Cheryl Burke Is Open To New Role On Dancing With The Stars

Cheryl Burke has been gracing fans with her presence on "Dancing With the Stars" for quite some time now. Burke first appeared on the "DWTS" stage in 2006, and she remained on the series for an impressive 26 seasons through 2022 (via IMDb). Her time on the series proved pretty successful, with Burke taking home the Mirrorball trophy twice.

However, all good things come to an end, and that's unfortunately true of careers in Hollywood as well. Burke waited until a day before the Season 31 finale to announce that the season would be her last on the show. "I am sitting here full of so many conflicting emotions about the words I am about to write," she wrote on Instagram before announcing that the next evening would be her last. 

She added, "This has been one of the absolute hardest decisions of my life & I am also confident that it is the right one." Burke also praised the show's cast and crew for being her "second family" since she was 21 years old. "I am excited about the idea of evolving, about being challenged in new ways, having the ability to expand my commitment to mental health advocacy, focusing on my new found love for podcasting, & I'm ready to face the uncertainty," she continued. Now, Burke is ready to move on to the next thing, though she's not completely ruling out being a part of the series.

Cheryl Burke keeps DWTS door open

It's the end of an era for Cheryl Burke as she hangs up her dress and retires as a pro on "Dancing with the Stars." Burke spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her retirement from the show that made her a household name, and hinted at what the future may have in store. "I am so emotional," Burke confessed. "I'm gonna miss everybody! This is it's crazy. It's like, this has been my family. This is all I know in Los Angeles."

When asked whether or not a spot at the judge's table could be in the cards at some point down the road, Burke didn't hesitate to make it known she would be thrilled with the opportunity. "I think the whole world knows at this point that I would definitely love to. But it's not up to me," she said. "What is up to me is my future, and I do know that it is time for me to evolve and see what else there is," She also noted that "there is life after 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

On November 22, 2022, Burke shared an emotional post on Instagram that captured her taking her "final bow." In the caption of the upload, she made sure to thank her fellow pros, Pasha Pashkov and Louis van Amstel for making her final performance "one to remember." We'll be interested to see where Burke lands next, but she would surely be welcomed at the judge's table.