Brian Fortuna

 

Date Of Birth

20th September 1982
 

Biography

Brian Fortuna Biography:

Brian Fortuna is a Latin dancer from Haddon Heights, New Jersey. Fortuna’s mother, who owns the Universal Dance Center in Collingswood where he works as a private dance tutor, noticed his passion for entertaining when he was just four years old. He started dancing professionally ten years later, and is a graduate of Camden Catholic. Aside from winning dance championships like the 2003 North American Amateur Latin Championships and the 2005 Imperial Dancesport Championships, he has also appeared in the critically-acclaimed film, The Aviator, and in the television show, South Beach.

Currently, Fortuna can be seen on the fourth season of the ABC reality series, Dancing with the Stars. He has been partnered with former Miss USA Shandi Finnessey .


Dancing with the Stars Season 4:

Brian Fortuna and Shandi Finnessey

(Photos courtesy of ABC)
 

Place of Birth

Philadelphia, USA
 

Birth Name

Brian Fortuna
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Brian is interested in Outer Space and Cosmology, and collects Baseball Caps!
 

Awards

North American Top Teacher (2004, 2005)
Won 1st Place

Imperial Dancesport Championships (2004, 2005)
Won 1st Place

Philadelphia Festival Top Teacher (2003, 2004, 2005)
Won 1st Place

Classique du Quebec Championships (2003)
Won 1st Place

“Latin Nights” Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
Host and Choreographer

“Ritmo Latino”
Instructor and Choreographer of award-winning salsa team, won 1st Place in Philadelphia Parade.

American Dance Wheels
Instructor and Choreographer, wheelchair Ballroom/Latin.
 

Filmography

STRICTLY COME DANCING - Series 6 (2008)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 4 (2007)
SOUTH BEACH (2006)
THE AVIATOR (2004)
LIVE TO DANCE (2004)
 

Nickname

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Height

6.0
 

Quotes

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