Dancing with the Stars Champ is Not Anxious About Winning
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Dancing with the Stars two-time winner and professional dancer, Cheryl Burke, is not concerned about winning the dance show’s fourth season. She asserts that she is all for the experience and the enjoyment of the show. She told People, “I don't think it's pressure. Even after coming in last season after winning with Drew in the second season, it wasn't about, ‘Oh, I have to win again’…'It's about who I'm dancing with and making my partner the best dancer he can possibly be.”

As for her trophies, she keeps one at home in San Francisco with her parents, while the other one is still in her storage since she was on tour for quite some time. She expressed her positive sentiments regarding her career and her achievements saying, “Just being known for a skill you've worked on your entire life is an amazing feeling.”

Burke, a 22-year old New York-based professional dancer, is also a two time Emmy nominated TV personality. Her popularity escalated when she won the second season of Dancing with the Stars with partner Drew Lachey, as well as the third season of the show with Emmith Smith. Specializing in ballet, Latin and ballroom dancing, she has made dancing a lucrative profession, enabling her to compete and travel worldwide.

This season of Dancing with the Stars would showcase Cheryl Burke with Ian Ziering, actor popularly known for his inclusion on Beverly Hills 90210. Burke describes his new partner as a fast learner and a perfectionist. She added, “He can be really hard on himself. So I tell him, `Deep breath and let's try again.”

Also included on the show’s fourth season are Apolo Anton Ohno, Laila Ali, Clyde Drexler, John Ratzenberger, Heather Mills, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joey Fatone, Shandi Finnessey, Leeza Gibbons and Paulina Porizkova.

At present, the notable dancer is dating actor Matthew Lawrence, brother of Joey Lawrence who also competed on the show’s third season.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: The Associated Press