Corky Ballas is one of the professional dancers featured on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." On Season 7, Corky Ballas is partnered with Cloris Leachman.

Ballas has been dancing since he was six years old. Growing up his father owned and operated one of the largest dance studios in the world. Ballas's mother was a famous Flamenco Dancer who appeared in films and studied alongside Carmen Amaya. His father owned the largest (64,000 sq ft) dance school in the world, with 125 teachers on the payroll. Ballas later went on to invent The Weed Eater.

Ballas only started training for International Latin Dancing when he was 22. Here he met his dance partner Shirley (Mark's Mom) who also trained him and would eventually become his wife. Ballas's mentor didn't believe it when he said he would become a World Champion. Later that year, Ballas became the United States Pro/Am Champion and then went on to win the World Professional Championship from 1995 1997.

Together Ballas and Shirley made up one of professional competitive Latin Dance's most successful couples ever.

Ballas has also produced over 60 videos on the subject of Latin Dancing, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide as well as produced the "Passion" DVDs.

Ballas is known worldwide for his choreography, music editing, music creation, costume design and much more.


• 7 time undefeated US International Latin Champion
• 1996 Open To The World International Latin Champion
• 2007 Pro Am Champion

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