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Troupe dancer, Alan Bersten has replaced Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars as he recovers from his injury. In the last episode of DWTS  season 24, Heather Morris and Alan gave a killer first performance. So, we are bringing you some facts about the young and talented Alan Bersten from Dancing With the Stars.

If you were surprised to see Heather Morris dancing with Alan Bersten on Dancing with the Stars, then you should know that her professional dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has suffered a calf injury, forcing Alan to step in. But that didn’t stop Morris from gracing the stage with her killer moves! Although he is not be able to dance with his partner until his injury heals, Maks will be definitely in the ballroom to cheer his partner on!

Regarding Maks’ injury, Heather said, “It seemed like something that was so small. And my reaction, obviously wasn’t huge because it was like, ‘Oh, what happened? It just felt like something popped?’ And he couldn’t really walk.”

But she is still in good hands with her new partner. Alan is not new to dancing and he did his best to make Heather feel comfortable on the stage. Needless to say, they pulled off an amazing performance together! We’ve got more for you to learn about the fill-in dancer, right here in our Alan Bersten wiki!


Alan Bersten’s Wiki

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Alan Bersten was born on May 26, 1994 in Minnesota. The accomplished dancer is only 23 years old, but has already set the stage on fire with his brilliant dance moves. His family is originally from Russia and he is the youngest of three siblings. Before finding fame on DWTS, Alan learned to dance at the age of seven from his older brother.

Dancing with the Stars

Alan is a troupe dancer on Dancing with the Stars. Just after Maks injured his calf and was sidelined, he took over and learned Heather and Maks’ routine in just one day, much to the appreciation of the former Glee star, as well as her pro partner.

Alan and Heather were astonishing and performed really well in the second week of Dancing with the Stars. They impressed the judges and the audience by performing a high-energy jive to Little Mix’s, “Grown.” Their hard work paid off because their beautiful routine earned them a score of 30/40! After the show, Alan tweeted, “So proud of [Heather]! It’s not easy switching partners last minute, and you definitely pulled it off! [Maksim] get well soon!”


Also Read: Heather Morris Wiki: Everything You Need to Know about the “Dancing with the Stars” Contestant

Alan Bersten first joined Dancing with the Stars during season 20 as a part of the troupe, but this is not the first time he’s had to step in for an injured professional dance partner. In Season 22, when Mark Ballas injured his back, Alan took his place and danced with Paige VanZant. Also, when Gleb Savchenko injured his knee in season 22, Alan was there to perform.

He’s Got the Potential to be a Professional Dancer on Dancing with the Stars

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Alan started his dancing career on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance season 10. There, he made it to the final 12, but was eliminated soon after. With his experience on the show and tendency to step up when needed, Alan Bersten could soon be promoted to a professional dancer on DWTS. After all, that is how Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Sharna Burgess started off!

Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. We wish Maks Chmerkovskiy a quick recovery, so that we can see him and Heather Morris heating up the dance floor again soon!

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