He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007.He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011.
At the age of 11, he earned a full-time slot at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, as well as earning a full scholarship. He then moved on to win championships at The British Open to the World, The US Open to the World, and The International Open to the World.
With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars.
They were the first couple eliminated, on March 30, 2010.
Despite that, Shannen & Mark hold a higher average than a few celebrities who lasted longer than they did. They made it to the finale and finished in third place.
The Dancing with the Stars champions - and rumored lovers - will be taking their act on the road, joining the 37-city Dancing with the Stars national tour "for about a week's worth of dates," says Hough, who is vacationing in Hawaii. Dancing with the Stars champion Helio Castroneves and professional partner Julianne Hough were spotted over the weekend at the World Christmas Day Parade at the Magic Kingdom.
Dancing with the Stars' Helio Castroneves - whose engagement to his long-distance love very recently broke off - was spied on Wednesday night with pro partner Julianne Hough at NYC's hot spot Tao.
Ballas's partner for season 6 of Dancing With The Stars was Olympic Gold Medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. On August 25, 2008, ABC announced the cast of the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, with Ballas paired with reality television star Kim Kardashian.