Garry Gekhman


Garry Gekhman was born in Russia, and started dancing at the age of six. He quickly became a top competitor in the USSR. He immigrated to Israel in 1990 and continued his dancing career. An active Pro/Am teacher of students at all levels, Garry has students who are successful competitors, placing in finals in many championships in the U.S. and Canada. In the past he has coached the Princeton University Ballroom Team for two years, and is fluent in English, Russian and Hebrew. In 1999, he moved to New Jersey, USA, and is presently located in Virginia. Garry is available for private lessons and coaching specializing in International Style Ballroom at either of his two studios: Chevy Chase Ballroom in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and his home studio in Virginia.


Competitive Achievements

  • 2007: U.S. Professional Classic Show Dance Champions, World Professional Classic Vice Champion
  • 2006: U.S. Professional Classic Show Dance Champions
  • 2006: U.S. Professional Standard Finalists
  • 2005: Ohio Star Ball Open Professional Finalists
  • 2005: Blackpool Rising Star Finalists
  • 2004: Finalists in U.S, National Professional Ballroom Championship
  • 2004: Seventh in British Open Rising Star Ballroom
  • 2004: Second runners up in the U.K. Championships in Rising Star Ballroom Division
  • 2003: Finalists in International Championships Rising Stars Ballroom.
  • 2003: Second in U.S. National Show Dance Championships.
  • 2003: Finalists in U.S. National Professional 10-dance Championships (fifth place).
  • 2003: Represented the U.S. in the World Show Dance Championship in Milan.
  • The only U.S. couple to become Closed and Open to the World Rising Star Champions the same year (2003).
  • 2001: U.S. Rising Star Ballroom couple of the year.
  • 7 times undefeated Israeli Ballroom, Latin, 10-dance, and Show Dance champions.