In the vernacular, he is known as a professional dancer especially through the show Dancing with the Stars. Mark Ballas is also a singer, choreographer, and actor. Although nowadays he enjoys playing the guitar and performing original music with his wife, Brittany Carlson. Let us learn more about the personal and professional life of this handsome, multi-talented artist and satisfy our curiosity about what his sexuality is and who his wife or girlfriend really is.
Mark Ballas’ Bio and Ethnicity
Mark Alexander Ballas, who became famous through the television show “Dancing With The Stars”, was born on May 24, 1986, in Houston, Texas, as the son of Corky Ballas and Shirley Rich. He comes from a family with a long line of musicians. While his father, Corky, was a flamenco guitarist, his mother, Shirley, was a dancer, his grandmother a castanet player, and his uncle a guitarist. His paternal grandfather, George Ballas, was a popular man known for his invention of the Weed Eater lawn trimmer.
Mark Ballas’ pedigree is mixed – Greek, Mexican, Spanish, and English – but he is American by nationality and his ethnicity is white. He is talented and versatile as a dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and also plays the guitar very well. Mark is the singer and songwriter of the Ballas Hough Band, he is the lead singer and also plays guitar. He also formed a music group – a duo – with his wife, Alexander Jean.
He started writing poetry at the age of 5. After leaving Rosemead Preparatory School in South London, he enrolled at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where he studied art under a scholarship program. He was eleven years old at the time, and by the age of 13 he was already writing real songs that made him sing, and he decided to take singing lessons to develop his voice.
He won the Performer of the Year award in 2005, and gradually won three championships – the British Open to the World, the U.S. Open to the World, and the International Open to the World. Mark, who was so talented at a young age, also won the Latin American Junior Dance Championships and the gold medal at the Junior Olympic Games with his former partner Juliana Hough. In 2011 Ballas was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding choreography and in the same year he released his first solo CD “HurtLoveBox”.
Speaking of actors: Mark Ballas played the leading role in the musical film “Copacabana”, in which he played the role of Tony. He was the lead dancer on the nationwide tour of the Spanish musical Maria de Buenos Aires in the UK and also played the role of Ritchie Valens, the understudy on Buddy’s nationwide tour in the UK. He also has an acting role in the popular film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. He was a guest at the season premiere of Samantha Who, and on 6 September 2016, it was announced that Mark will be the last actor to play the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before production ceases in 2017.
Is Mark Ballas Gay?
As far as his sexuality is concerned, Mark Ballas is happily married to BC Jean, who happens to be a woman, so he is definitely not gay and he is also not bisexual. Although it is generally believed that male dancers and choreographers are gay, Mark is not. The good-looking, talented singer, actor, and dancer responded to the rumor that he was gay when he responded to the rumor that he wouldn’t refuse to dance with a male contestant in the show “Dancing With The Stars”, but that he wouldn’t become gay if he agreed with the idea.
Who is his Wife or Girlfriend?
Mark Ballas is married to the Breton Jean Carlson, who is widely known as BC Jean. They got engaged in November 2015 after three years together and finally married one year later – on November 25, 2016, in Malibu, California, United States. BC Jean was born on April 22, 1987, in San Diego, California, as the daughter of Lori Carlson, her mother. Her father was a stockbroker who played trumpet and piano. From her parents, she also learned to sing, just like her husband, and she is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.