Alan then became a professional partner on Season 25 and was paired with pop star Debbie Gibson. Following an early elimination, Alan was partnered with Mirai Nagasu for Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, but they were ousted during the semifinals.
Now, it's time for Alan to shine -- and maybe even win a mirrorball trophy -- thanks to his choreography and undeniable chemistry with his celebrity partner, Alexis Ren.
The fascinating couple has danced their way into the Season 27 finale, and they will perform again for home viewer votes on November 19.
Until fans can watch Alan take the stage, let's learn more about this handsome Russian ballroom dancer.
Below is a list of 7 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Alan Bersten.
- Alan competed on Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance back in 2013 when he was 19 years old.
Alan was eliminated in Week 6 of the competition, finishing in the Top 12 dancers and the Top 6 men.
- He was born on May 26, 1994. His family is from Russia but Alan grew up in Minnetonka, MN -- where despite his cold-weather upbringing, he had said he never went skiing or snowboarding.
FOLLOW REALITY TV WORLD ON THE ALL-NEW GOOGLE NEWS!
Reality TV World is now available on the all-new Google News app and website. Click here to visit our Google News page, and then click FOLLOW to add us as a news source!
- Alan is the youngest of three siblings, and his older brother Gene also previously auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance's tenth season. Alan thanks his older brother for teaching him how to dance.
- Alan played the guitar when he was younger and began dancing at age 7. He also attended the University of Minnesota.
- Alan loves watching documentaries, is addicted to chess, and considers gummy bears to be his weakness.
- The 24-year-old professional dancer recently suffered a rare and potentially-fatal condition called hyperparathyroidism due to a tumor in his neck that was disrupting the balance of calcium in his blood.
Alan underwent a serious surgery in April and had the tumor removed. Luckily, the tumor was benign and Alan had a very short recovery time, but a big scar will always remain.