Biography

Gleb’s 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 and 2nd professional international championships when he was only 14 years old. 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.

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. His titles also include being the Asian Professional, Hong Kong, Japanese, Singaporean and English Champion. His dancing progressed further when he joined the Top 10 professional dancers in the World ranking of Latin American [WDC].

Acting, modeling, TV hosting as well as dancing have taken Gleb around the world. Gleb has also choreographed on the hit TV series So You Think You Can Dance. In Russia and the UK, Gleb is 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.

Gleb has taken part as a pro on the Australian, Russian, US and UK versions of Dancing with the Stars. In 2013, in the US on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Gleb partnered restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump and in 2015 he made his debut on the number one rated show in the UK on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where he reached the semi-final with his partner the presenter Anita Rani. Soon after, he appeared as a pro on the Russian version with Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova.

After the Strictly Come Dancing launch show when Gleb was introduced to the UK audience, he caused a huge stir on social media with viewers finding the Russian irresistible and many made comparisons between Gleb and a young Patrick Swayze. Following his Strictly appearance, UK viewers were left wanting more and so Gleb appeared on the BBC prime time show Celebrity Masterchef.

When Gleb finished filming in the UK, he made his return to Dancing with the Stars in the US in 2016 and was partnered with country singer and actress Jana Kramer for season 23 of the show. Gleb and Jana reached the final of the dance competition and often received perfect 10 scores, most notably for their tango which has amassed millions of views on YouTube. After the finale, Gleb flew straight to the UK to make his West End stage debut in the stage show ‘One More Dance’ .

Gleb returned to the US and joined the nationwide tour of “DWTS Live! – We Came To Dance” with some of his fellow Dancing with the Stars professionals. After, he returned for season 24 Dancing with the Stars and was partnered with Erika Jayne. Following that season, he took part in the “DWTS Live! – Hot Summer Nights” tour. For season 25 of Dancing with the Stars he was partnered with Pretty Little Liars actress Sasha Pieterse. Gleb starred in “DWTS Live! Light Up The Night” US tour. Soon after the tour, he did the first ever PRO Dance Camp which was a unique experience for dancers and fans. Following the Camp, Gleb was on season 26 of Dancing with the Stars Athletes where he was partnered with Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team member Arike Ogunbowale.

In June 2018, he filmed the reality TV show Celebs on the Farm in the UK which aired in late August. Gleb won the show and was crowned the Ultimate Farmer. During the fall, Gleb was part of season 27 of Dancing with the Stars and partnered with comedian Nikki Glaser. He also appeared on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors mentoring junior pro Sage Rosen and junior celebrity Mackenzie Ziegler. As Team Gleb they made it to the finals. Gleb had a cameo on season 5, episode 4 of ABC hit drama How to Get Away with Murder as dance teacher Alejandro which originally aired in October of 2018. Gleb went on tour with “DWTS Live! – A Night To Remember” through early March 2019. In the spring, he was part of A Day of Dancing events at several cities in the US. Gleb was back for Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars and partnered with country singer Lauren Alaina. They made it all the way to the finale and got all 10’s for the country freestyle. Soon after, Gleb starred in Lauren Alaina’s “Getting Good” music video. He performed in the “DWTS Live! – 2020 Tour” which traveled across the US. Gleb is once again a pro on Dancing with the Stars season 29 and partnered with actress Chrishell Stause from “Selling Sunset” on Netflix.

When Gleb is not dancing he can be found spending time with his  daughters Olivia and Zlata. Gleb and his daughters currently reside in Los Angeles.

Gleb also focusses much of his spare time on other ventures. He had his own underwear fashion brand called GS Gleb Collection which was designed with dancers in mind. He has produced very popular calendars for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Gleb is also the celebrity ambassador for Mini Angel Eyes, a non profit mini horse therapy program based in Arizona

With a loyal following and his popularity rising as a result of being on the successful DWTS global franchise, the future looks bright for dance expert Gleb.

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