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Cheryl BurkeCheryl Burke won back-to-back Dancing With The Stars titles, in Season 2 with singer Drew Lachey and then again in Season 3 with former NFL running back Emmitt Smith. She was nominated for two Outstanding Choreography Emmys in 2006 for her work on DWTS.

Cheryl was a ballet dancer from a young age and began competitive ballroom dancing at 13. She has won several professional Latin dance competitions and runs two dance studios in and around San Francisco.

Cheryl was rumored to have hooked up with Season 2 partner Drew Lachey, though they both have denied it. Bonus DWTS tie-in: Cheryl dated Matt Lawrence, brother of Season 3 contestant Joey Lawrence, in 2007-08.

Cheryl is dancing with heartthrob Gilles Marini in Season 8.


Partner Finish Best score Worst score Average score
Season 2
Drew LacheyChampion! 1st 30 24 27.7
Season 3 Emmitt SmithChampion! 1st 30 19 26.8
Season 4 Ian ZieringFourth 4th 30 21 24.8
Season 5 Wayne Newton
10th 19 15 17.3
Season 6 Cristian de la FuenteThird 3rd 29 20 25.2
Season 7 Maurice GreeneFifth 5th18 2929 18 22.9
Season 8 Gilles Marini

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke
Cheryl Burke and Drew Lachey

Cheryl Burke and Drew Lachey
Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith

Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith
Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering

Cheryl Burke and Ian Ziering