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02/26/2013 09:40 am ET

Gleb Savchenko Joins 'Dancing With The Stars' Pros Along With Sharna Burgess

Gleb Savchenko is the latest male professional dancer to join "Dancing With the Stars."

The "DWTS Australia" cast member has joined the US version for Season 16 and he's partnered with Lisa Vanderpump of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fame. Savchenko is a replacement for longtime fan favorite pro Maks Chmerkovskiy, who won't be a part of "Dancing With The Stars" for at least Seaosn 16.

According to his Twitter feed, Savchenko is the Australian National Professional Latin-American Champion of 2011-2012 and came in 10th place in WDC ranking awards in 2009.

Savchenko, 29, was born in Moscow and began dancing at the age of 7. In 2006, Savchenko earned a degree in choreography from The Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS). In his Australian bio, Savchenko is described as a specialist in International Latin dance with proficiency in ballet and contemporary dance. He studied acting at The Actors Pulse in Sydney.

Another new pro has joined "Dancing With the Stars" for Season 16: Sharna Burgess, who's partnered with Andy Dick and replaces Chelsie Hightower.

Meet the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" Season 16 below and tune in for the premiere on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

"Dancing With The Stars" Season 16 Cast

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