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Cheryl Stephanie Bautista 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

Burke grew up in Atherton, California. Her father is of Irish and Russian descent and her mother is Filipino. Her family dances for recreation and has a dance floor at home. 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, graduated in 2002. In fall of 2007 Cheryl was awarded the key to the city from the mayor of Atherton at her old high school.

Dancing with the Stars

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.

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.

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. 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. 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.

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, Cheryl 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. After 14 seasons on the show, Burke will miss season 16 as she is exploring other opportunities on reality TV. She is expected to return the following season to finish up her contract.

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 twice (1st with Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith, 2nd with Gilles Marini and Rob Kardashian, 3rd with Cristian de la Fuente and William Levy) .

Season Partner Place
2 1st
3 1st
4 4th
5
6 3rd
7 5th
8 2nd
9
10 4th
11 6th
12 7th
13 Rob Kardashian 2nd
14 William Levy 3rd
15 4th

Performances

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
  • Score was awarded by stand in judge Michael Flatley.
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

Acting

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. She and her partner 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.

Awards and honors

  • 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

In 2011, she released her autobiography, Dancing Lessons. Included in it is a description of how she, at age 6, 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 recently released. Burke said that she is fearful of the person.



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