Elena Samodanova DWTS Gleb Savchenko’s Wife

Elena Samodanova

Elena Samodanova is the beautiful and stunning wife of Russian dancer Gleb Savchenko, the former ballroom dancer at Strictly Come Dancing and current pro dancer with Dancing With The Stars.

Gleb Savchenko Bio.-

Elena’s dancing beau, Gleb was born on September 16, 1983 in Moscow, Russia. He has been dancing since he was eight years old.

He joined the cast of the Australian version of Dancing With the Stars in 2012, he made his debut in the 12th season of the show where he and partnered Erin McNaught placed 11th.

The following year appeared in the 16th season of the US version of Dancing With the Stars, he and partnered Lisa Vanderpump finished in the 10th place after they were eliminated in the 4th week of the show.

Gleb joined the Russian version of DWTS, his partner was Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova. in 2015, teamed up with Anita Rani for the 13 th season of Strictly Come Dancing, sadly he left after one season.

Rumors about his departure suggested he and wife Elena Samodanova were having problems, but sources close to him, denied such rumors, adding that the problems were purely based on geography.

“When I was on Strictly it was really, really difficult.

“I was missing out on so much and I didn’t get to see my daughter for six months out of the whole year.

“She’s going to be six in November and she has to go to school. My wife was trying to fly back and forth but it was too tough.

“I didn’t want to miss out on so much and I made this decision to be with my family. I think family is more important than fame. My wife needs to feel loved and I want to see my daughter grow up.”

Eventually, Gleb managed to sometime to join the cast of Dancing With The Stars for the show’s 23rd season, teaming up with country music singer and actress Jana Kramer.

But what about Gleb Savchenko’s pretty wife Elena Samodanova?

 Elena Samodanova

Elena Samodanova born and raised in Russia is like her famous hubby a dancer. They met each other as youngsters at a dance studio and have been happily married for the past ten years; together they are the proud parents of their five-year-old daughter Olivia.



32-year-old Elena studied Drama and Theatre Arts a Moscow Theatre Arts University, she holds a masters in choreography from the Art and Culture Theatre University in Moscow, she is a certified Pro Latin and Ballroom teacher.

Generally speaking, Mrs. Samodanova has won many awards and competitions such as:

  • UK Championship
  • Canberra Open Professional Championship
  • Open Asian Tour
  • Australian Professional Championship
  • Australian South Pacific Championship
  • Closed Hong Kong Championship.

She is wasa a professional dancer on DWTS Australia and is currently a Judge at DWTS Russia and a Choreographer DWTS India