Cheryl Burke Works Hard For One Last ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Win

Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas

Cheryl Burke is ready to hang up her dancing shoes. This will be her last season on Dancing with the Stars. The DWTS professional dancer once again spoke out about this being her last season on the series, but her time on the show is not over yet. Cheryl Burke shared a photo on her Twitter account on Sunday night. Mark Ballas and Jenna Johnson stood beside Burke, and the three were busy with rehearsals for Monday night’s show.

This season, Cheryl Burke is paired with Antonio Sabato Jr. She shared a photo of the two of them together during a break from rehearsals. Burke traveled to Kentucky work with Antonio on his salsa. Cheryl and Antonio are both smiling in the new photo.

However, Cheryl has admitted her frustration with Antonio Sabato Jr. this season. He is not a dancer. In fact, she revealed to TV Guide that he has zero dance experience. That has led to some battles between Cheryl and Antonio during rehearsals. Cheryl did work with Alfonso Ribeiro, and he was easier to work with because of his previous dance experience.

However, the focus on Cheryl Burke has been on her departure from Dancing with the Stars. Burke announced that this might be her final season on the series before it premiered last month. Burke admitted that leaving the series would not be easy for her.

“As of now, it’s still up in the air if I’m coming back or not. Contractually, my contract is over and there’s other opportunities that have been out there for me. Will it most likely be my last season? I would have to say yes It’s so hard for me to talk about this, because I owe my life to Dancing with the Stars. They’ve changed my life completely. They’re my family and it’s always hard to say goodbye.”

Cheryl Burke joined Dancing with the Stars at the start of Season 2, and she won the mirror ball trophy with Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith during her first two seasons. It does appear that Burke has her work cut out for her if she wants to leave DWTS with a win at the end of this season.

However, she has other things to focus on. Inquisitr recently reported that Cheryl Burke has a new romance in her life, but the man she is dating is not someone new to her. Burke is dating JT Torregiani. Burke and JT have known each other for 10 years, but their relationship went from friendship to romantic over the summer. JT went to watch Cheryl and Antonio perform this season, and Burke calls him “super supportive” of her career.

Cheryl Burke has not had the easiest time looking for love. She even expressed interest in appearing on The Bachelorette a few years back. Cheryl stepped out with JT to attend Mario Lopez’s birthday bash. According to Daily Mail, Burke wore a low cut black dress to the party on Saturday night.

What do you think? Are you sad to hear that Cheryl Burke is ready to leave Dancing with the Stars after this season?

[Photo: Cheryl Burke Twitter]