Shirley Ballas

Who is Shirley Ballas? How is the Strictly Judge & What’s Her Net Worth?

Shirley Annette Ballas is a dancer and dance teacher now she is returning to the British show Strictly Come Dancing 2020 along with two more judges Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood. You may be thinking about Bruno Tonioli as he has been serving since 2005 with Craig Revel Horwood. Bruno is stranded in Los Angeles due to restrictions of International flight. Have a look at every information about the Queen of Latin Shirley Ballas.


  • Shirley was born on 6 September 1960 in Wallasey, England.
  • Ballas got married to Sammy Stopford and separated after four years.
  • She owns the worth of approximated £3.8 million.

Shirley Ballas: Life & Career

Shirley was born on 6 September 1960 in Wallasey situated in England.  She and her brother Davide were raised by her mother Audrey as her father left them when she was just 2 years old. Her dancing career starts at the age of 7 years and in the same years she began performing competitively. When she was 15, travelled to North Yorkshire to associate British Ballroom Champion, Nigel Tiffany. According to her, it proved a tough time for her. She has turned 60 last month.

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Her journey doesn’t stop here, she moves to London with Nigel after two years. Their partnership desisted when a popular choreographer and dance teacher Nina Hunt forces her to audition to partner with Sammy Stopford. Shirley Ballas and Sammy Stopford have achieved the biggest honour, Professional Latin at Black Pool Dance Festival. She has appeared in various dance reality shows as a judge and guest. In 2009, she was seen in the dance reality show Dancing with the starts. Since 2017 she has been judging Strictly Come Dancing.

Shirley Ballas: Relationship & Family

When Shirley met to the dance partner Sammy Stopford in London for a dance competition, the duo started dating each other. Shirley Ballas was 18 in 1980 when she tied the knot to Sammy but their relationship didn’t go longer and ended just after four years in 1984. Though, the loving pair achieved so much at a  very young age in ballroom dance. They have obtained all the prestigious worldwide titles for the talented pair.

In 1985, Shirley ties the knot to Corky Ballas in 1985 and gave birth to a boy Mark Ballas. Mark is an actor, songwriter, choreographer, and musician. In 1995 and 1996, Corky and Shirley won Professional Latin at Blackpool Dance Festival. In 2007, Corky and Shirley divorced and separated from each other.

Shirley Ballas: Net Worth

Shirley owns the worth of approximated £3.8 million. BBC offered £180,000 to Shirley Ballas for Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. She accepted the amount and readied to serve. In 2018, she was paid £250K, an equal amount of Len’s former salary. Stay connected for more updates.

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