Mark Ballas is an American famous Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Musician, Singer, and Songwriter. Mark Ballas is also a professional ballroom dancer and appeared on the television show ABC program named Dancing with the Stars. In March 2011, he also released his first solo CD HurtLoveBox. He started competing on the show in season five during the fall of 2007 and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011. Check all the details below about Mark Ballas’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Kids, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Mark Ballas Wiki/Biography
Mark Ballas was born on 24th May 1986 (Age: 36 years; as of 2022) in Houston, Texas, U.S. His full real name is Mark Alexander Ballas Jr. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. His zodiac sign is Gemini and he follows the Christian (religion). His profession is a famous Actor and dancer in America.
Mark Ballas Educational Qualification
Mark Ballas completed his schooling at Rosemead Preparatory School in South London. At the age of 11, he earned a full-time slot at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London as well as earning a full scholarship. He was awarded “Performer of the Year” in 2005.
Mark Ballas Physical Stats
- Height: 5′ 6″ inches
- Weight: 70 kg
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark brown
- Body Measurement: 38-32-15
Mark Ballas Family & Parents
Mark Ballas was born into a middle-class family to American Parents. His father’s name is Corky Ballas and his mother’s name is Shirley Ballas.
Both of his parents are dancers. His paternal grandparents were of Mexican and Greek background, and his mother is originally from the United Kingdom and is of predominantly English heritage.
His mother also has distant Malagasy ancestry from Madagascar. His paternal grandfather, George Ballas, was the inventor of the Weed Eater lawn-trimming device. His paternal great-grandparents, Karolos Ballas and Maria Lymnaos were immigrants to the United States from Greece.
Mark Ballas Wife & Relationships
Mark Ballas’s relationship status is committed and his marital status is married.
He married BC Jean (wife).
They both get engaged in 2015 November, after three years of dating, and got married on 25th November 2016, in Malibu, California.
Mark Ballas Career & Profession
At the age of 11, Mark earned a full-time slot at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, as well as earning a full scholarship. He was awarded “Performer of the Year” in 2005. Mark 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 partner Julianne Hough, he won the Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics. As an actor, he 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.
Mark Ballas was also the understudy for the role of Ritchie Valens in the UK national tour of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story. He played an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as part of the Hufflepuff House. He made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who in 2008 October. It was announced that Mark would be the final actor to portray the role of Frankie Valli on 6th September 2016 in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before it closes in 2017.
It was announced that he would play the role of the Teen Angel in the 2018 Toronto revival of Grease in a limited engagement from 7-10 June on 26th May 2018. He portrayed Charlie Price in the musical Kinky Boots on Broadway from 11 September 2018 to 18 November 2018. On the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, She was partnered with Cheetah Girls star Sabrina Bryan. The pair was voted off the show on 30th October 2007. They have been the only couple invited back for an exhibition dance.
His partner for season 6 was Olympic Gold medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. And they won the season. ABC announced the cast of the seventh season of Dancing with the stars, with him paired with reality television star Kim Kardashian on 25th August 2008.
They were the third couple eliminated, finishing in eleventh place, on 30th September 2008. Then, in season 8th of Dancing with the stars, She paired with Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, winning that season’s competition on 19th May 2009.
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. Then, in season 10, he was partnered with actress Shannen Doherty. They were the first couple eliminated, on 30th March 2010. Instead of that, Shannen & Mark hold a higher average than a few celebrities who latest longer than they did.
After that, in season 11, Mark Ballas was partnered with Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and U.S. Vice-president candidate Sarah Palin. They make it to the finale and finished in third place. Then, in season 12, he was partnered with Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane. They made it to the finals where they finished in third place. For his choreography with Kane, specifically the Jive (“I Write Sins Not Tragedies”).
In season 13, He was partnered with reality star Kristin Cavallari where they were the 3rd couple eliminated finishing in 10th place. In spite of this, they retained a higher average than a few couples that easily outlasted them, including Nancy Grace & Tristan McManus, the quarter-finalists of the season.
In season 14, Mark Ballas was partnered with Classical Singer Katherine Jenkins. They make it to the finale where they finished as the runners-up, losing to Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd. In season 15, he returned with his season 11 partner, Bristol Palin before being eliminated in week 4. In week 7, he danced with his 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. In season 17, Mark Ballas was paired with singer Christina Milian and they were the 4th couple eliminated despite receiving high scores and good comments from the judges. For season 18, Mark partnered with Full House actress Candace Bure.
For season 19, he partnered with Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson and finished in 2nd place behind Alfonso Ribeiro. For season 20, he was paired with the star of The Hunger Games film series Willow Shields. The couple was shockingly eliminated in week 7, finishing in seventh place despite receiving high scores throughout the season.
In season 21, he was partnered with actress Alexa PenaVega. They were eliminated in week 9 and finished the competition in 6th place. For season 22, he was paired with UFC mixed martial artist Paige VanZant. Ballas and VanZant made it to the finals of the show and finished in second place. Ballas was not part of the season 23 & 24 casts.
For season 25, he returned as a professional dancer and was paired with violinist Lindsey Stirling. For season 31, he returned to the show and was partnered with social media personality and dancer Charlie D’Amelio. They won the competition, making this Ballas’s third win on the show.
Mark Ballas Records
- On Dancing With the Stars, Ballas has set and broken numerous records in the course of his 18 seasons.
- Highest premiere score of 27 with Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6.
- This record was later matched by Amber Riley & Derek Hough in season 17, Charlie White & Sharna Burgess in season 18, and Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson in season 19.
- Male professional to place the same in finals twice in a row without winning.
- Pro with the most partners who received at least one score of ‘9’ on premiere night: 5 including season 5 Sabrina Bryan, Season 6 Kristi Yamaguchi, Season 14 Katherine Jenkins, Season 18 Candace Cameron Bure, Season 19 Sadie Robertson.
- He achieved this feat again in seasons 22 and 25, as he was not competing in Seasons 23 and 24. He had different placements.
- In Season 20, partnered with the youngest celebrity contestant, Willow Shields.
- In second place pro to finish the most times with Katherine Jenkins in season 14, In season 19 with Sadie Robertson, in season 22 with Paige VanZant, and in season 25 with Lindsey Stirling.
- Pro to make the finals the most times, he appeared in the finals 10 times.
Mark Ballas’s Net Worth
Mark Balla’s net worth is estimated at $3 million dollars. He is a famous Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Musician, Singer, and Songwriter. His annual salary is $300,000 (as of November 2022). He lives joyfully with his wife and family.
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Mark Ballas Amazing Facts
- Mark Ballas won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship.
- He learned to play the guitar at the age of 9.
- Mark Ballas adopted a rescue dog in 2015 and named him Hendrix.
- Mark Ballas was an extra in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which starred Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.
- With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
- Mark Ballas portrayed Charlie Price in the musical Kinky Boots on Broadway on 18th November 2018.
- Mark Ballas is a singer-songwriter duo, Alexander-Jean.
- Both of his parents are singers.
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