Brian Fortuna
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Dancer Profile
Birth Date September 20, 1982 (1982-09-20) (age 34)
Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

Biography Edit

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 British, and original 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 movieThe Aviator and the television series South Beach.

Dancing with the Stars 4 Edit

Brian was partnered with Shandi Finnessey. Placed 10th.


Week # Dance/Song Judges' score 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 March 19, 2007. Fortuna was a cast member of the Dancing with the Stars winter 2007-2008 tour.

Gallery Edit

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