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Mark Ballas's Biography

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Although Mark Ballas was born in Houston, Texas, when he was very young his family moved to London.

Mark's parents are the famous dancers Shirley and Corky Ballas. In series 7 of Dancing with the Stars, Corky Ballas danced for the first time on Dancing with the Stars.

Mark Ballas started dancing aged six, but he has also amassed credits as a singer and actor, for example, playing the lead in the musical Copa Cabana.

Mark Ballas's professional dance partner was fellow Dancing with the Stars dancer, Julianne Hough.

Mark and Julianne's dance titles include the junior gold medal at the 2001 International Championships.

Julianne and her brother Derek Hough, another Dancing with the Stars stalwart, used to live with the Ballas family in London and Mark and Derek were in a band together.

Mark Ballas on Dancing with the Stars

In Dancing with the Stars season 12, Mark Ballas was partnered with Chelsea Kane. They came third.

In season 11 of Dancing with the Stars, Mark Ballas was paired with Bristol Palin. They also came third.

In Dancing with the Stars season 10, Mark Ballas danced with Shannen Doherty. However, they were the first couple to be eliminated.

In Dancing with the Stars season 9, Mark Ballas partnered Melissa Joan Hart.

They were the 7th couple to be eliminated and eighth couple to leave the series.

In Dancing with the Stars season 8, Mark Ballas danced to victory partnered by Shawn Johnson.

Dancing with the Stars season 7 was Mark Ballas's third time on the show. In series 7, Mark Ballas partnered Kim Kardashian. Kim and Mark were the third couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.

In Dancing with the Stars series 6, Mark Ballas danced to victory with Kristi Yamaguchi.

In series 5, Mark Ballas's debut on Dancing with the Stars, he partnered Sabrina Bryan, with whom he became romantically linked for a while.

Personal Life

In September 2011, People reported that Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano had split up.

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