Sharna Burgess is an Australian ballroom dancer who is best known for being a professional partner and troupe member on the ABC series Dancing with the Stars. She is a two time runner-up on the show.
The 31-years-old Sharna Burgess grew up in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales with her parents, Ray and Lucy Burgess. As a child, Burgess was a tomboy, despites that she love to dance at a young age. She has involved in various sports and different styles of dance.
At the age of 5, Sharna Burgess started training in jazz, ballet, and gymnastics. When she was 8, her study of ballroom started and she won lots of local and national titles. When she was 15, Burgess was selected to represent Australia at the World Championships and performed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony, and the Standard and Latin styles.
At the age of 18, Sharna Burgess traveled to London, where she collected huge title and toured with UK show, Simply Ballroom. She was then cast for the Burn the Floor for six years when the show moved to Broadway.
Sharna Burgess Debut in the TV appearances on the Australian "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" in Netherlands and the Belgium. She linked the cast of the season 13 as a troupe member of Dancing with the Stars. While on the troupe member, she also supported So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Jason Gilkison on both the American and Australian versions of the show.
Sharna Burgess stayed on the troupe until the end of the season 15. Afterward, she returned as a professional for season 17 and partnered with retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson. For season 18, Burgess partnered with Olympic ice dancer Charlie White, where they were eliminated in week 9.
On August 27, for season 19, Sharna Burgess partnered with talk-show host Tavis Smiley, where they were eliminated in week 2. For season 20, she was partnered with motivational speaker and combat veteran, Noah Galloway, and entered the finals and completed in third place. For season 21, Burgess was paired along with Backstreet Boys singer, Nick Carter, where they made it to a final place and finished in second place.
For season 22, Sharna Burgess was partnered with NFL player Antonio Brown, where the paired made it to the semi-finals and eliminated and ended in fourth place. For season 23, she was paired with car racer James Hinchcliffe. Due to her knee injury from the earlier week’s rehearsal, Burgess had to rest during week 8-9. Jena Johnson substituted for her as James partner. The paired made it to the finals and ended in second place.
For this current season 24, Sharna Burgess is paired with Professional Bull rider Bonner Bolton, where she received low points and harsh criticisms from the judges.
Talking about the pretty lady personal Life, she is still an unmarried. But she has past relationships with boyfriend dancer Paul Kirkland, whom she dated in 2010. The ex-lover stayed together for 5-years and ended their relationship in 2015. Burgess reportedly dated her dance partner Bonner Bolton, however, they both denied about their relationship and said "we are just a friend."
The ballroom dancer Sharna Burgess has an estimated net worth of $ 750,000 dollars (2017).