is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.

Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars.

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He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD Hurt Love Box in March 2011.

Ballas attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London.

dance floor as a pro for season 24, ET has exclusively learned. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)DANCING WITH THE STARS - ROBERT HERJAVEC AND KYM JOHNSON - The 10th anniversary celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is strapping on their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, MARCH 16 (- p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Professional dancer Kym Johnson and inverstor Robert Herjavec attend the premiere of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season 20 at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen Cocktails on March 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. Rodriguez/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: (L-R) Robert Herjavec, Shirley Ballas and Kym Johnson attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

"It's like, 'Thank you, LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson attend the 2015 Royal Ball Hollywood Gala at Millennium Biltmore Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

(Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 16: Dancer Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec attend ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' season premiere at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen Cocktails on March 16, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.

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At the age of 11, he earned a full-time slot at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, as well as earning a full scholarship. He then moved on to win championships at The British Open to the World, The US Open to the World, and The International Open to the World.

With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.

He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007.