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Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi

Season 6 champions Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi
Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan

Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan
Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi

Mark Ballas and Kristi Yamaguchi
Mark Ballas

Mark Ballas