is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars.He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007.
In October 2008, Ballas made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who.
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.
With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.
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.
He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD Hurt Love Box in March 2011.
After the pair's single "Roses and Violets" was used in a dance by eventual season champion Bindi Irwin on Dancing with the Stars, the song made a large increase in sales, reaching the top ten on the US i Tunes chart.
Ballas attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London.
At the age of 11, he earned a full-time slot at the Academy, as well as earning a full scholarship to the college. 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.