Meet Our Studio Team

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Professionals & Staff

Our friendly staff and talented Dance Instructors can help you realize your dance goals – and you’ll have lots of fun doing it! Browse this page to meet our team of certified Dance Pros and learn about their qualifications and experience. Then call us, and get started today.
Mariya Ilchenko - Studio Director
Originally from Ukraine, In 2013 Mariya joined the Fred Astaire organization and is very grateful to...
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Ilya Velednitsky - Studio Director
Ilya has been with Fred Astaire dance studios for over 15 years! He started at Fred Astaire Wisconsin,...
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Denys Karasov - Professional Dance Instructor
I started ballroom dancing when I was 4 years old! I have danced and worked as a performer and Show Cast...
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Mateusz Dorot - Professional Dance Instructor
Originally from Poland, I started dancing when I was 8 years old and fell in love with the sport of ballroom...
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Anastasia Karasova - Professional Dance Instructor
I am originally from Ukraine! I joined the Fred Astaire Dance Studio family in June 2022. I have been...
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Manuel Carmona - Professional Dance Instructor
I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I started my dance journey back in 2014 when I discovered ballroom...
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Kayla Daigle - Professional Dance Instructor
Originally from Wisconsin, I started ballroom dancing as a student in the Summer of 2017 and started...
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Nicolas Gastelum - Professional Dance Instructor
Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Nico picked up many styles of dancing throughout his childhood such as...
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Maria Ortega - Office Manager
Maria Ortega has a passion for accounting and helping businesses and individuals manage and grow their...
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