Sharna Burgess is a Los Angeles-based Australian-born creator, storyteller, professional pretender, choreographer, and all-around performer whose work spans theater, film, broadway, and television. Sharna Burgess rose to fame very quickly after appearing in ABC’s hit show, Dancing With The Stars in 2011.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Sharna Burgess is 37 years old. She was born on 21 June 1985 in Wagga Wagga, Australia. Her father’s name is Ray Burgess and her mother’s name is Lucy Burgess. She seems to be a single child of her parents.
She found a love for dance despite being a tomboy. Similarly, she was involved in several sports and different styles of dance growing up. At the age of five, she started training in ballet, jazz, and gymnastics. Moreover, she even went on to win many local and national titles. At age 15, she got picked to represent Australia at the World Championships in both the Standard and Latin styles and performed in the 2000 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies.
Professionally, Sharna Burgess is a Ballroom dancer and reality television personality. At age 18, she moved to London, where she received many titles and appeared on a UK tour with the show, Simply Ballroom. Afterward, choreographer Jason Gilkison gave her a spot on tour with Burn the Floor. She even got cast for six years. Then she became a member of the Burn the Floor cast when the show moved to Broadway.
Dancing with the Stars
Likewise, firstly she made television appearances on the Australian Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance in Belgium and the Netherlands. She also joined the cast of season 13 of Dancing with the Stars as a troupe member. While on the troupe, she supported So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Jason Gilkison on both the Australian and American versions of the show. She continued on the troupe until the end of season 15.
For season 16, she bumped into regular pro and partnered with Andy Dick. This time, she returned as a professional for season 17 and partnered with retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson. Unfortunately, the duo was the first couple eliminated. For season 18, she partnered with Olympic ice dancer Charlie White. Likewise, they were also eliminated during week 9 (the semi-finals) and ended in 5th place despite raves from the judges and high scores throughout the season.
She paired with talk-show host Tavis Smiley for season 19, They got eliminated on week 2, finishing in 12th place. For season 20, she paired with combat veteran and motivational speaker, Noah Galloway. They made it to the finals and ended in third place. For season 21, she paired with Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter. She along with Nick made a good journey and ended in second place.
Moreover, for season 22, she paired with NFL player Antonio Brown. They made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated and finished in 4th place. For season 23, she partnered with race car driver James Hinchcliffe. In between the journey she also got suffered a knee injury. However, she made it to the final and became second.
Season 24- Season 27
For season 24, she paired with professional bull rider Bonner Bolton. They were eliminated on week 8 and ended in fifth place. Likewise, she returned for season 25 and paired with former NBA player, Derek Fisher. They finished in eleventh place. For season 26, she partnered with NFL player Josh Norman. They made it to the finals, ending in second place overall.
season 27, she paired with radio personality Bobby Bones. Though the pair were getting low scores from the judges, they consistently saved by the viewers’ votes and shockingly won the competition.
On February 2, 2019, it was announced that she will be joining the Australian version of the reality dancing competition series as its sole female judge. However, she did not return for season 28 of the American version.
She has created her self-titled YouTube channel on September 15, 2019. Also, she made it her way to this platform to show the stuff that her fans have never gotten to see on TV and she wants to keep it super real. She loves creating, sharing, and trying new things. Her channel also will be posting dance content mixed in with it all. Moreover, she welcomed all the viewers to a look inside her triumphs and adversities, unfiltered opinion, her loves, and life.
Firstly, she posted a video titled “SHARNA GIVES BACK FOR CHRISTMAS,” on December 30, 2019. The video has garnered 19k views. Secondly, she posted a video titled “SHARNA BURGESS YOUTUBE TRAILER… FAIL.” Her popularity has made its way to other social media sites as well. She has garnered decent followers on her Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts as well.
So far, she has created 22 videos on YouTube to date and has garnered 13.6k subscribers with almost 371k total views. Further, she will be giving c0ntinuity to her YouTube channel as well. Her latest video on the channel titled “MEET MY DAD | Q&A, and BAKING | SHARNA BURGESS,” posted on June 15, 2020, featured her father on the video.
Moreover, she is embarking on an exciting new adventure as she also pursues a career in hosting and acting in television and film projects. Similarly, she is blessed to be doing her childhood dreams a reality as she lights up the stage and screen with her incredible talent.
This Australian ballroom dancer Sharna Burgess has earned a decent sum of money through her professional works as a dancer. She is famously recognized for being a professional dance partner on the hit ABC television series, Dancing With the Stars. Therefore, she has a net worth of 750 thousand dollars. Thus she lives a prosperous lifestyle with good fortune and fame.
Reflecting on Sharna Burgess’s personal life, she is single and straight currently. As of now, she is enjoying her single life in her 30’s. However, she sometimes feels widely confusing and frustrating as a single which she has mentioned on her YouTube channel. Talking about her past relationship, she dated choreographer and dancer Paul Kirkland from 2010 to 2015. Moreover, there is no information regarding her or any other significant past affairs.
She discovered she had a small tear in her knee ligament after her performance in the World Championships semi-finals. She did not take immediate action and insisted on completing the competition. Later, she needed knee ligament reconstruction surgery as she ripped two ligaments in half and lost all the meniscus in one knee.
Furthermore, she has successfully maintained a good image of her professional life. However, she has even not let any controversy access the professional as well as personal life. While on the 16th season of Dancing With the Stars as a professional dance partner with Andy, the pair continually received low scores and harsh criticisms from the judges. However, she was praised for her work with him.
Body measurements and Social media
The beautiful dancer Sharna Burgess has an amazing personality with charming looks. She has a good tall, height stands around 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m )tall, and weighs around 52 kg. Her body measurements include 33-24-34 inches. She wears a bra of size 32B. Likewise, her dress size is 4 US and her shoe size is 7 US. She has dark brown hair color with an attractive pair of blue eyes. However, she has currently experimented with her hair with a burgundy color.
She is active on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. On Instagram, she goes by the handle @sharnaburgess with more than 855k followers. Likewise, she has gained around 164.9k followers on her Twitter account and more than 99k followers on her Facebook account. Additionally, she runs a self-titled YouTube channel where she has amassed over 13.6k subscribers.
Further, she also has her merch where she sells different products. She even has a verified TikTok account with 15.4K followers and almost 42.2K likes. Besides that, she has provided her email id [email protected] for any kind of business inquiries.