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Mark Ballas To Release Debut EP "Kicking Clouds"

August 16th, 2014

Mark Ballas is releasing his debut EP, "Kicking Clouds," September 16. The EP will include his two singles "Get My Name" and "Miss Incredible." Both are available on iTunes now! 


Dancing With The Stars Announces the Pro Lineup for Season 19

August 13th, 2014

Dancing With the Stars mixed things up for Season 19 by announcing the professional dancers who will appear before announcing the celebrity cast.  The announcement was made this morning on Good Morning America, and the cast for Season 19 includes two time champion Mark Ballas, who will be returning for his 15th season with the hit show. 

The slate of professional dancers includes:

Cheryl Burke-season 2 and 3 champion returning for her 18th season.

Derek Hough-5 time champion who returns for his 14th season.

Emma Slater-returning for her third season.

Karina Smirnoff-season 13 champion returns for her 16th season.

Peta Murgatroyd-season 14 champion returns for her 7th season.

Tony Dovolani-season 15 champion returns for his 18th season.

Val Chmerkovskiy-returning for his 7th season.

Witney Carson-returning for her second season.

The cast also includes 3 newcomers to the pro ranks:

Artem Chigvintsev-formally of Strictly Come Dancing and the DWTS troupe.

Allison Holker-formerly from So You Think You Can Dance

Keokantse Motsepe-formerly of the live show Burn the Floor.

The premiere of Dancing With the Stars will be September 19.


Mark Ballas Named KISS FM's Next Up Artist of the Week

August 7th, 2014

Mark Ballas was recently named KISS FM's Next Up Artist of the Week and appeared on the show to perform some of his new music from his upcoming EP.

Mark Ballas interview:


Mark performs Miss Incredible:


Mark performs Get My Name:


Mark Ballas performs Spank Me:


Mark Ballas releases lyrics to his upcoming single Miss Incredible

August 1st, 2014

Mark Ballas released the lyrics to his upcoming single Miss Incredible to Direct Lyrics on 7/31/14.  The song can be pre ordered on I Tunes now and will be released August 3.  

Miss Incredible

She got that fire,
I'm burning up,
Hopeless desire,
That I can't be enough of,
And she don't even know it,
That any given moment,
She'll be Rollin' with me,


I can't stop starin'
At her design,
Extraordinary,
And she don't realize,
Got that little extra somethin',
Can't put my finger on it,
But I like what I see,


Wanna put my hands all up on your body,
Take you further than you thought you could go,
You got the power and the touch of a goddess,
I’mma call you Miss Incredible,
All the girls around the world
You so incredible,
Her laugh's contagious,
She doesn't try,
One of those faces money couldn't buy,
And she don't even know it,
That any given moment she'll be Rollin' with me,


Wanna put my hands all up on your body,
Take you further than you thought you could go,
You got the power and the touch of a goddess,
I’mma call you Miss Incredible,
All the girls around the world
You so incredible,


She makes me feel incredible,
I wanna make her feel incredible,


Wanna put my hands all up on your body,
Take you further than you thought you could go,
You got the power and the touch of a goddess,
I’mma call you Miss Incredible,
All the girls around the world
You so incredible

...


Mark Ballas and Derek Hough to star in Mark and Derek's Excellent Flip

July 30th, 2014

Instead of dancing a perfect paso doble, champion dancers Derek Hough and Mark Ballas from ABC-TV’s Dancing with the Stars will be kicking up dust on their latest project -- a home renovation series on HGTV. Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip, a four episode series, will follow along as the multi-talented entertainers who recently co-purchased a house in Southern California completely gut and rehab the property before flipping it for profit. Currently slated to premiere on HGTV in early 2015, the series will be produced by Scott Sternberg Productions.


Hough and Ballas are ready to tackle the challenge of a total home renovation and say the finished residence will be a stunning showcase for the property’s amazing mountain views.  Each will play an active role on the work site -- participating in everything from demolition to décor.


“Mark and I have worked together for years, but flipping a house is uncharted territory for us,” said Derek. “At the end of the day, this house is a significant investment in more ways than one, so we have to make this flip work. We’re putting our own blood, sweat and money on the line.”

Mark added, “When we bought this house Derek and I both had BIG ideas. Since I am not much of a DIY guy, I’m really grateful that HGTV has stepped in to lend some expertise. We have good creative vision within several areas of the rebuild and I am really looking forward to seeing some of these ideas come to fruition. It’s an important summer project for both of us!”


About Derek Hough
Derek Hough, an Emmy Award winning choreographer and the winningest champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend performing arts school where he studied theatre, music and dance. During his time in London, Hough performed in London’s West End where he starred as the male lead in the stage version of Footloose. With celebrity partners on Dancing with the Stars that have included Brooke Burke, Ricki Lake, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley and Amy Purdy, Hough’s innovative and daring choreography has garnered him a total of five Emmy Nominations. In 2013, he paired with World Champion Ice Dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to choreograph their Short Program for the 2014 Winter Olympics. In Sochi, Russia, the duo was awarded the Gold Medal after performing that routine to record setting scores and rave reviews. Currently on a nationwide tour, MOVE Live on Tour with his sister Julianne, Hough’s first book, Taking the Lead, a biography is set to hit shelves in August of this year.


About Mark Ballas
Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas is a multifaceted performer and singer songwriter. Known for his dynamic energy and bold choreography, Mark stormed the U.S. scene over seven years ago, captivating over 20 million viewers per week on the ABC-TV mega-hit Dancing with the Stars

In May 2014, Ballas released his debut single Get My Name produced by Timbaland protégé producer, Wizz Dumb and Missy Elliott mentored writer Jo'zzy. The single broke Top 40 in its debut release on the iTunes pop chart landing #24 while the Get My Name music video debuted #1 on multiple MTV platforms. As part of the pro cast of Dancing with the Stars for the past 14 seasons, Ballas is a two-time champion (Season 6 with Kristi Yamaguchi and Season 8 with Shawn Johnson), and caused a media frenzy when he took performance newcomer Bristol Palin all the way to the finals in Season 11. In Season 14 Ballas took Candace Cameron Burre, who had never had any type of formal dance training all the way to the finals and a third place finish.


ABOUT HGTV 
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month.  The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI). 


Mark Ballas celebrates National Dance Day.

July 24th, 2014

Celebrate National Dance Day July 26 by joining Mark Ballas, Mary Murphy, Flash Mob America and more at Universal CityWalk Hollywood!  Mark will be performing his new single "Miss Incredible" live!  The event will be held at 1000 Universal City Plaza,  Universal City  from 6PM-9PM!