Sasha Farber
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Ever since Patrick Swayze warmed his way into the hearts of women all over the world with his body in Dirty Dancing and Michael Jackson became the most popular musician to ever walk the planet, dancing has been elevated to one of the greatest expression of the human emotions. Simply put, dancing is a coordination of the body to entertain, express joy, love and sadness. Other than sex, dance is the other most physically intense way of communicating desire, and a great form of exercise. With all these benefits, it is no wonder that the enterprising nature of man has taken advantage of it to sell the joy of dancing to the common. To strut that feeling requires those who are willing to sacrifice their body in training and discipline to deliver those emotions to the paying customers. On steps, Sasha Farber is one of the many men and women who have volunteered their bodies to the service of the art.

Sasha Farber’s Bio

He may have been born in Moscow, in Russia, but Sasha Farber is an Australian. Shortly after he was born on May 9, 1984, Russia suffered the unfortunate Chernobyl nuclear disaster which prompted a relocation by his parents to Australia. Hence, Sasha is a Jewish child who grew up in Australia, raised by his mother and Michael Farber his father. The identity of his mother is unknown at this point in time. He does, however, have a sister named Svetlana Shapshal.

Growing up in Australia was good for Sasha. He attended good schools, even though the specifics aren’t known at this moment and at the age of 13, he fell in love with dancing and decided that it was the life he wanted for himself.

He began training, immersing himself in the very different styles of the art. At the age of 17, Farber won the Australian Youth Latin Championships twice and was selected to represent the country at the World Latin Championships. Before he won the Australian Youth Latin Championships, Sasha was already a high flying dancer, his rising profile and raw talent helped him get selected as part of the dancers at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He was 16 at the time.

Before he ended up as one of the veterans of the American Dancing With The Stars, Sasha Farber had a first experience of the competition in the Australian version, featuring as a dancer in the show’s second season. In one of his lesser known roles, he was a cast member in a Broadway production, Burn the Floor.

Sasha is more famously known for his role as a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars, but before that, he starred as a troupe member on the show for three seasons before getting promoted to a professional dancer.

Being a professional dancer on Dancing With The Stars is a delicate job that requires making celebrities from the narcissistic and ego-driven culture of Hollywood look good on stage. To be a part of the show, it is required that one be a good teacher and dance partner. So far, Sasha has proven to be one of the best dancers on the show capable of managing this responsibility as shown by his six seasons on the show as a professional dancer, although he was demoted back to troupe member after his first season in what can be described as a learning process. He has danced alongside Snooki, Kim Fields and Simone Biles.

Net Worth

Unfortunately, despite the many emotional and social benefits of dancing, it is not at the top of the list of highly financially rewarding entertainment careers. Sasha Farber has only been able to amass an estimated net worth of $300,000.

Is He Gay or Married to a Wife?

Sasha Farber
Sasha Farber and Emma Slater

Despite an accidental kiss with Derek Hough during a routine on Dancing With The Stars, as far as we know, Sasha Farber is a straight man.

He has also been in a long heterosexual relationship with his girlfriend Emma Slater who became his wife on March 25, 2018. The couple had been dating since 2011 and although there was a momentary break in 2014, they got back together in 2015 and have been together ever since.


Dancing is no joke, it is as intense as any physical sports and requires utmost fitness. A fit and good body frame is an important asset to a professional dancer and Sasha Farber possesses a solid one. He’s 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs 69 kg.

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