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Shirley Ballas


Professional ballroom dancer whose success in Latin dance received her the title of “The Queen of Latin.” She’s the mom of Tag Ballas, who’s known for his focus on Dancing using the Superstars. She produced a name for herself in the 1980s with her partner and hubby at that time Sammy Stopford, with whom she gained the 1983 International Latin American Dance Tournament. She and Stopford also completed second in a number of Globe Latin Dance Championships in the 1980s. She also gained the 1995 competition with her hubby at that time, Corky Ballas. She was wedded to Sammy Stopford from 1980 to 1984 and Corky Ballas from 1985 to 2007. She and Karen Hardy possess both gained International Latin American Dance Championships.

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Full Name Shirley Ballas
Date Of Birth September 17, 1960
Place Of Birth England
Profession Dancer
Nationality British
Spouse Corky Ballas
Children Mark Ballas
Parents Audrey Rich, George Rich
TV Shows Strictly Come Dancing
Star Sign Virgo

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1Mother, with Corky Ballas, of Mark Ballas.



Strictly Come Dancing2017TV SeriesHerself - Head Judge
The World Champion YoYo Event2014DocumentaryHerself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Appearance
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2009TV Series documentaryHerself

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