Dance pro Sasha Farber is Sunisa Lee’s partner.
Farber has competed on eight previous seasons of “Dancing with the Stars.” Some of his past partners include Nicole “Snooki” LaValle (née Polizzi), figure skaters Mary Lou Retton and Tonya Harding, and “One Day at a Time” star Justina Machado.
On season 24, his partner was Lee’s teammate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles. When Biles withdrew from most of her events for health reasons, Farber supported her in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “I feel so much love for her,” he said. “The pressure must be out of this world. Not only that, she’s literally holding all of America on her shoulders.”
Despite being paired with many talented stars in the past, Farber hasn’t ever won the mirrorball; his highest placement so far on “Dancing with the Stars” is third place. He’s married to fellow pro, Emma Slater.