for the past 14 seasons, Mark has proven to not only be a fan favorite, but is also no stranger to the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
He is a two-time champion and a seven-time finalist—winning season six with Kristi Yamaguchi and season eight with Shawn Johnson.
He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD Hurt Love Box in March 2011.
Ballas attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London.
He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007.
When not dancing, Mark focuses on his other passion—music.
The pair performed together for the first time on the Season 20 premiere of ' next episode airs this Monday on ABC, so you can see more of Kym and Robert's chemistry for yourself!
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
We try our best to compile all news, pictures, music and videos about and by Derek – if you find something you think we’ve missed, feel free to contact us.
If you are a new fan of Derek’s and want to learn more about him, the “Accomplishments” and “Biography” buttons to the right (and above) contain pages of what we know (or think we know).
Please improve this biographical article by adding secondary or tertiary sources.