June 27, 2011 10:00 AM by Veronica Dudo
Professional ballroom dancer, Cheryl Burke is fierce on ABC’s hit-reality TV show Dancing with the Stars and her drive is just as intense in the business world. We caught up with the pro in a recent trip to Atlantic City and got the scoop on her shoe line debuting next week, her new fitness line and what it’s like working with fellow cast members!
Hosting a pool party with fellow pro dancer Mark Ballas, the pair mingled with fans and relaxed in cabanas at The Pool After Dark inside Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City. With over 18 years of dance experience and several championship titles; 26 year old Burke continues to take the industry by storm opening dance studios, designing fitness clothes and even launching a shoe line.
Can you talk about your shoe line scheduled to debut next week?
I have my shoe line coming out on Home Shopping Network July 5 that we’ve been preparing for, for the last year. They’re for women that always have problems wearing heels because their back hurts it’s supposed to be as comfortable as a dance shoe. The product in the shoe, the actual sole of the shoe is formatted differently than normal.
You’re also working on a new clothing line, what is the focus?
I have a clothing line as well–a fitness line. I’m developing it right now and it’s coming out in July and it’s going to be through Jazzercise as of right now but we’ll be in different boutiques as well.
You appear very close with your Dancing with the Stars fellow cast mates, do you share a special bond with them?
Absolutely! We’ve gone through this whole journey together; it’s been ups and downs but you know what, we’ve become so close and we’re here and we’ve known eachother since before the show started so we’re really in it together.
When you’re on hiatus from Dancing with the Stars are you able to relax?
It’s the opposite. We work year round because we all have other things that we’re doing individually and that’s the only time to do it, is on our hiatus and we do two seasons a year so it gets pretty crazy traveling a lot but we got to strike while the iron’s hot right now so we’re trying to do that.
Any special love interests for you?
I am single, (laughs) a single girl.
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