DWTS Gleb Savchenko And Wife Elena Samodanova To Choreograph For So You Think You Can Dance

The Herald Sun is reporting that Dancing With The Stars Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samodanova will be choreographing for the new reboot of “So You Think You Can Dance” in Australia. Below are a couple of takes from the link. Does this mean he won’t be back for the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars (Oh man, if so, this is so making me cry as he is one of my very fave male pros along with Derek and Henry! 🙁 🙁 )? Stay tuned. We’re going to contact him and see if he can let us know something.


Both appeared in the 2011 series of Dancing With The Stars Australia and regulars on the US version (last year he partnered with Real Housewives star Lisa Vanderpump). Married with daughter Olivia.

Dance means “seeing stories come to life from inside the body. With the two of us, it’s not just the power of one, it’s the power of two.”

Russian-born ballroom stars Gleb Savchenko and his wife Elena Samadanova leaped at the chance to return to Australia, after appearing in the 2011 season of Seven’s Dancing With The Stars.

Savchenko, who recently partnered Real Housewives favourite Lisa Vanderpump, hopes the popularity of Channel 10’s reboot of the show continues to grow “so people see the best of what these (local) dancers can do.”

“It’s such a great team…with Jason Gilkison…and of course Paula Abdul. this is the best you can ask for.”

ETA: We’ve heard back from Gleb!! Below is what he’s written back to us…

Me and Elena are both really excited to be Ballroom-Latin choreographers for SYTYCD here in Australia. It’s gonna be an amazing season!!!

We’ve been dancing together for more than 8 years and it’s such a pleasure for me to work and create something together with Elena again. It’s an amazing team works on SYTYCD Jason Gilkinson, Paula Abdul, Aaron Cash and Shannon Holtzapffel and we are so proud to be amongst them.

At the moment I’m focused on my work here, but if DWTS will ask me to be back for the coming season, for sure I’ll be back.

Let’s hope Dancing With The Stars will ask him back. They’d be crazy if they didn’t. In the meantime, I’m so happy he is able to work with beautiful Elena again and that they’ve landed such amazing roles on “So You Think You Can Dance” in Australia. ((((GLEB & ELENA))))xxx