While I love watching Dancing With the Stars to see the celebs, I also can’t seem to keep my eyes off professional dancer Cheryl Burke. Full of energy and life, she totally seems like someone I’d want to be friends with. So, I was really excited when Cheryl sat down with me to discuss her new role as the spokesperson for IDEOLOGY activewear...
TH: So you’re the spokesperson for IDEOLOGY, the new activewear line – what exactly does a spokesperson do?
CB: I live in fitnesswear, so IDEOLOGY and I make a perfect fit. What I want in my workout gear is comfort, flexibly and of course, style! The IDEOLOGY line captures all three of these characteristics so I’m happy to represent it. I’ve made appearances, spoken about the line and the best part is that I get to wear the entire collection!
TH: What are your favorite pieces from the collection?
CB: The sports bras are my fave. Any woman can tell you that a great sports bra is tough to find. Not anymore! These completely adjust to your body as you work out and the elastic isn’t too tight or too loose – great for all shapes and sizes! And I love the printed tank. When it comes to workout wear, it can be hard to find cool, pretty patterns.
TH: You’ve been dancing practically your whole life; what do you love most about it?
CB: Dancing has always been my escape in life…it’s a way to express myself through movement.
TH: You began in ballet, what made you make the switch to ballroom?
CB: I was bored with the slow music in ballet and I wanted to dance with a partner. Plus, I grew hips and couldn’t fit into my ballet outfit...
TH: After 12 seasons of Dancing With the Stars, what are some of your favorite moments of the show?
CB: Definitely being able to meet so many different people with so many amazing personalities. Plus, being able to share my love of movement and dance with others. Some of the contestants come in with absolutely no dance experience at all – it’s such an amazing feeling (and a challenge!) to show them the love of dance.
TH: Now, for some celeb dirt! Who was the most fun of all your dance partners?
CB: Without a doubt – Drew Lachey.
TH: Your autobiography came out last year; do you think you’ll do more writing?
CB: I want to be a voice for women & young girls and help them find their passions and strengths in life the way I found mine. I would love to come out with a children’s book about having a positive body image to reflect that and continue being a role model.
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