Sharna burgess is an Australian professional ballroom dancer and choreographer. Born to her parents, Ray and Lucy Burgess on June 21, 1985 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, she was an active child and loved dancing from an early age. She was also into several sports. At the age of five she had already started learning ballet, gymnastics and Jazz. At eight onwards her training in ball room propelled her to win many local and national titles.
At fifteen she represented her country at the world Ballet championships in both standard and Latin styles. Her stellar performance in this championship earned her accolades and she was selected to perform in 2000 Sydney Olympics Games closing ceremony. She also dances free style, disco, hip-hop, Jazz and swing.
At eighteen she moved to London and created a storm. She participated in many TV shows and was part of famous troupes. She collected numerous titles and appeared in TV show “Simply ballroom”. Choreographer Jason Gilkison gave her a spot-on tour with “Burn the floor” where she remained for six years. Later “Burn the floor” moved to Broadway.
After that amazing performance, she leapt into films where she choreographed Street Dance 2, 3D, released in UK, Europe, India, Australia and Asia in 2012. This led her into biggest prime time network TV show “Dancing with the Stars”. where she is best known for being a professional dance partner with many celebrities. Her highest ranking in this show was second position when she partnered Nick Carter.
They made average score of 27.2. Burgess had been regular with “Dancing with the stars” for eight seasons. In this show, she had the privilege of dancing with celebrity partners Andy Dick, football great-Keyshawn Johnson, Olympian Charlie White and TV host Tavis Smiley. She danced with wounded warrior and motivational speaker Noah Galloway in season 20 of the show where they finished 3rd and won the heart of millions of viewers.
How much is Sharna Burgess Net Worth in 2017
Sharna Burgess had a net worth of more than $900 thousand US dollars as of 2017. Her yearly income is estimated to be $88235 and she earns about $19608 from endorsements and sponsorships. Her earning for 2015-16 was $101471. It is estimated that an average person will take 17 years to reach Burgess Net worth.
She is determined to do well in her field by dint of her hard work and exemplary will power. In 2016 while performing at the world championships she had a tear in her knee ligament but she still continued in the championship semi-finals. Her injury aggravated needing ligament reconstruction and surgery. She is still unmarried and is active on social networking sites where she has a huge fan following like in Instagram, twitter and blogs.
In January 2017, she wrote on her blog “No man is an island, and that people should be social and not just online! Enjoy time with friends, join a club, go on a hike with someone and work on appreciating others and taking notice and interest in them and they will in you”.
Like a true celebrity, Sharna Burgess had the qualities of greatness ever since she was a child. She had the inborn talent of a dancer which she nurtured by dint of hard work and consistent training. Her focussed approach to be on the top in her field paid rich dividends and she is now an iconic role model for many aspirants in dancing and sports.