Burke of 'Stars' enjoying new weight

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, June 6 (UPI) -- Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, known for her performances on the U.S. TV series "Dancing with the Stars," says she enjoys her new figure.

Marini hurt during 'Dancing' rehearsal

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Gilles Marini ended up at the hospital after hurting himself while rehearsing for the U.S. TV series "Dancing with the Stars," his representative says.
Cheryl Burke stars in disco workout video

Cheryl Burke stars in disco workout video

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Time Life says it has teamed up with U.S. professional dancer Cheryl Burke to create a new fitness program set to dance hits of the 1970s.

Greene eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Maurice Greene is the latest celebrity eliminated from the U.S. television competition show "Dancing with the Stars."
Marissa voted off of 'Dancing'

Marissa voted off of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were the latest contenders voted off of "Dancing with the Stars."

Winokur booted from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Kristi Yamaguchi, Cristian de la Fuente and Jason Taylor Tuesday made it into the final round of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Mario axed on 'Dancing'

Mario axed on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Singer Mario became the latest contestant Tuesday tossed off ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
De la Fuente ruptured tendon on 'Dancing'

De la Fuente ruptured tendon on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Chilean actor Cristian de la Fuente said Tuesday he ruptured a tendon in his left arm during Monday's live "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast on ABC.

'Dancing with the Stars' sets partners

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The celebrity pairings for the latest edition of the U.S. dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars" were announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America."

Emmitt Smith endorses Arthur Murray

CORAL GABLES, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith will strut his "Dancing with the Stars" stuff as a celebrity endorser for ballroom dance school Arthur Murray International.

Ian Ziering dances off 'Dancing' floor

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Former "Beverly Hills 90210" star Ian Ziering's dance card was tossed off ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," leaving three couples on the Los Angeles dance floor.

Kelly cool to Aiken as 'Regis' co-host

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Clay Aiken's stint as a co-host for U.S. TV's "Live with Regis and Kelly" apparently didn't sit well with hostess Kelly Ripa.

Smith wins 'Dancing' third season

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Football great Emmitt Smith Wednesday won the third season competition of ABC's U.S. sensation, "Dancing with the Stars."

Emmit Smith dances for the ring

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Dallas football great Emmitt Smith says he is going for another ring when he competes for the championship on U.S. television's "Dancing with the Stars.

Smith, Lopez to 'Dancing' finals

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Mario Lopez and Emmitt Smith Wednesday made it into the final round of ABC's U.S. sensation, "Dancing with the Stars."
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Cheryl Burke
Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke perform in the Dancing with the Stars 2008 tour at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on January 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Cheryl Stephanie Burke (born May 3, 1984) is a professional dancer. She is best known for being the first two-time champion of ABC's American version of Dancing with the Stars.

Burke grew up in Atherton, California. Her father is of Irish and Russian descent and her mother is Filipino. Her family dances for recreation and has a dance floor at home. At age four, she began taking ballet lessons and performing locally. She then began ballroom dancing and decided to change her focus. She trained in both standard ballroom and Latin dances. She began competing at age 13. Cheryl attended Menlo-Atherton High School, graduated in 2002. In fall of 2007 Cheryl was awarded the key to the city from the mayor of Atherton at her old high school.

Burke won her first championship with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey in the second season. She won her second championship with retired football star Emmitt Smith in the third season.

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