Mark Ballas
American actor and dancer
Mark Ballas
Mark Alexander Ballas Jr. is an American dancer. Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars. He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011. He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD HurtLoveBox in March 2011.
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'Dancing With the Stars' Pro Dancer Mark Ballas Weds
ABC News - 3 months
The professional dancer married BC Jean on Friday.
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Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' Attempts Pricey Beverly Hills Flip
Fox News - 4 months
Earlier this month, dancer Mark Ballas listed a four-bedroom home in Beverly Hills, CA, for $4.3M -- less than a year after buying the home for $2.5M. The post Mark Ballas of 'Dancing With the Stars' Attempts Pricey Beverly Hills Flip appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice -
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Why Mark Ballas did not return to 'Dancing With the Stars'
Fox News - 6 months
Mark Ballas has a pretty good reason for missing out on season 23 of "DWTS."
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Nyle DiMarco Takes Home The Mirror Ball Trophy On 'Dancing With The Stars'
Huffington Post - 9 months
The celebrity ballroom has new champions.  It took weeks of intense competition, but on Tuesday night, hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews finally handed off the Mirror Ball trophy to the winners of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 22: Nyle DiMarco and his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd.  The deaf model, who also won Cycle 22 of "America's Next Top Model" last year, has been a beloved contestant since the beginning. And it was clear that his fellow celebrity contestants and the pro dancers loved him too, as DiMarco and Murgatroyd were swarmed after the happy news was announced. "This is such an amazing feeling," Murgatroyd told Bergeron. "This whole thing has been so incredible because of this man," she added of DiMarco. UFC fighter Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas were the runner-ups, while ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy placed third. Although many thought Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris would be in the running for the trophy, he was sadly vot ...
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UFC's Paige VanZant advances to 'Dancing With the Stars' finals [Videos]
LATimes - 10 months
Paige VanZant one day wants to wear an Ultimate Fighting Championship belt, but the more immediate prize before her is the “Dancing With the Stars” mirror ball. VanZant and her partner Mark Ballas rode their strong showing in two dances this week, including the tango, to Monday’s finals on ABC...
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Paige VanZant's UFC-inspired performance draws raves on 'Dancing With the Stars'
LATimes - 11 months
Paige VanZant brought a bit of her world as an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor to her appearance Monday on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” again impressing the judges with her performance on a wooden dance floor surrounded by a UFC-like octagon cage. VanZant’s partner, Mark Ballas, returned...
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#inthegridmusic: 12.30.15
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Hi all! Before you read on, I want to remind you that my Twitter username and Instagram name have changed! Good thing is that they are both the same so they won't be hard to forget - @byingridvasquez Now ... 12.30.15 #SongBlogIV (my song of the day): "Roses and Violets" by Alexander Jean If you don't think you've ever heard of Alexander Jean, YOU ARE WRONG. Whether it's through dance, music or TV, the artistry of Alexander Jean, made up of Mark Ballas and BC Jean, has already been introduced to you. | @_AlexanderJean_ BC Jean is singer, songwriter who has been around music from an early age. Her grandparents were in television variety shows fron the 50s and her parents did music as a hobby and her mother worked as a talent manager. Having released solo music on her own: BC has proven that she is both a talented vocalist and performer. I'd categorize her somewhere in between Pink and Alanis Morissette. She has the looks of your next Top 40 diva but she has ...
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Is 'DWTS' Pro Mark Ballas Going to Flip This House?
Fox News - about 1 year
"Dancing With the Stars" star Mark Ballas bought a Spanish-style home in Beverly Hills, CA, for $2,525,000, possibly as a flip. The post Is 'DWTS' Pro Mark Ballas Going to Flip This House? appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice -
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Alexa PenaVega Opens Up About Her Six-Year Battle With An Eating Disorder
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Mark Ballas: Derek Hough Probably Shouldn't Dance Monday
ABC News - almost 2 years
Derek Hough's rep revealed Wednesday that the "Dancing with the Stars" pro had injured an ankle and toe on different feet.
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Mark Ballas steals the show on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fox News - about 3 years
Professional dancer on 'Fox & Friends'
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Watch: Christina Milian and Mark Ballas Get the Boot From 'DWTS'
ABC News - over 3 years
The couple received a 10 from the "Dancing With the Stars" judges but were voted off by viewers.     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Ballas
  • 2016
    Age 29
    On September 6, 2016, it was announced that Ballas would be the final actor to portray the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before it closes in 2017.
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  • 2015
    Age 28
    Ballas is a member of singer-songwriter duo Alexander Jean along with his fiancée BC Jean. The two became engaged on November 25, 2015 after 3 years of dating.
    More Details Hide Details After the pair's single "Roses and Violets" was used in a dance by eventual season champion Bindi Irwin on Dancing with the Stars, the song made a large increase in sales, reaching the top ten on the US iTunes chart. Ballas attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London. At the age of 11, he earned a full-time slot at the Academy, as well as earning a full scholarship to the college.
  • 2011
    Age 24
    He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD HurtLoveBox in March 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Ballas was born in Houston, Texas, the son of dancers Corky Ballas and Shirley Ballas (née Rich). His paternal grandparents were of Mexican, Spanish, and Greek background, and his mother is originally from the United Kingdom and is of English heritage. His paternal grandfather, George Ballas, was the inventor of the Weed Eater lawn-trimming device.
    He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 22
    For the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, Ballas was paired with Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, winning that season's competition on May 19, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He was partnered with actress Melissa Joan Hart for the show's ninth season. They were voted off in week six and came in 9th place. For season 10, Ballas was partnered with actress Shannen Doherty. They were the first couple eliminated, on March 30, 2010. Despite that, Shannen & Mark hold a higher average than a few celebrities who lasted longer than they did. For season 11, Ballas was partnered with Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. They made it to the finale and finished in third place. For season 12, Ballas was partnered with Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane. They made it to the finals where they finished in third place. For season 13, Ballas was partnered with reality star Kristin Cavallari where they were the 3rd couple eliminated finishing in 10th place. For season 14, he was partnered with Classical Singer Katherine Jenkins. They made it to the finale where they finished as the runners-up, losing to Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd. For season 15, he returned with season 11 partner, Bristol Palin. In week 7, he danced with former partner Shawn Johnson because her partner, Derek Hough suffered a neck injury. He was paired with two-time Olympic champion Aly Raisman for season 16. Since season 16 had four couples reach the finals for the first time, Aly and Mark were able to become finalists.
  • 2008
    Age 21
    In October 2008, Ballas made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who.
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    On August 25, 2008, ABC announced the cast of the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, with Ballas paired with reality television star Kim Kardashian.
    More Details Hide Details They were the third couple eliminated, finishing in eleventh place, on September 30, 2008.
  • 2005
    Age 18
    In 2005, he was awarded "Performer of the Year".
    More Details Hide Details He then moved on to win championships at The British Open to the World, The US Open to the World, and The International Open to the World. With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics. As an actor, Ballas played the lead role of Tony in the musical Copacabana and was the lead dancer in the UK national tour of the Spanish musical Maria de Buenos Aires. He was also the understudy for the role of Ritchie Valens in the UK national tour of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. Ballas played an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as part of the Hufflepuff House.
  • 1986
    Born on May 24, 1986.
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