Former Professional Dancers

Brian Fortuna

Brian Fortuna is an American professional ballroom dancer, choreographer and instructor. He was born and raised in Philadelphia.

Brian’s parents have nationally ranked titles in ballroom and Latin dancing.  He started dancing at the age of four at his mother’s studio. He was the North American Top Teacher in 2004 and 2005, during which time he was also the Imperial Dancesport Champion.

Brian has appeared as a featured dancer in the film, ‘The Aviator’. He has choreographed and danced in the television drama ‘South Beach’ starring Vanessa L. Williams. Brian has participated in the fourth season of ABC’s American version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, he was the second to be voted off from the competition.

Brian is a teacher at the University Dance Centre in Collingswood, New Jersey. This is Brian’s first appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. His dance partner on the show will be the pop singer, Heather Small.

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Brian Fortuna

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