• Mark Ballas and Derek Hough as kids.Instagram/Mark Ballas
  • Mark Ballas with former celebrity partner in 'DWTS' Chelsea KaneInstagram/Mark Ballas
  • Mark Ballas with mother Shirly BallasInstagram/Mark Ballas
  • Mark Ballas and BC JeanInstagram/Mark Ballas
  • Mark Ballas and Willow ShieldsInstagram/Mark Ballas
  • Mark Ballas posts selfies from when 'DWTS' season 19 began and endedInstagram/Mark Ballas

One of the most popular dancers on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars", Mark Ballas, will be celebrating his 29th birthday on 24 May, Sunday.

The multi-talented singer/songwriter /musician/dancer/actor first featured in season 5 of the dance reality show as a partner to "Cheetah Girls" star Sabrina Bryan. He has won the mirror ball trophy twice; in season 6, with Olympic medallist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and then again, in season 8 with Olympic gold-medal winning gymnast Shawn Johnson.

Ballas has also been partnered with celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Melissa Joan Hart, Shannen Doherty, Bristol Palin, Chelsea Kane, Kristin Cavallari, Katherine Jenkins, Alexandra Raisman, Christina Milian, Candace Cameron Bure, Sadie Robertson, and most recently, Willow Shields.

Here are some of the best performances of Ballas on Dancing with the Stars, based on which, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011.