Mark Ballas carries out a large case of bottled water from his local CVS in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (September 13).
The 30-year-old pro dancer and musician stopped by the store with fiancee BC Jean for a few items.
Speaking with AXS recently, Mark opened up about leaving Dancing With The Stars behind for Broadway.
“It’s definitely bittersweet. I’ll miss my friends and the creating and competing. I’ll also miss the crew and people who put the show together. I dedicated ten years to the show and was excited and ready to try something new,” he shared.
Mark added, “Theater has been a dream of mine even before I knew about Dancing With The Stars. To now be able to conquer this and be a part of the final cast [of Jersey Boys] is a huge honor.”
Mark Ballas snaps a pic during the Yo Kai Watch 2 preview event held at Siren Studios on Thursday (September 8) in Hollywood.
The 30-year-old future Broadway star met up with Dance It Out founder Billy Blanks Jr. and interacted with costume character Jibanyan at the event, which gave fans and VIPs a sneak peek at the new Nintendo 3DS game.
Mark actually took on the role of emcee and dance instructor, while welcoming all the guests. Later on, he was spotted trying out the new games, YO-KAI WATCH 2 Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2 Fleshy Souls, which are out on September 30th for Nintendo 3DS.
Mark Ballas is set to make his Broadway debut in the musical Jersey Boys, which just announced a closing date for January 15, 2017.
The 30-year-old Dancing With the Stars pro will join the show on October 18 as Frankie Valli. The show will have played 4,642 performances on the Great White Way when it closes and it currently is the 12th longest-running show on Broadway.
Jersey Boys was turned into a movie starring its original Tony-winning actor John Lloyd Young and it follows the story of the band Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The musical has grossed $540 million to date and has been seen by just under five million people.
The 30-year-old pro dancer and musician will not be returning to Dancing With The Stars this season — because he’s headed to NYC to star in Jersey Boys!
“I wanted to hand write this not to personally thank each and every one of you for the support over the years,” Mark wrote. “I am incredibly moved and grateful for all of your messages over the past 24 hours. I know many of you are concerned and curious. I want to wish all my DWTS comrades luck this season. I’ll miss competing and creating outside the box, however I am looking forward to this new chapter and venture that is beginning shortly. I will soon have new for you all on where you can find me, I hope to see you there.”
According to ET, Mark will star in a main role in the Broadway musical, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, the band responsible for such classics as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man.”
Mark also choreographed a jive routine for Ruby Castro and her all-star Paul Karmiryan. Ruby was sadly sent home that night.
“So incredibly proud of @rubylcastro she crushed it yesterday. Big things ahead for this little angel… #sytycdnextgeneration,” Mark shared on Instagram later that night.
He added about Tate and Kida, “These 2 blew my mind yesterday. Seeing them step out of their comfort zone & genre & take on a style as demanding Paso Doble & do it with such power & confidence was inspirational.. I was so proud of them.. Keep killin it @tatemcrae & @kidathegreat #fearless #sytycdnextgeneration.”
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The two were partnered up in season 16 and placed fourth in the competition.
“Words can’t describe how proud of this girl I am, I teared up watching her finish her floor routine last night, I remember having chats about her going to the RIO Olympics,” Markwrote. “I got to experience this girls tremendous hard work & dedication first hand, she will never shy away from a challenge or let anything hold her back no matter what obstacle lays ahead of her. Not only is she an incredible athlete & student but has a heart made of pure gold, always kind, always caring & always genuine.”
He added, “I’m so proud of you @alyraisman Congratulations. #YouAreTitanium #TeamRaisNBall #rio2016.”
The official DWTS account also posted its congrats, writing, “We are so proud of #DWTS alum @alyraisman.”
But if he does return, he’s already got his dream partner picked out: “I don’t know. They do a great job of picking people that are entertaining and fun. If I could have anyone it would be Shakira. She’s, like, my No. 1 choice. I think she would be amazing.”