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| 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, NY to parents Freddie and Maleli. The family lived in Columbia, South America for ten years and ultimately settled in Birmingham, Ala. 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, 4 time Fred Astaire National Champion, 3 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 Ala..
Photos of Fabian Sanchez
Fabian Sanchez with sixth season partner Marlee Matlin
Fabian Sanchez dancing with Aliona Vilani
Fabian Sanchez with Marlee Matlin