Simona Biles to Sunisa Lee, a look at pro dancer Sasha Farber's 'DWTS' partners
Sasha Farber is no stranger to performing with athletes and has even gone on to strike long-lasting friendships with them!
As beautiful and as fun as it may look, dancing is truly all about discipline. It's a physically demanding art form that requires you to be on top of your game if you want to be the best out there. The pro-dancers on 'Dancing With The Stars' all have impressive track records, including multiple World Championship wins, putting them a cut above the rest.
Pro-dancer Sasha Faber is no strange to competition, having been on the show for quite a while now. Farber has had a range of partners over the years, most of whom have been Olympic level athletes, who've displayed the same amount of dedication he has. Although he's made it to the top 5 multiple times, Season 30 might prove to be his lucky charm, seeing that he is paired with the immensely talented gymnast Sunisa Lee this season!
Who is Sasha Faber?
Alexander "Sasha" Farber is an Australian American professional dancer. He was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved to Australia in 1986. Farber began dancing at the age of 13 and even competed in a variety of competitions, including the Australian Youth Latin Championships, which he won twice at age 17 and late represented Australia at the World Latin Championships. He was a part of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony and was also a part of the Australian 'Dancing with the Stars'. He is married to fellow 'DWTS' pro-dancer Emma Slater.
Season 30 partner Sunisa 'Suni' Lee
Having performed with Simona Biles, Tonya Harding and Mary Lou Retton, Farber is no stranger to working with pro athletes, especially gymnasts. And now, on Season 30, he'll be performing with Sunisa "Suni" Lee, an artistic gymnast and the 2020 Olympic all-around champion.
One person who is rooting for them is Lee's team member and Farber's former 'DWTS' partner, Simone Biles. Biles and Farber share a good relationship even after the show ended, seeing that he even helped her with her floor routine choreography, as reported by Pop Sugar.
When Biles withdrew from the Olympics, Farber even spoke out in support of her choice. "I feel so much love for her. It was weird because I couldn't believe it at first, but at the same time, I've never been to an Olympics, so I don't know [what it's like]," Farber told ET. "The pressure must be out of this world. Not only that, she's literally holding all of America on her shoulders." he added.
"For this 24-year-old to be in that position ... she is a phenomenal gymnast, everyone knows. But it just proves that you don't know what's going on inside of the other person sometimes, no matter how strong they look," he said. "So I really feel for her, but I know she's going to get through this." he explained.
And now, all eyes are on Lee and Farber, as they get ready to take on the dance floor. Biles, however, is sure that they'll win everyone over, as reported by Yahoo! News.
"I think America will fall in love with her because she has such an inspiring story." she said, while talking about Lee. "I wish her the best, we're definitely going to be watching her as we tour," she added.
His 'DWTS' track record
As with most 'DWTS' pro dancers, Farber first started out as troupe member in Season 14. In Season 17, he became a professional dancer and performed with 'Jersey Shore' star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and the pair came in 8th that season. He returned for Season 22 with actress Kim Fields and the two placed 7th that season. In Season 23, he was partnered with 'Little Women: LA' star Terra Jolé and they came in 5th. On Season 24, he was partnered with Olympic artistic gymnast Simone Biles and they placed 4th that season. In Season 26, he was paired with former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and the pair placed 3rd on that season.
In Season 27, he was partnered with former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton and they placed 6th. In Season 28, he was paired with Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke and the pair placed 3rd. In Season 29, he was partnered with 'One Day at a Time' actress Justina Machado and the dup placed 4th.
Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' premieres on September 20 at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the Episodes on abc.com and Hulu.