Mark is highly versatile as far as talent is concerned but his appearances on ABC with the stars, to dance has established him. He is deft in both dancing and choreography as well.

Along with dancing ability, he has also shown his aptitude in acting. He has the terrific skill and charm to hold back the audience with his performance. The man who can dance, sing and act had already got enough fame so far and his net worth are no less than $2 million.

Early life

Mark was born in Houston, Texas, the United States on 24th May 1986. He is the son of Shirley Ballas and Corky Ballas. He is born to a dancing family. The paternal grandparent of Mark has Greek, Spanish and Mexican descent. His mother is of English heritage, and their generations have grown in the United Kingdom. So it is evident that Mark has a terrific blending of different culture and tradition. Furthermore, George Ballas who was Mark’s paternal grandparent had invented Weed Eater lawn trimming machine.

He was adorned by some wonderful and amazing skills from the early childhood.  He got enrolled himself in Rosemead Preparatory School which is in South London. When he was just eleven, he got a full-time slot to show his talent and skills at Italia Conti Academy of Theater. His performance was further rewarded by scholarship.

He became the ‘Performer of the Year’ in 2005. After this he moved from The British Open to the World, US Open to the World and International Open to the World and won championships. He joined hand with Jullianne Hough, a perfect match to watch the efficacy of dance. The duo had won Junior Latin American Dance Championship. The Junior Olympics have also enriched them with a gold medal.


The career of this marvelous dancer has started from the early days. At the tender age of eleven Mark had successfully set the mark of his talent in the heart of his audience. On completion of each performance, the audience will burst in appreciation. It is really tough to gather ideas to understand how Mark has treated all his talents equally.

Although Mark is multi-talented, he is better known for his professional ballroom dancing performances that he has given in series on ABC. In 2007 he joined Sabrina Bryan who is an American dancer and singer, to perform in the Dancing with the Stars in season five. In that season the duo was declared seventh.

Next season Mark wanted to perform even better than the last season. He made his approach to Kristi Yamaguchi who was a terrific figure skater to perform in the season. By the time Kristi was in the news for her great performance which earned her a much deserve Olympic Gold Medal. The due gave a stupendous performance which was highly applauded by the viewers and to give icing on the cake they were declared a winner on 20th May 2008.

One he got the momentum the fabulous journey was on. Consecutively in the next session, he again came up with a magnificent presentation of some marvelous pieces of routines. This time no other but he teamed with Shawn Johnson who had already established herself in the arena of American artistic gymnastics. Surpassing challenges of another highly talented performer the duo of Mark and Shawn was selected as the winner of the session.

In the coming sessions, Mark teamed with some prominent personalities who loved to have Mark as their partner. Among them Melissa Joan Hart and Shannen Doherty who are actresses, reality stars Kristin Cavallari, classical singer Katherine Jenkins, Aly Raismanfor who was an Olympic champion and much more. He didn’t become the winner in the later sessions but got close to be the champion. He received the second rank with his partners Katherine Jenkins and Sadie Robertson in the 14th and 19th sessions respectively. He had also got the third rank in 11th, 12th and 18th session.

Mark has performed in the lead role of the musical film ‘Copacabana.’ He played an extra in ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’ He was the main dancer for ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’ in the national tour of UK. Mark was nominated for Emmy in 2011 for his overwhelming choreography.

Personal life

‘If I Were a Boy’ had made her in the mind of the listeners and Mark heard her beats in the heart, she is BC Jean. They were together from 2012. Their love got the final turn as the couple got married on 25th November 2015.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Mark Alexander Corky Ballas Jr.

Date of Birth: 24th May 1986

Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States

Age: 31 Years

Profession:  Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Singer, Lyricist, Musician

Height:  5 Feet 6 Inches

Weight: NA

Net worth:  $2 million