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Alec Mazo
Alec is the first professional champion of Dancing with the Stars, having partnered Kelly Monaco to first place in Season 1.

Alec has been dancing since he was five years old. Alec moved to America from Russia with his family when he was 12. His mother ran a dance studio, and today Alec runs two ballroom dance schools, one in San Francisco Bay Area and another in Los Angeles.

Alec and his wife Edyta Sliwinska only turned professional in 2005, having been successful amateur Latin competitors for the previous five years. Alec has also studied acting at Playhouse West. He has appeared in the Vanessa Williams movie Dance With Me as well as numerous commercials. He has a BA in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley. (ABC.com)

ALEC MAZO PHOTOS
Alec Mazo and Kelly Monaco

Season 1 champions Alec Mazo and Kelly Monaco
Alec Mazo

Alec Mazo
Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska

Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska
Alec Mazo and Paulina Porizkova

Alec Mazo and Paulina Porizkova