Mariya Ilchenko – Studio Director

Originally from Ukraine, In 2013 Mariya joined the Fred Astaire organization and is very grateful to be a part of this amazing family. Since than she has helped a lot of amateurs and professionals. She worked hard and became a top regional and national teacher and manager! Together with her partner Ilya Velednitsky they have become 15 times Fred Astaire national rhythm champions as well as 2 time USA Open rhythm finalists and 5 time Ohio star ball finalists. In 2019 they opened the popular Ahwatukee studio. They love being a part of this warm, welcoming, and exciting community and watching their students and budding professionals grow!