Corky Ballas
Corky Ballas S11
Dancer Profile
Birth Date December 25, 1960 (1960-12-25) (age 56)
Hometown Houston, Texas

Partner(s) 7: Cloris Leachman (7th)
11: Florence Henderson (8th)

Mark Alexander Corky Ballas Sr. was a professional dancer from Dancing with the Stars.

Biography Edit

The father of Mark Ballas, Corky and his ex-wife Shirley trained their son and many of the professional dancers on the show, including Karina Smirnoff, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, Edyta Śliwińska, Alec Mazo, Brian Fortuna, Jonathan Roberts, Anna Trebunskaya, Jessie Desoto, and Lindsay Arnold.

He has competed as pro on two seasons.

Dancing with the Stars 7 Edit

Corky was partnered with Cloris Leachman. Placed 7th.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1, Night 1 Foxtrot/"I Wish I Were in Love Again" 6 5 5 Safe
1, Night 2 Mambo/"Coconut Woman" 6 5 5 Safe
2 Paso Doble/Bolero 5 5 5 Last to be called safe
3 Jive/"The Girl Can't Help It" 6 5 5 Safe
4 Tango/"The Big Date" 8 7 7 Bottom Two
5 Salsa/"Tres Deseos" 7 7 7 Safe
6 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Come See About Me"
Old School Hip-hop/"It Takes Two"

Dancing with the Stars 11 Edit

Corky was partnered with Florence Henderson. Placed 8th.

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-Cha-Cha/"Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me" 6 6 6 Safe
2 Quickstep/"Suddenly I See" 7 6 6 Safe
3 Waltz/"Edelweiss" 7 6 7 Safe
4 Rumba/"Yesterday" 6/6 6/6 5/6 Safe
5 Tango/"The Brady Bunch Theme" 7 7 7 Eliminated


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