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Cheryl Burke            

Professional Ballroom Dancer, Model, TV Host, Known for "Dancing with the Stars"

Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, model and TV 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 21 seasons thus far. She came in second on the NBC series "I Can Do That". She replaced Abby Lee Miller on "Dance Moms" in 2017.

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 came in second on the first season of "I Can Do That", losing to Nicole Scherzinger on the final three-person-super-group performance, having led the competition since week 2. She took over the ALDC Elite competition team while replacing Abby Lee Miller on "Dance Moms" in 2017.

Burke appeared on "Hell's Kitchen" as a VIP guest diner in the ninth episode of Season 17.

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.

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. She opened her first dance studio in April 2008 and created her own line of activewear the next year.

She has won numerous dancing championships, including two seasons of "Dancing with the Stars". She won a Prime Time Emmy in 2006 for Outstanding Choreography.

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Ciara, Nicole Scherzinger, Joe Jonas, Cheryl Burke Join NBC ...

03/03/2015 AT 01:00 PM EST. Can Cheryl Burke do that? And what about Joe Jonas, or maybe Ciara? That's the question NBC will ask as part of its new variety  ...

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