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is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
Ballas is a professional ballroom dancer on the ABC program Dancing with the Stars.
He was also the understudy for the role of Ritchie Valens in the UK national tour of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story.
Ballas played an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as part of the Hufflepuff House.
As an actor, Ballas played the lead role of Tony in the musical Copacabana and was the lead dancer in the UK national tour of the Spanish musical Maria de Buenos Aires.For season 11, Ballas was partnered with Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska governor and U. For season 12, Ballas was partnered with Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane.They made it to the finals where they finished in third place.In October 2008, Ballas made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who.On September 6, 2016, it was announced that Ballas would be the final actor to portray the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before it closes in 2017.
His paternal grandfather, George Ballas, was the inventor of the Weed Eater lawn-trimming device.