Cheryl Burke is a professional American dancer best known for appearing on ABC’s TV game show, Dancing with the Stars. She is the only dancer on the show to win two consecutive times, once with 98 degrees’ Drew Lachey and then with footballer Emmitt Smith. Cheryl was also the first female professional to be crowned DWTS champion. This article takes a deeper look into her career, personal life, and net worth.
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Dance has been a part of Cheryl’s life since she was a toddler. For more than 30 years, the art has modelled her into a world champion, whose confidence in ballrooms and international stages has become an inspiration to many.
Cheryl Burke’s profiles summary and bio
- Full name: Cheryl Burke
- Date of birth: 3rd May 1984
- Cheryl Burke’s age: 37 years in 2021
- Place of birth: San Francisco, California, United States
- Current residence: Los Angeles
- Cheryl Burke’s nationality: American
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
- Gender: Female
- Sexuality: Straight
- Marital status: Married
- Husband: Matthew Lawrence (since 2019)
- Cheryl Burke’s parents: Sherri and Stephen Louis Burke
- Siblings: Nicole Wolf, Mandy Wolf, and Ina Burke
- Education: Menlo-Atherton High School
- Profession: Dancer, entrepreneur, actor
- Years active: 1988 to date
- Known for: Dancing in ABC’s DWTS
- Instagram: @cherylburke
- Twitter: @CherylBuke
- YouTube: Cheryle Burke
- TikTok: @cherylburkeofficial
- Autobiography: Dancing Lessons
- Net worth: Approximately $450,000
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Early life and family
The pro dancer was born on 3rd May 1984 in Atherton, California and is 37 years old in 2021. Her parents Sherri and Stephen separated when she was two. Her mom got married to Bob Wolf in 1993 and had two kids, Nicole and Mandy.
Her family was made up of recreational dancers who influenced her passion for art. At four years old, she started going for ballet classes and later transitioned to ballroom dancing. She is an alumnus of Menlo-Atherton High School.
Who is Cheryl Burke’s husband?
The dancer tied the knot with actor Matthew Lawrence in 2019. The couple met in 2007 but went their separate ways after about a year due to Cheryl’s alcohol addiction. In 2017, they found their way back to each other and were engaged in 2018 on her 34th birthday, 3rd May. Their reunion influenced her decision to start living a sober life.
Cheryle Burke’s wedding was held on 23rd May 2019 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California. The event was a magical affair as the bride rocked in a custom Romona Keveza gown and Gianvito Rossi heels, and the groom put on a tux by Garo Ashikian of Onik Design.
Is Cheryl Burke still married? Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence are a happy couple, and their union is still going strong more than two years later.
Cheryl Burke’s career
Burke became a famous professional dancer after her appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She joined the television game show in its 2nd season and has been a regular feature in 23 seasons.
The pro dancer was crowned DWTS champion two times, in the second season with 98 Degrees’ Drew Lachey and in the 3rd season with former footballer Emmitt Smith. In 2021, the dancer was partnered with Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby for the show’s 30th season.
Cheryl Burke’s Dance Moms debut came in 2017 when she became Abby Lee Miller’s replacement and became the leader for the ALDC Elite team. She also participated in season 1 of I Can Do That and won second place.
Cheryl Burke’s Covid
The veteran DWTS dancer contracted breakthrough Covid-19 in September 2021, days before her scheduled Dancing with the Stars taping with dance partner Cody Rigsby. The star had been fully vaccinated prior to getting the disease. Cody also contracted the ailment, but they all recovered were back to the ballroom a few weeks later.
Why is Cheryl Burke leaving DWTS?
The dancer is thinking about settling and starting a family with her spouse, Matthew Lawrence. Age is also a factor since she is one of the oldest dancers on Dancing with the Stars.
Cheryl Burke’s net worth
Dancing with the Stars Cheryl Burke has an estimated net worth of $450 thousand in 2021. Her fortune comes mainly from dancing. She also has paid endorsements and other entrepreneurial ventures, including her Bailey Blue clothing line and a dance studio.
Cheryl Burke is undoubtedly one of the world’s best dancers. Her passion for art has propelled her to great heights that most amateur dancers can only dream of. However, her success story has not been short of challenges, and her major problem was with alcohol addiction. She started her sobriety journey in 2018, and hopefully, she will quit forever.
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