In week 7, he danced with former partner Shawn Johnson because her partner, Derek Hough suffered a neck injury.

He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD Hurt Love Box in March 2011.

Ballas attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London.

Ballas played an extra in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as part of the Hufflepuff House.

In October 2008, Ballas made a guest appearance on the season premiere of Samantha Who.

Ballas's partner for season 6 of Dancing With The Stars was Olympic Gold Medal-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. On August 25, 2008, ABC announced the cast of the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, with Ballas paired with reality television star Kim Kardashian.

They were the third couple eliminated, finishing in eleventh place, on September 30, 2008.

For the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars, Ballas was paired with Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson, winning that season's competition on May 19, 2009.

He was partnered with actress Melissa Joan Hart for the show's ninth season.

As an actor, Ballas played the lead role of Tony in the musical Copacabana and was the lead dancer in the UK national tour of the Spanish musical Maria de Buenos Aires.