Mark Ballas
Ballas in 2008


Professional Dancer




May 24, 1986

Mark Ballas, Jr. (born May 24, 1986) is an American professional dancer and singer. Mark Ballas has the most number of perfect 30s on the Freestyle dance, with more than three in the finals. Mark Ballas has won Dancing with the Stars more than once, with Kristi Yamaguchi and Shawn Johnson, the show's youngest contestant. He has a perfect 90 (30+30+30) more than once in the finals, with Kristi Yamaguchi and Katherine Jenkins. He has more than ten perfect thirties from his dances and contestant. He and Sabrina Bryan marked the earliest perfect 30 in a week, because the record was broke again by Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke.

He was a contestant on season 1 of Ben and Toad's Contest. He will be a professional dancer for season 2 of Ben and Toad's Contest. He was eliminated with Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel on the show's sixth week of the competition because it is a shocking elimination for Sabrina Bryan again and him and Louis. His partner was his season 6 champion Kristi Yamaguchi. It was announced that Ballas will be a professional dancer for the show's second season partnering season 10 champion Nicole Scherzinger and not partner Kristi Yamaguchi, Katherine Jenkins and Kristin Cavallari.

On April 28, 2013, when he was dancing at the Taj Mahal in India, he was hurt because Jiroemon Kimura said "Mark Ballas is hurt? Then go to my home of Kyotango and stay here until week 13 and then I come back!". He will miss dancing of BATC2 with Nicole Scherzinger for weeks 11 and 12.

Stars who have danced with Mark

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  5. Sabrina Bryan
  6. Kristi Yamaguchi Winners!
  7. Kim Kardashian
  8. Shawn Johnson Winners!
  9. Melissa Joan Hart
  10. Shannen Doherty
  11. Bristol Palin
  12. Chelsea Kane
  13. Kristin Cavallari
  14. Katherine Jenkins
  15. Bristol Palin
  16. Alexandra Raisman


Ben and Toad's Contest

Ballas was not a professional for the first season but he is a professional for the next one. He played in season 1. In season 2, he partnered season 10 winner and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, who also plays Heroes vs. Villains for season 2 and the cast is called damp because there are supercentenarians (people over 110 years) playing.


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