Cheryl Burke is one of the few Dancing with the Stars pros who has been around since the show’s second season. So far, she’s participated in about 18 seasons of the show, has won the coveted Mirror Ball trophy twice, has opened her own dance studio (which closed in 2015) and has her own line of active wear. Even though she’s been around in the professional dancing world for over a decade now, she’s still a bit of an enigma, but we’re trying to rectify that. Here are 7 things you didn’t know about Cheryl Burke:
7. A Quiet Child
As a child, the Dancing with the Stars pro never talked and her mother briefly worried that she was deaf; however, doctors concluded that she wasn’t speaking because the various languages that were being spoken in her house confused her. While English was spoken in her household, Cheryl had a Filipino nanny called Ima who spoke Tagalog to her.