is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars.
Ballas's partner for season 6 of Dancing With The Stars was Olympic Gold Medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. On August 25, 2008, ABC announced the cast of the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, with Ballas paired with reality television star Kim Kardashian.
They were the third couple eliminated, finishing in eleventh place, on September 30, 2008.
On October 30, 2007, the pair was voted off the show.
They have been the only couple invited back for an exhibition dance.
On September 6, 2016, it was announced that Ballas would be the final actor to portray the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before it closes in 2017.
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They were the first couple eliminated, on March 30, 2010.
Despite that, Shannen & Mark hold a higher average than a few celebrities who lasted longer than they did. They made it to the finale and finished in third place.
For the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, Ballas was paired with Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, winning that season's competition on May 19, 2009.
He was partnered with actress Melissa Joan Hart for the show's ninth season.
As an actor, Ballas played the lead role of Tony in the musical Copacabana and was the lead dancer in the UK national tour of the Spanish musical Maria de Buenos Aires.