He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD Hurt Love Box in March 2011.After the pair's single "Roses and Violets" was used in a dance by eventual season champion Bindi Irwin on Dancing with the Stars, the song made a large increase in sales, reaching the top ten on the US i Tunes chart.
On September 6, 2016, it was announced that Ballas would be the final actor to portray the role of Frankie Valli in the Broadway cast of Jersey Boys before it closes in 2017.
On the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, Ballas was partnered with Cheetah Girls star Sabrina Bryan.
He began competing on the show in the fall of 2007.
He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011.
Ballas attended Rosemead Preparatory School in South London.