Alan Bersten
Dancer Profile
Birth Date May 26, 1994 (1994-05-26) (age 23)
Hometown Minnetonka, Minnesota

Partner(s) 25: Debbie Gibson (12th)

Alan Bersten is a professional dancer and former member of the troupe on Dancing with the Stars.


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Born and raised in Minnesota, Alan Bersten started dancing at the young age of seven. Growing up Alan became proficient in Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Bollywood and Broadway. Alan's diverse dances led him to win Youth Champ. and Under 21 National Titles.

At the age of 18, Alan was a finalist on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance and finished in the Top 6 Males. He performed a memorable blindfolded contemporary piece that had never been done on the show. Alan toured through North America with SYTYCD, and then joined Burn the Floor for their world tour. After touring the world, Alan received a recurring role as part of the show's choir, Vocal Adrenaline, on Season 6 of Glee.

Alan has been on five seasons of ABC's Dancing with the Stars on the professional troupe allowing him to showcase his skills as a dancer and a choreographer. During season 24, Alan was partnered with celeb, Heather Morris for four weeks due to Maksim Chmerkovskiy's injury. This has been on tour with Dancing with the Stars: Live! four times, and Season 25 marks Alan's first time as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars.


Alan's family is from Russia. He is the youngest of three siblings and his older brother Gene, who also auditioned for season 10, taught him how to dance. He first started dancing at the age of 7. Alan currently goes to the University of Minnesota.

So You Think You Can DanceEdit

Alan first auditioned for season 10.

Top 20 PerformEdit

This week, Alan Bersten performed a jazz group routine to, "Puttin' on the Ritz," choreographed by NappyTabs. Alan was revealed to be paired up with jazz dancer, Jasmine Mason, for a contemporary duet choreographed by Travis Wall to the music, "Can't Help Falling in Love," by Ingrid Michaelson. After rehearsing for a while, Travis told Mason and Bersten that they would be blindfolded in the dance. Although difficult, the piece worked out great. At the end of the routine, unchoreographically, Jasmine and Alan kiss, but they claimed that they were trying to tell the story. The judges enjoy the duet and compliment them on their grace, but told Alan that they couldn't get the full emotion from him.

Top 20 Perform AgainEdit

This week, Alan performed a Broadway/Contemporary whimsical dance choreographed by Tyce Diorio. Alan appeared to be in the bottom 6, but was saved and did not have to dance for his life. Him and his partner, Jasmine Mason, were to team up with Miriam and Leonardo for an intense tango about an innocent girl, Jasmine, and the evil Alan who wants to take her innocence away. The judges praise the piece and compliment Alan on his unbelievable strength and great acting.

Top 17 PerformEdit

This week, Alan Bersten performed a contemporary group routine choreographed by Christopher Scott and Sonya Tayeh. Alan was safe for the week, but his partner, Jasmine, was in the bottom 4 and had to dance for her life. Meanwhile, they performed a goofy jazz duet choreographed by Sean Cheeseman. The dance goes well, but doesn't get great reviews. The judges compliment Alan on his strength again, but complain that their faces were too serious. Jasmine gets eliminated making Alan have to pair up with Malece Miller.

Top 16 PerformEdit

This week, Alan was to perform a contemporary group piece choreographed by Stacey Tookey and Peter Chu. Alan appears in the bottom 6 again, but is not saved. He dances for his life and is praised by his powerful solo. Alan teams up with his new partner, Malece, for a Luther Brown hip hop routine about aliens. The judges enjoy the duet, but complain to Alan about being stiff and not having any energy in his face. Though, they compliment Malece on the exact opposite, Alan is saved and not eliminated because of his fantastic solo.

Top 14 PerformEdit

This week, Alan Bersten performs a jazz/contemporary Sonya Tayeh and Dmitry Chaplin group dance. Alan is in the bottom again, but does not have to dance for his life, but is still in the bottom. Meanwhile, he performs a quick salsa with Malece Miller choreographed by Jonathan Plitera. The judges love the piece complimenting on Alan's strength. Guest judge, Anna Kendrick, comments, "I feel like you two should make a baby...and..the end." Later on, Alan performs a Spencer Liff Broadway group routine. The judges save Alan, continuing him in the competition.

Top 12 PerformEdit

This week, Alan performs a entertaining Bollywood group dance choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan. Alan is in the bottom 4 and once again, has to dance for his life. Meanwhile, Alan and Malece perform a 1940's duet choreographed by Mandy Moore. The dance doesn't go great, having the judges complain about the gap between the two. Because of that, unfortunately, Alan and Malece get eliminated.


Alan has been on Dancing with the Stars as a troupe member. During week two of Season 22, Alan partnered with Paige VanZant when Mark Ballas was unable to perform their salsa due to a back injury (slipped disc). Paige and Mark selected him for the trio round in the semifinals.

Dancing with the Stars 25Edit

Alan was partnered with Debbie Gibson. Placed 12th.



  • His favorite color is blue.
  • He played guitar when he was younger.
  • He likes to run around lakes.
  • He once crashed his car into his house.
  • He teaches dance at "Dance With Us America".
  • His dream dance partner is Chelsie Hightower.
  • He is inspired by Twitch, who is married to Allison Holker.
  • In week 2 of season 22, he danced with Paige VanZant when Mark Ballas was unable to perform their Salsa due to a back injury (slipped disc). Paige and Mark selected him for the trio round in the semifinals.
  • In season 24 he danced with Heather Morris for four weeks, replacing Maksim Chmerkovskiy while he recovered from a calf injury.


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