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13 December 2008 @ 08:47 pm
Interview With Corky Ballas  
Dancing With The Stars
Exclusive Interview with
Corky Ballas
 
Corky Ballas became a household name this September when he was partnered with the talented and funny Cloris Leachman on Dancing With The Stars.  However, long before he and his son Mark joined the hit show, he was very well known in the ballroom world, winning several championships with his partner and ex-wife Shirley Ballas. Corky was kind enough to let me interview him about his experiences on the show, what it was like working with a legendary actress and being a teacher to three of the show’s most popular dancers.
 
HOW DID CORKY GET INVOLVED IN THE BALLROOM WORLD?
 
Corky began dancing seriously at the age of twenty-one, despite protests from others who told him he was too old to be entering the professional dance scene. However, his love of dance and determination led him to entering dance competitions and meeting Shirley Ballas, his former wife and dance partner. Corky and Shirley went on to win several titles and competitions, eventually becoming world champions. Some of the titles he as won include World Pro/Am champion, eight time Undefeated United State Champion and World International Champion.