DWTS Pro Gleb Savchenko Gives Clues About His Season 25 Partner — and Gushes Over His Baby Girl


PEOPLE is celebrating a Sept. 18 premiere of Dancing with a Stars‘ 25th deteriorate with 25 days of disdainful interviews, fun retrospectives, and new sum about what fans can design from a miracle season.

Gleb Savchenko is only weeks divided from holding to a Dancing with a Stars ballroom building with his new partner — though there isn’t a lot he can contend about who that will be.

“I can’t tell we who my partner is yet!” a pro dancer, 33, tells PEOPLE. “She’s unequivocally easy-going and so fun. That’s all I’m going to say!”

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But there is a lot Savchenko is means to contend about returning for his fourth deteriorate of a ABC dance competition.

As he gears adult for a Sept. 18 premiere, a pro opens adult about welcoming a second daughter with mother Elena Samodanova progressing this month, how Samodanova serves as his troubadour and what he thinks about his foe for deteriorate 25.

How have rehearsals been going so far?
It’s unequivocally critical that we listen to your partner and try to emanate routines that let her shine. The commencement of a deteriorate is all about listening and training about them and their strengths. As prolonged as they are emotionally open to perplexing things and revelation their story, afterwards choreographing is unequivocally easy. There are fun dances, romantic dances and thespian dances, so it’s opposite each week, and we suffer pulling myself to my boundary and perplexing new things.

Two seasons ago, we were temporarily sidelined by a knee injury. How are we holding caring of yourself so that doesn’t occur again?
You have to gait yourself. As a foe progresses, it gets worse and tougher. You’re all of a remarkable doing 3 dances or some-more in a week. That’s pulling yourself to a limit. So we try and take it easier in a commencement and make certain you’re training your partner scold technique and holding breaks so that conjunction of we gets hurt.

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You became a father for a second time on Aug. 1. Are we exhausted?
When they tell we your second child isn’t as life changing as carrying your initial kid, that’s positively not true. It’s been positively life-changing. It’s a new life and it’s amazing. All my girls are doing amazing, and we adore them so much. we was on debate with DWTS, though we was means to fly behind to them and spend time with them, and now I’m behind in L.A. removing prepared for a show, though they’re going to be entrance here soon. I’m looking brazen to being a father to these dual cutest small girls. It’s good that [older daughter Olivia, 6] can help, too. She can kind of babysit and watch her if we need to do something for a second. It’s great. The residence is full of toys. It’s only awesome.

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Your mother has served as a choreographer on a Indian chronicle of DWTS, a pro on a Australian chronicle and a decider on a Russian chronicle of a show. Does it assistance to have such a gifted dancer during home when you’re choreographing?
She’s such an extraordinary dancer and she’s always vehement to give me feedback. If I’m stranded or only wish some help, she’s always charity to get into a studio with me and start relocating around. Working with her on choreography always creates it go easier, and she has helped me emanate some of my favorite dances.

Do we consider it will be a rival season?
I know flattering most everybody in a expel now, and we consider it’s a unequivocally clever season. We’ve got some extraordinary dancers behind – like Mark [Ballas] – though also some unequivocally athletic-looking stars. I’ve been saying them relocating during rehearsals, and there’s a lot of people who seem like naturals already. It’s going to be a unequivocally rival season. I’m looking brazen to a challenge.

Season 25 of Dancing with a Stars premieres Sept. 18 on ABC.