Sasha, a 25-year-old professional dancer and choreographer, is currently competing on his fifthDancing with the Stars season as a pro partner. He spent several seasons as a DWTS Troupe member before getting his chance to shine on Season 17.
Sasha has never finished a season higher than fourth place, but his fourth-place finish happened on Dancing with the Stars' 24th season with his celebrity partner Simone Biles.
Sasha is currently paired with disgraced former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding for the show's special athletes edition. Tonya wasn't sure how the audience would perceive her, but after the pair performed their first routine of the season, they received a standing ovation in the ballroom.
Tonya and Sasha have survived a couple weeks of competition, and the athlete is such a hard worker that she might just skate her way into the finals. Until viewers are able to watch the couple's next dance, let's learn more about the man behind the choreography.
Below is a list of 5 facts Reality TV World has compiled about Sasha Farber: -
- Alexander "Sasha" Farber was born in Russia on May 9, 1983, moved to Australia three years later, and began dancing at age 13.
- Before joining DWTS, Sasha got his feet wet by performing as a pro on the Australian version of the show.
- Sasha's family is Jewish and he has one sister named Svetlana Shapshal.
- Sasha got engaged to fellow Dancing with the Stars pro Emma Slater live on television in early October 2016 after dating her on and off for five years. The sweet couple just got married on March 25.