTS. Cheryl was partnered with Good Morning America meteorologist Sam Champion for season 31. It was recently announced that Burke would be leaving the show as a professional dancer after the 31st season finale.
Age Cheryl Burke
Cheryl is 38 years old in 2023. She was born on the 3rd of May 1984, in San Fransisco, California, United States. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on May 3 every year.
Cheryl Burke’s Husband
Burke is single but early on she married Matthew Lawrence. However, during this period of marriage, the couple had no children.
Cheryl Burke Divorce
She was married to her longtime boyfriend Matthew Lawrence. The two met in 2006 when Lawrence’s brother Joey was cast in DWTS. They started dating in 2007 until Lawrence proposed to her on May 3, 2018. The lovebird got married on May 23, 2019, in San Diego, California. However, Burke filed for divorce in February 2022 and it was finalized in September 2022. Earlier, she dated NHL player Joffrey Lupul in 2012.
Cheryl Burke Family
Burke was born and raised in San Francisco to Stephen and Sherrie Burke. She grew up with a sister, Nicole, and a half-sister, Mandy. More information about her parents and her occupation is yet to be released.
Cheryl Burke Net Worth
Cheryl has an approximate net worth between $3 million and $5 million US dollars. Her main source of income is her career as a dancer, model and television presenter.