She won her second championship with retired football star Emmitt Smith in the third season. Cheryl returned to the ballroom on March 19, for Season 4 , partnered with actor Ian Ziering.
She and Ziering were eliminated in the semi-finals on May 15, Burke in Cheryl Burke participated in a city Dancing with the Stars tour from December 19, to February 11, She also joined the second summer tour, which visited 24 cities between June 20, in Austin, Texas and July 24, in Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada.
Her celebrity partner for both tours was Drew Lachey. Burke competed on Season 5. Her partner was Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.
They were the third couple eliminated from the competition on October 9, The tour wrapped in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 10, Nine-Dance Champion Alec Lazo. The dancer returned to the show for Season 7 with partner Maurice Greene.
They were eliminated in Week 8 on November 11, and came in 5th place. She returned to the show's eighth season , in which she was paired with actor Gilles Marini. They were the runners-up for the season, losing to Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas. House of Representatives Majority Leader. She also made a fitness video based on Latin dances with Maksim Chmerkovskiy as co-instructors.
In season ten she was partnered with Chad Ochocinco. They were eliminated in the semi-finals and came in fourth place. Rick Fox was partnered with Burke in the show's eleventh season. They were voted off in the seventh week of the competition and came in 6th place. For the twelfth Season, she was partnered with wrestler Chris Jericho. They were voted off in the sixth week of the competition. In the thirteenth season, Burke was partnered with reality star Rob Kardashian.
They came in second place, losing to J. In the fourteenth season, Cheryl Burke was partnered with actor William Levy. The couple made it to the finals and finished in third place. In Season 15, Burke returns with former partner and Season 3 Champion, Emmitt Smith for a chance to win another mirrorball trophy. They were eliminated in the semi-finals.
For season 16, Burke was partnered with comedian D. Despite receiving low marks and harsh criticism from the judges, Hughley and Burke made it halfway through the competition.
For season 17, she was partnered with media personality Jack Osbourne. Osbourne's struggle with multiple sclerosis was a source of inspiration to Burke. For season 18, she was paired with game show host and actor Drew Carey. They were eliminated on Week 6 and ended in 8th place. The couple was eliminated on Week 7 and finished in 8th place. She was partnered with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. After a season off, Burke again returned for season 25 , her 20th season as a pro.