Nominated for Best
Newcomer, Burn the Floor
What's On Stage Awards 2011


Brian Fortuna is a multi-talented entertainer. He has starred in the hits of both the stage and television, including Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, and Burn the Floor. Brian’s electrifying performances in Burn the Floor earned him a What’s On Stage Award nomination for Best Newcomer 2011. During Strictly Come Dancing’s 7th series, Brian and his celebrity partner danced their way to the semi-finals and earned a perfect score for their American Smooth and Viennese Waltz; the highest score for a Viennese Waltz in Strictly history.

Brian has toured extensively as a principal dancer, performing at every major venue in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He happily performed the dual roles of dancer and host during the Dancing with the Stars tours in front of sold out audiences. His hosting talents captured the attention of ABC who chose Brian as series co-host for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars…Online Encore.”

In addition to his hosting, Brian also took on the roles of Lead Choreographer and Consulting Producer for Dancing on Wheels. This groundbreaking show premiered on BBC3 and paired disabled and able-bodied contestants in high-level dance competition. The show had the highest premiere ratings for a documentary in BBC history.

During his tenure in the sold-out production of Over the Rainbow, Brian impressed both audiences and critics alike in his role as Danny Cassidy. The stage came calling again as Brian took on the lead role in Royal & Derngate’s production of Aladdin, alongside seasoned panto professional Bobby Davro. Brian also has several film credits to his name including Love + 1 and The Aviator.

Brian is a visible and internationally sought-after entertainer. He excels in Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin DanceSport and is very proud to be a teacher and performer for the United States Wheelchair Dancing Association.

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