Cheryl Burke to Star in NBC Variety Show in 2015
Cheryl Burke is heading to NBC.
Just weeks after announcing her departure from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Burke is slated to star in an upcoming variety show under the peacock network in 2015.
Burke, 30, will be one of several stars on a new variety show. The show’s title is still hush-hush, but Burke will perform.
“I never thought I’d be able to walk away,” Burke told PEOPLE. “But after a decade of something, it’s time for me to move on and try something different, to be challenged, to feel inspired. Dancing with the Stars will always be a part of my life. Dancing is what I’ve done since I was a little girl. But it was very clear the show only wanted me back as a dancer. They weren’t interested in using me for other things and letting me grow.”
“Instead of teaching people how to dance, I need to be taught something,” Burke continued. “I need to feed my brain with other knowledge. This was a perfect opportunity. My contract was very restrictive on Dancing with the Stars so I couldn’t do anything else. I’ve been waiting to add to my resume now for years.”