Gleb Savchenko

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  • Gleb Savchenko is a professional actor and dancer. Now known for his amazing dance moves on ABC’S Dancing with the stars, Gleb is not only an extremely talented dancer but is 6″1 with model looks and has a gorgeous family too; wife Elena is also a professional dancer and they have two daughters Olivia and Zlata. Gleb was born in Moscow and has been dancing since the age of 7, he is a specialist in International Latin dance with proficiency in ballet and contemporary dance.

    On the 2015 series of the UK’s no.1 show BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Gleb partnered Anita Rani, The One Show and Countryfile presenter. Gleb previously appeared on the Australian and Russian versions of the show and on Dancing With The Stars where he was paired up with the wonderful restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

    Throughout the series of Strictly, Gleb caused a huge stir on social media especially because of his modern interpretations of many of the dances, the use of his signature move the ‘Gleb special’ and numerous shirtless appearances too. Viewers found the Russian dance expert irresistible and many made comparisons between Gleb and a young Patrick Swayze.

    After his Strictly appearance, UK viewers were left wanting more, so Gleb was cast on the BBC prime time show Masterchef. Gleb had hugely successful 2016, 2017 and 2018 calendars. Season 23 of Dancing With The Stars in America saw Gleb partnered with singer and actress Jana Kramer. The couple reached the finals and finished in fourth place. He returned for season 24 and was partnered with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne.