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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 Lachey 1st 30 24 27.7
Season 3 Emmitt Smith 1st 30 19 26.8
Season 4 Ian Ziering 4th 30 21 24.8
Season 5 Wayne Newton
10th 19 15 17.3
Season 6 Cristian de la Fuente 3rd 29 20 25.2
Season 7 Maurice Greene 5th 29 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