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Sasha Farber

Alexander "Sasha" Farber (born 9 May 1984) is an Australian professional dancer known for his appearances as a pro and troupe member on Dancing with the Stars.

Sasha Farber
Born Alexander Farber
(1984-05-09) 9 May 1984 (age 33)
Moscow, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, USSR
Nationality Australian
Occupation Professional dancer/choreographer
Years active 2000–present
Partner(s) Emma Slater (2011–14; 2015–)[1]

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Personal lifeEdit

Farber was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved to Australia in 1986. His family is Jewish.[2] He began dancing at the age of 13. When he was 17, Farber won the Australian Youth Latin Championships twice and represented Australia at the World Latin Championships. He was also featured in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony and featured in the second season of the Australian Dancing with the Stars. He was also an original cast member of Broadway production of Burn the Floor.[3] He dated fellow Dancing with the Stars member Emma Slater from 2011 to 2014. In December 2015, Farber made a post on his Instagram account confirming that he and Slater were back together. On October 4, 2016, Farber proposed to Slater during a broadcast of Dancing with the Stars after performing a dance together. The two are now engaged.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Dancing with the StarsEdit

Farber began appearing in season fourteen as a troupe member. However he was promoted to professional dancer in season 17 when he was paired with Jersey Shore cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.[5] The pair were eliminated in week 7 despite good scores and praise from the judges. He was placed back in the troupe for the next four seasons. On March 8, 2016, Farber was again announced as a pro for season 22 and paired with actress Kim Fields.[6] The couple was eliminated on May 2, 2016, along with Von Miller and Witney Carson, tying for 7th place. Farber returned for season 23 and was partnered with Little Women: LA star Terra Jolé. Jolé and Farber were eliminated on week 10 of the competition, finishing in 5th place despite tying for the top of the leaderboard, marking Farber's first time in the Semifinals. He returned for season 24 and was partnered with Olympic artistic gymnast Simone Biles. The couple was shockingly eliminated one week before the finals on May 15, 2017 after receiving two perfect scores and praise from the judges. For season 25, he will return as a member of the troupe.

Season Partner Place Average score
17 Snooki 8th 25.0
22 Kim Fields 7th 22.9
23 Terra Jolé 5th 33.9
24 Simone Biles 4th 35.6

With Nicole "Snooki" PolizziEdit

  • Placed: 8th; (average: 25.0)
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Wild Ones" 8 8 7 No Elimination
2 Rumba / "Just Give Me a Reason" 6 7 7 Safe
3 Quickstep / "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" 9 8 8 Safe
4 Jive / "Mickey" 8 81 8 Safe
5 Jazz / "Work Bitch" 9 9 9 Safe
6 Foxtrot / "Build Me Up Buttercup"
Switch-Up Challenge / Various
9
Awarded
9
3
9
Points
No Elimination
7 Samba / "Hey Mama"
Team Freestyle / "Bom Bom"
9
9
9
9
9
9
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Julianne Hough.

With Kim FieldsEdit

  • Placed: 8th; (average: 22.9)
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha / "Sax" 7 6 7 No Elimination
2 Salsa / "Conga" 7 6 6 Safe
3 Foxtrot / "The Facts of Life Theme" 8 7 7 Safe
4 Quickstep / "I Wan'na Be Like You" 8 8/81 8 Safe
52 Viennese Waltz / "These Arms of Mine" 8 6/63 8 No Elimination
6 Jive / "You Can't Stop the Beat" 8 8 8 Safe
7 Samba / "ABC"
Team Freestyle / "End of Time", "If I Were a Boy" & "Crazy in Love"
9
8
9
8
9
9
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Zendaya.
2 For this week only, as part of "America's Switch Up", Fields performed with Keo Motsepe instead of Farber. Farber performed with Paige VanZant.
3 Score given by guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

With Terra JoléEdit

  • Placed: 5th; (average: 33.9)
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Jive / "Stuff Like That There" 7 6 6 6 No Elimination
2 Quickstep / "Bewitched Theme" 8 7 8 8 Safe
3 Viennese Waltz / "Iris" 8 7 8 7 Safe
4 Samba / "Simcha" 9 8 8 Safe
5 Contemporary / "Stand By Me" 9 9 9 No Elimination
6 Paso Doble / "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" 7 81 8 7 Safe
7 Foxtrot / "Cheek to Cheek"
Team Freestyle / "Embrace"
9
8
8
9
9
9
8
9
Safe
8 Cha-cha-cha / "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
Salsa Dance Off / "Magic"
8
No

Extra
8
Points
8
Awarded
Last to be called safe
9 Charleston / "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
Team-Up Dance (Jazz) / "Big Noise from Winnetka"
10
9
102
92
9
9
9
9
Safe
10[7]
Semifinals
Rumba / "Scars to Your Beautiful"
Trio Tango / "Hideway"
10
10

10
10
10
10
Eliminated

1Score given by guest judge Pitbull
2Score given by guest judge Idina Menzel

With Simone BilesEdit

  • Placed: 4th; (average: 35.6)
Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Tango / "Untouchable" 8 8 8 8 No Elimination
2 Cha-cha-cha / "Burnin' Up" 7 7 7 8 Safe
3 Quickstep / "Viva Las Vegas" 7 8 9 8 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz / "Good Good Father" 9 9 9 9 Safe
5 Contemporary / "How Far I'll Go" 9 9 10 10 Safe
6 Samba / "Survivor"
Team Freestyle / "My Boyfriend's Back", "No Scrubs" & "BO$$"
9
8
9
8
81
91
9
9
Safe
7 Charleston / "Charleston"
Cha-cha-cha Dance-Off / "Crave"
10
Awarded
9
2
92
Extra
9
Points
Safe
8[8] Foxtrot / "What Makes You Beautiful"
Trio Paso Doble / "Don't Let Me Down"
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
9 Jive / "Faith"
Rumba / "Skyscraper"
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Nick Carter.
2 Score given by guest judge Mandy Moore.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stone, Natalie (October 4, 2016). "Dancing with the Stars Engagement! Emma Slater Says 'Yes' to Sasha Farber". People. 
  2. ^ Brostoff, Marissa (January 8, 2010). "Dancing with the Czars". Tablet. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sasha Farber Biography". Reality TV World. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Ianucci, Rebecca (October 4, 2016). "Dancing With the Stars Week 4 Recap: Did the Right Couples Go Home?". TVLine. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ Dancing With The Stars 17 Cast Revealed September 4 on GMA
  6. ^ "Dancing With the Stars 2016: Season 22 Celebrity Cast Revealed Live on ‘GMA’". ABC News. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Five Couples Remain as the Competition Heats up for the Semi-Finals, and Each Couple Must Perform Two New Dances, on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Monday, November 14". disneyabcpress.com. November 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 8, 2017". BroadwayWorld.com. May 4, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.