The World’s Best Dancers and Coaches, in Our Studio!

Your Fred Astaire dance instructors are the cream of the crop. They represent some of the best talent in the country. We believe in exposing our students and our instructors to new ideas and perspectives whenever possible. For this reason Fred Astaire proudly hosts some of the most talented, renowned and award winning dancers, coaches and choreographers from all over the world. Outside coaching from one of our guest experts will offer you new insight and ideas, and can take your dancing to the next level.

Many of our coaches are reigning world dance champions and several have been featured on hit television show such as ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ All are nationally recognized in the dance industry. If you’re serious about improving your dancing, sessions with Fred Astaire guest coaches are opportunities you must take advantage of.

We encourage you to contact us right away to schedule your time for a special coaching with one or more of these top ranked coaches at the studio this month!


Eddie specializes in all areas of International Latin, Standard, American Smooth, American Rhythm, as well as choreography for Showcases, Solos and Novelties. Eddie is a Choreography Specialist on Open Routines and coaches top competitive couples in the country.

As a competitor, Eduard competed on the most renowned floor in the world as a Rising Star Finalist in International Latin at the Blackpool Dance Festival, and was the undefeated Fred Astaire International Latin Champion.

With a Bachelors Degree in Choreography from the University of Fine Arts of Russia, Eddi creates many wonderful routines and showcases. His passion and enthusiasm for ballroom dancing is highly contagious, and he is sure to inspire greatness.

Eduard Apolonov specializes in all areas of International Style Latin, Standard, American Smooth, American Rhythm, as well as choreography for showcases, solos, and novelties. Eddie is choreography specialist on Open Routines and coaches top competitive couples in the country. Also he is a member of National Dance Council of America (NDCA).


Former “Dancing with the Stars” professional & choreographer of the show “So You Think You Can Dance”

2008 World Professional Smooth Champion

2008 US National Professional Smooth Champion

2004 US National Professional Rising Star Latin Champion

2003 Blackpool Professional Rising Star Latin Vice Champion


Originally from Russia, Albina found a great passion for the Ballroom industry and has been a part of it in the United States since 1999. She is inspired to continue making a contribution to the field through her commitment to excellence and to live Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ Mission Statement of enriching people’s lives to the fullest.


Marianne Nicole is a former Champion in three styles of competitive dancing. Marianne is also a former examiner for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio organization, and currently a National Examiner for the DVIDA Organization. Some of her titles include; United States Rising Star American Style Champion, Undefeated United States Theatre Arts Champion, North American International Latin Champion, Canadian Theatre Arts Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire American Style Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire Theatrical Champion, Undefeated Fred Astaire International Latin Champion, World Latin Representative.

She is a World Class Adjudicator & Coach, and Co-Organizer of the Capital Dancesport Championships.