How DWTS Mark Ballas Became Passionate About Dancing, Performing, And More

Just a little interview with Mark Ballas to start us off today. He talked with Daily Burn about keeping in shape. They also asked him about dancing, performing, and Dancing With The Stars as well. Here is a take…

When did you start becoming passionate about dancing and performing?
I grew up in a very musical and dancing-orienting family. My grandmother was a famous flamenco dancer way back in her day. And I think that’s where it started for my dad’s side of the family. My dad is an amazing guitar player and a great dancer, and my mom, to this day, is still one of the most iconic and best female Latin dancers who ever lived. I kind of fell into ballroom dancing because of her. At that time I was doing a lot of jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, stuff like that. I was at an event with kids my age also doing Latin and ballroom dancing and I was like, “Wow, this is a great way to meet the ladies!”

“After Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, I was at the heaviest I’ve been in my life. I got on the scale and was like, no, this isn’t me.”

The truth comes out! So, how is your training going with Candace?
Brutal! We’re getting in shape in addition to training Candace. It’s tough because I train Candace in the mornings and then I go straight to the gym. It’s a lot but we’re getting there.

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