Ha cominciato a gareggiare nello show nell'autunno del 2007.È stato nominato per un Emmy per la Coreografia Eccezionale nel 2011.We haven't had a chance to do any of that [dating] or even talk about it.We didn't even realize that people would think that about us until they started asking us.I suoi nonni paterni avevano origini messicane, spagnole e greche, e sua madre è britannica.Il nonno paterno, George Ballas, è stato l'inventore del Weed Eater (letteralmente, il "Mangia-erbacce"), un apparecchio tagliaerba.And while ballroom redos sound like risky business, guess what?The scores soared—and the season's first 9.5 was given! "According to Bristol, Mark didn't show up for rehearsal the other day, and the remembrance of that left her in tears as she accused him of being "not there.""Can you not be like that?
(Maybe she doesn't remember that, though Mark won with Shawn Johnson, he got further with Bristol than he did with Sabrina Bryan.)"What does Sabrina or Shawn have to do with this? Which, good news for Bristol, Len Goodman called "easily [her] best dance." (She still finished up in last place, but her numbers Drew Lachey paid homage to fellow boy-bander Joey Mc Intyre's cha-cha and ended up being praised for his "power drill"-reminiscent booty."It worked for Channing Tatum, it's going to work for you," purred Bruno Tonioli.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough closed the show with Hélio's famous banana-man quickstep—but with a trampoline!
While on DWTS, Ballas has had dance partners from Christina Millian to Kim Kardashian and Bristol Palin. MB: John Mayer, Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, if he were still alive, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran.
È anche cantante, cantautore e musicista e ha pubblicato il suo primo CD da solista Hurt Love Box nel marzo 2011.
Mark Ballas è nato a Houston, Texas, figlio dei ballerini Corky Ballas e Shirley Ballas (nata Rich).