Victor Russu – Coach

Victor has been associated with the Fred Astaire organization since 1998 and has been director of the Bardonia studio since 2001. Although he has coached many dancers to champion status, he still enjoys working with all types of dance students. Victor is noted for his ability to key in on students’ unique talents, enabling them to achieve their personal best.
As director of the studio, Victor oversees a highly qualified teaching staff that works with him to help all students reach their full potential. He is a board member of the prestigious National Dance Council of America.
Among his other career accomplishments:

  • Undefeated 5-Time Professional Moldavian International Standard & Latin American Champion
  • Moldavian representative to multiple World Championships
  • Fred Astaire National Professional American Smooth, and Professional International Standard Champion
  • United States National Professional Rising Star Finalist, in American Smooth and International Standard
  • Ohio Star Ball Professional Rising Star American Smooth Champion
  • Fred Astaire Dance Council member since 2002
  • Dance Director and Owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bardonia, NY
  • Member of National Dance Council of America


  • American Smooth
  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • American Rhythm
  • Licentiate of the ISTD in International Standard and Latin