Gleb Savchenko

Professional Biography

Gleb Savchenko is not only an extremely talented dancer, but is 6"1' with model looks and has a gorgeous family, too. His wife Elena is also a professional dancer, and they have a five-year-old daughter, Olivia.

On the last series of the U.K.'s hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing, Savchenko partnered with Anita Rani, The One Show and Countryfile presenter. He previously appeared on the Australian and Russian versions of the show and on Dancing with the Stars, where he partnered with the wonderful restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Savchenko was born in Moscow and has been dancing since the age of seven. He is a specialist in International Latin dance with proficiency in ballet and contemporary dance. After the Strictly Come Dancing launch show, where he was introduced to the U.K. audience, he caused a huge stir on social media with viewers finding the Russian irresistible, and many made comparisons between Savchenko and a young Patrick Swayze. He later appeared on the BBC primetime show Masterchef.

Gleb is partnered with Erika Jayne.

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