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Fabian Sanchez
Dancer Profile
Hometown New York City, New York

Partner(s) 6: Marlee Matlin (7th)

Fabian Sanchez was a professional dancer from Dancing with the Stars.


Fabian Sanchez competed on Dancing with the Stars for only one season. He was partnered with actress Marlee Matlin for Season 6, and they finished in seventh place.

Fabian was born in New York City to parents Freddie and Maleli. The family lived in Colombia, South America for ten years and ultimately settled in Birmingham, Alabama. His ambition was to play soccer professionally, so he took courses in a community college in hopes of gaining a scholarship. While working at a steakhouse he was approached by Fred Astaire franchise developer to take the training program....and the rest is history.

His accomplishments include: U.S. Rising Star Champion 1999, four-time Fred Astaire National Champion, three-time U.S. Open American Rhythm Finalist, World Mambo Champion at the American Ballroom Company's U.S. Dance Sport Champion, partnered with Christina Penatello.

Fabian and his wife Jacqueline own and operate a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Hoover, Alabama.

Dancing with the Stars 6[]

Fabian was partnered with Marlee Matlin. They placed 7th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Cha-cha-cha/ "Get on Your Feet" 7 7 8 No elimination
2 Quickstep/ "Mack the Knife" 8 8 8 Safe
3 Jive/ "You May Be Right" 7 7 7 Safe
4 Viennese Waltz/ "She's Always a Woman" 8 8 8 Safe
5 Samba/ "Samba Hey" 7 7 8 Safe
6 Mambo/ "Mi Tierra"

Country Western/ "Cotton-Eyed Joe"