Cheryl Burke Net Worth: $3 Million
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 3, 1984|
|Place of Birth:||San Francisco|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Cheryl Burke became famous and earned her fortune as a professional dancer on “Dancing with the Stars.”
What is Cheryl Burke’s Net Worth and Salary?
Cheryl Burke is an American dancer, model and television host who has a net worth of $3 million.
Cheryl Burke Biography:
Cheryl Burke was born on May 3, 1984 in San Mateo County, California. Burke’s parents are Stephen Burke and Sherri Bautista. Cheryl has a sister named Nicole as well as a step-sister named Mandy.
Beginning at the age of 4, she trained in ballet. However, Burke lost interest as she grew older and instead began training in ballroom dancing at age 11. Cheryl focused primarily on learning the Latin styles of ballroom dance and was participating in international competitions within a few years. She attended Menlo-Atherton High School and graduated in 2002.
After finishing high school, she focused on dance and continued competing in international competitions. Cheryl Burke was named the World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion, the San Francisco Latin Champion, and the Ohio State Ball Rising Star Latin Champion in 2005.
In 2005 itself, she was noticed by a talent scout from ABC and cast on the network’s dance reality series called “Dancing with the Stars.” She debuted as a dancer on the show beginning in its second season.
Cheryl was first partnered with celebrity, Drew Lachey. The duo performed very well together and ultimately won the competition. For the next season, season 3, Burke was partnered with former NFL player, Emmitt Smith. They again wowed both the judges and audience with their routines and snagged the winning spot by the end of the season. Burke did not fare as well for the fourth and fifth seasons in which she was paired with Ian Ziering and Wayne Newton, respectively, though she remained in the top ten.
During season 15, the All Star season, Cheryl Burke reunited with former partner Emmitt Smith. They were eliminated in the semi-finals. Burke then worked with comedian D.L Hughley in season 16 and Jack Osbourne in season 17. Burker found working with Osbourne particularly inspired as he suffers from multiple sclerosis. The pair finished in third place. She competed with Drew Carey and then Antonio Sebato Jr. in seasons 18 and 19 and then announced that she would be leaving the show in order to pursue other projects.
Cheryl Burke then returned to the show in season 23 to work with Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte. Cheryl took season 24 off and then returned again in season 25, during which she danced with Terrell Owens. She again decided to take the next season off but returned to partner with Juan Pablo Di Pace in season 27. The duo were favorites to win after they had earned five perfect scores but were shockingly eliminated during the semi-finals.
In season 28, she danced with Ray Lewis though their season was short-lived as Lewis sustained a torn tendon in his foot. Cheryl Burke then worked with AJ McLean in season 29 followed by Peloton-instructor, Cody Rigsby, in season 30.
Outside of “Dancing with the Stars,” Burke has also appeared on other TV productions. Cheryl Burke had a guest role on “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” She also participated in the reality show, “I Can Do That.” In 2017, she replaced Abby Lee Miller on the reality show, “Dance Moms.”
Cheryl Burke has also been featured in commercials for various companies like Sargento Cheese, Depend Silhouette briefs, and Impress nails. For her partnerships with these companies, Cheryl was able to raise over $50,000 which was donated to the non-profit organization, Dress for Success.
Cheryl Burke Husband
Cheryl Burke has discussed her personal life in her autobiography, “Dancing Lessons,” which was published in 2011. In the book, Cheryl describes how she was molested by a handyman when she was five years old. Burke testified against the man, identified as Gerry Depaula, when she was only 6 years old, and he was sentenced to 24 years in prison. Cheryl Burke was released in 2008 and Burke went on record stating that she remained fearful of him.
Burke first met Matthew Lawrence in 2006 when his brother, Joey, was competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” Burke and Lawrence dated in 2007 and 2008. In 2018, Lawrence proposed to Burke on her 34th birthday. They were married in San Diego, California in May of 2019.