Nicolas Gastelum – Professional Dance Instructor

Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Nico picked up many styles of dancing throughout his childhood such as ballet, flamenco, and contemporary. He then took up ballroom dancing classes at New Mexico State University, and eventually joined the dancesport team there where he discovered his passion for teaching and performing the various partner dancing ballroom styles have to offer. Nico taught locally for about over a year, and immediately knew he belonged with a franchise such as Fred Astaire when he learnt the countless opportunities that awaited him, especially taking his students to competition.

Nico’s favorite experience with Fred Astaire has been the amazing, welcoming, and friendly community that feels like a second family to him. His main purpose and passion for teaching is to share the universal and phenomenal experiences that ballroom dance has given him daily since he started.