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.
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.