Mark Ballas is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is best known for his appearances in the reality dance competition, Dancing with the Stars. He joined the show in season five during the fall of 2007 and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011. in March 2011, he released his first solo CD HurtLoveBox. Born Mark Alexander Corky Ballas Jr. on May 24, 1986 in Houston, Texas, U.S. to Shirley and Corky Ballas, he is of Mexican, Greek and Spanish descent on his father’s side, and of English and Irish descent on his mother’s side. His parents owned a dance studio in Houston, Texas, where he learned dancing along with Derek Hough and Julianne Hough. He has been married to singer BC Jean since 2016.
Mark Ballas Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 24 May 1986
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Birth Name: Mark Alexander Ballas Jr.
Nicknames: Mark, Alexander Jean
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Dancer, Choreographer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor
Race/Ethnicity: Biracial (Greek, Mexican, Spanish, English and Irish)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Mark Ballas Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 159 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 72 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Meters: 1.68 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Chest: 38 in (96.5 cm)
Biceps: 15 in (38 cm)
Waist: 32 in (81 cm)
Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Mark Ballas Family Details:
Father: Corky Ballas (Professional Ballroom Dancer, Competitive Latin dancer)
Mother: Shirley Ballas (Ballroom Dancer, Dance Adjudicator, Dance Teacher)
Spouse: BC Jean (m. 2016)
Children: Not yet
Others: Audrey Rich (Maternal Grandmother), David Rich (Maternal Uncle), Mary Rich (Cousin), George Charles Ballas, Sr (Paternal Grandfather), Maria Louisa Marulanda Ballas (Paternal Grandmother), George Ballas Jr. (Paternal Uncle), Michelle Ballas Pritchard (Paternal Aunt), Maria Ballas Jamail (Paternal Aunt), Lillian Ballas Miles (Paternal Aunt)
Mark Ballas Education:
Rosemead Preparatory School, South London
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Music Group: Ballas Hough Band (2005–2010)
Albums: HurtLoveBox, Sosv1, BHB
Mark Ballas Facts:
*He is of Greek, Mexican, Spanish, English and Irish descent.
*He grew up with Derek and Julianne Hough.
*He learned to play the guitar at the age of 9.
*Along with Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
*Kim Kardashian was his partner during Season seven of Dancing with the Stars.
*He is very fond of collecting guitars and sneakers.
*Visit his official website: www.markballas.com
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.