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Brian Fortuna
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date 20 September 1982 (1982-09-20) (age 41)
Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Partner(s) 4: Shandi Finnessey (10th)

Brian Fortuna was a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.


Brian Fortuna competed on one season of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with former Miss USA Shandi Finnessey for Season 4 and they finished in tenth place. Brian has also competed on the original British version of this show, Strictly Come Dancing.

Brian lives in New York and he specializes in Latin Dance. He comes from a family of dancers with both of his parents ranking nationally in both Ballroom and Latin Dance. Under his parents' influence he began to dance at the age of four at his mother's studio.

His achievements include: North American Amateur Latin Champion 2003, Imperial Dancesport Champion 2005, North American Top Teacher 2004 / 2005, National Ballroom and Latin Ten Dance Finalist.

Brian continues to compete in Ballroom and Latin Dance. He was also featured in the movie The Aviator and the television series South Beach.

Dancing with the Stars 4[]

Brian was partnered with Shandi Finnessey. They placed 10th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "The Power of Love" 7 6 6 n/a
2 Mambo / "Right Now" 6 7 7 Bottom 2
3 Jive / "Crocodile Rock" 7 7 7 Eliminated

The couple was the second to be voted off the competition on 19 March 2007. Fortuna was a cast member of the Dancing with the Stars winter 2007-2008 tour.