Ray Lewis & Cheryl Burke - DWTS 28 Sept 14, 2019 9:03:21 GMT
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NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis' life has been an amazing journey through extremes—from the impossible odds of a challenging childhood to playing 17 noteworthy years in the National Football League and his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2018. Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of the NFL. He led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV, where he was named Super Bowl MVP, and again in Super Bowl XLVII, in what would be the final game of his career. The Hall of Famer is only the second player in NFL history to win both the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP awards in the same year (2000). His 13 Pro Bowl selections are tied for the fifth-most in the NFL by any player and the most by a linebacker. He was named AP All-Pro 10 times and NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice (2000 and 2003).
Today, Lewis is a New York Times bestselling author for his breakout memoir, I Feel Like Going On. He returns this fall for another season as a member of Showtime's popular Inside the NFL. In 2015, Lewis partnered with Rob Wallace to found Power52, a growing company providing training, jobs and affordable renewable energy to inner city communities. Lewis is also an official partner with Under Armour, seeking to bring help and hope through community impact programs.
Lewis has been bringing his unique brand of inspiration and motivation to some of the world's biggest companies and organizations for years. He speaks from the heart with passion and authority, drawing from a wealth of experiences on and off the field. With audiences, Lewis shares his lessons of leadership: working through adversity, motivating those around you and inspiring the best in people.
Emmy-nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke partnered a Dancing With The Stars champion twice, with Emmitt Smith in season 3 and Drew Lachey in season 2.
Cheryl kicked off 2016 with production on Love on the Floor, a live stage show featuring professional dancers and Olympic and World Champion ice skaters coming together to tell the story of love and its many stages. Cheryl, who created and serves as the show's producer alongside live event giant IMG, was joined on stage by Kristi Yamaguchi, Meryl Davis and Charlie White and Daisuke Takahashi when the show made its worldwide premiere in June in Tokyo, Japan. In 2017, Cheryl again took Love on the Floor to Japan where it again played to sold-out audiences. A national tour is of LOTF is expected for 2018 in the United States.
In the spring of 2008, Cheryl opened her first of several dance studios, the highly successful Cheryl Burke Dance. In early 2011, Cheryl's biography, Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor and in Life, was released. In 2015 Cheryl launched her own clothing line, Cee Bee, with home shopping giant QVC as her retail partner. The line of active wear and workout attire features items that are designed to fit the active lifestyle of the average woman.
Cheryl made headlines when she was cast to coach on Lifetime's long-running reality series Dance Moms, replacing Abby Lee Miller after her legal battles.
Cheryl has been named one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful and often appears on Maxim's Hot 100 List. In 2008, Burke was awarded an Asian Excellence Award; and in 2010, she made a much talked about appearance in the music video for Ne-Yo's "Camera Phone." In addition to her onscreen roles, Burke is a noted motivational speaker. She often speaks at medical conferences, women's conventions and to school-age children about self-esteem and having a healthy body image.
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