Mark Ballas Biography
Mark Ballas born Mark Alexander Ballas Jr. is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Ballas has been a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program titled ”Dancing with the Stars”. He began competing on the show in season five during the fall of 2007 and due his dancing prowess, he was consecutively nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011. In regards to music, he released his first solo CD titled HurtLoveBox in March 2011. He is part of Alexander Jean; a rock duo that he formed with his wife BC Jean in 2015.
Mark Ballas Age| Birthday| How Old is Mark Ballas?
Alexander was born on May 24, 1986 in Houston Texas, United States and is 33 years old in 2019.
Mark Ballas Parents |Family
Ballas was born in Houston, Texas,USA in a family of two dancers. He is the son of dancers Corky Ballas and Shirley Ballas (née Rich). His paternal grandparents were of Mexican, Spanish, and Greek background, and his mother is originally from the United Kingdomand is of English heritage. His paternal grandfather, George Ballas, was the inventor of the Weed Eater lawn-trimming device. His Greek paternal great-grandparents, Karolos (“Charles”) Ballas and Maria Lymnaos were immigrants to the United States from Greece.
While he was young, he enrolled and attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London. By the time he was 11, Mark had earned a full-time slot at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, as well as earning a full scholarship. In 2005, he was awarded “Performer of the Year”. He then moved on to win championships at The British Open to the World, The US Open to the World, and The International Open to the World. With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
Mark Ballas Height & Weight| Eye Color
The singer and songwriter stands at a height of 1.68 m ; standing at 5 ft 6 tall. He weighs 75 kg (165 pounds). His eye color is Brown and hair black in color.
His body measurements include :Feet Size: 10 US (44 EU) Chest size: 96 cm (38 in) Waist size: 81 cm (32 in) Biceps: 38 cm (15 in)
Mark Ballas Networth
The dancer’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million with his income streaming from his income as a dancer, actor, choreographer and endorsements. Additionally, Mark’s income streames from the sales of his music.
Mark Ballas Wife
The dancer tied the knot with singer and songwriter Brittany Jean Carlson otherwise known as BC Jean. The two became engaged in November 2015 after three years of dating, and were married on November 25, 2016, in Malibu, California. Ballas is a member of singer-songwriter duo Alexander Jean which he formed along with his wife, BC Jean.
Mark Ballas Band | Alexander Jean
Alexander Jean is a duo formation made up of the singer and his wife BC Jean. They worked as a husband-wife American pop rock duo starting in the year 2015. The duo’s debut single was “Roses and Violets” which reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 “Bubbling Under” chart. They had success with “Waiting for You” and were nominated Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month in November 2018.
Mark Ballas Dancing with the Stars
On the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, Ballas was partnered with Cheetah Girls star Sabrina Bryan. On October 30, 2007, the pair was voted off the show. They have been the only couple invited back for an exhibition dance.
Ballas’s partner for season 6 of Dancing With The Stars was Olympic Gold Medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. They won the series.
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.
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.
For season 17, he was paired with singer Christina Milian. They were the 4th couple eliminated despite receiving high scores and good comments from the judgesMark has been on the show till the 25th season, missing out on season 23 and 24 only.
Mark Ballas Acting
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. He was also the understudy for the role of Ritchie Valens in the UK national tour of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story.
Ballas played an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as part of the Hufflepuff House. In October 2008, Ballas made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who.
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. On May 26, 2018, it was announced that he would play the role of the Teen Angel in the 2018 Toronto revival of Grease in a limited engagement from June 7–10.
From September 11, 2018 to November 18, 2018, Ballas portrayed Charlie Price in the musical Kinky Boots on Broadway
Mark Ballas Music
With Alexander Jean
- 2017: High Enough
- 2016: “Roses and Violets”
- 2016: “So Bad”
- 2017: “Paper Planes”
- 2017: “We Three Kings” (feat. Casey Abrams)
- 2018: “Stampede” (feat. Lindsey Stirling)
- 2018: “Waiting for You”
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