Shirley Ballas Bio


Relationship Statistics of Shirley Ballas

What is Shirley Ballas marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):In Relation
How many children does Shirley Ballas have ? (name):One(Marl Ballas)
Is Shirley Ballas having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Shirley Ballas lesbian ?: No

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Shirley Ballas is a married woman.

Shirley married to Sammy Stopford when she was just 18.

She was married to Corky Ballas in the mid-1980s. Their child, professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas, was born in 1986. Later the couple divorced in 2007.

Recently, she met panto Star Daniel Taylor during rehearsals for Jack And The Beanstalk at the Liverpool Empire.

Who is Shirley Ballas?

Shirley Ballas is an English ballroom dancer, dance teacher, and dance adjudicator.

She is professionally trained in international Latin division.

She won several championships titles which earned her the name The Queen of Latin.

Shirley Ballas -Birth Age, Family

Ballas was born as Shirley Annette on 6 September 1960 in Wallasey, England to George Rich and Audrey Rich. She has a brother David and a sister Julianne Hough.

When Shirley was just two years old his father left the family and raised by her mum and brother David.

Shirley Reconnected with her father George following the death of her brother David, who took his own life aged 44 in 2003.

Shirley Ballas-Professional Dancing Career, TV

She began dancing at the of age 7 and started performing in competitions in the following years.

At the age of 15, Ballas moved to North Yorkshire to partner British Ballroom Champion Nigel Tiffany. Two years later, she moved with Tiffany to London.

Shirley’s dance teacher Nina Hunt convinced her to audition to partner with dancer Sammy Stopford.

Their best result was winning Professional Latin at Black Dance Festival in 1983. Together their best results were winning Professional Latin at Blackpool Dance Festival in 1995-1996.

Ballas stopped competing in a dance competition in 1996, becoming a dance coach and judge for ballroom and Latin American competitions.

Ballas has appeared on Dancing with the stars, giving master classes and commentating on the show.

She joined the judging panel of Strictly Come Dancing series 15 on BBC One Replacing Len Goodman as head judge on 9th September 2017.

She appeared as a guest panelist of Loose Women on ITV and who Do You Think You Are, BBC in 2018, present she appears in Our School summer on CBBC.

Shirley Ballas-Net Worth, Salary

Being judge and choreographer Shirley has a net worth of $1m US. As a dancer, she earns around £17,101 which is around $23,044 US.

Shirley receives £180,000 by Strictly Come Dancing series 15.

Shirley relocated to the capital after living in LA, living in a beautiful home which features a huge TV and antique furniture.

The Sparkle company is a UK based company that helps to decorate her entire home.

Shirley’s boyfriend Daniel Taylor has an estimated net worth is $5m.

Viewers’ Angry Reaction

In Sunday episode of strictly come dancing Mike Bushell and Katya Jones went head to head against Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe in the dance-off.

Motsi Mabuse and Bruno Tonioli saved Catherine and Johannes while Craig Revel Horwood saved Mike and Katya. Her decision to save Mike and Katya made viewers angry.

Body Measurements

Shirley’s height is 5 feet 3 inches. She has Dark Brown eyes with brunette hair. Her body measurement is 35-28-35 inches.

Social Media

Shirley as Strictly Come Dancing head judge has 62.27k followers on twitter, 144.7k on Instagram.


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