Gleb Savchenko is dancer, choreographer, actor and model who is currently appearing as a pro dancer on Dancing with the Stars in the US.His passion for the performing arts began at the tender age of 7. His hard work, extraordinary natural abilities and discipline paid off when just 7 years later he won his 1st major Russian championship at age 14.
Gleb graduated from the Russian Theatre Arts University with a Masters in Choreography and also studied drama and theatre whilst there. Gleb is a specialist in International Latin dance with proficiency in ballet and contemporary dance. He holds the highest credentials and qualifications to teach in several countries and works with students new to dance and those striving to compete or even become professional dancers.
Gleb is the National Australian Professional Latin American Champion having won 4 major dance titles down under and as a result he has represented Australia at the World Dance Championship. Gleb and his dance partner competed throughout Asia and won championships in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. His dancing progressed further when he joined the Top 10 professional dancers in the World ranking of Latin American [WDC].
His professional talents have taken him around the world. Gleb has also choreographed on the hit TV series So You Think You Can Dance in America. He is also well known and can be seen on TV commercials, music videos and in major print campaigns for Coca-Cola, Gillette and in GQ, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health magazine as well as gracing the cover of Attitude magazine throughout Russia, UK and US. Gleb has been part of the BBC shows Celebrity Masterchef and Celebs on the Farm. In the US he appeared as a dance teacher on the How to Get Away with Murder. He starred in the music video “Getting Good” with country singer Lauren Alaina. Gleb has also performed on stage including the UK West End stage and tour of Strictly Come Dancing. Over the last few years he has been part of the Dancing with the Stars Live tour in the United States.
Gleb has been a pro on the Australian, Russian, UK and US versions of Dancing with the Stars. On the UK version, Strictly Come Dancing, Gleb and his partner Anita Rani made it to the finals. He came in second with his partner Olympic champion Adelina Sotikova in the Russian version.
He first took part in the US version of Dancing with the Stars in 2013 and was partnered with Lisa Vanderpump. He has also partnered with celebrities Jana Kramer, Erika Jayne, Sasha Pieterse, Arike Ogunbowale, Nikki Glaser, Lauren Alaina and Chrishell Stause. In addition to the show, he was on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors mentoring junior pro Sage Rosen and junior celebrity Mackenzie Ziegler. He has made it to the finals several times.
When Gleb is not dancing he can be found spending time with his beautiful daughters Olivia and Zlata. Gleb and his daughters reside in Los Angeles.