Kelle Chancellor – Owner, Training Director

Kelle Chancellor has lived in Florida the majority of her life and lived in Brandon for her junior high and high school years. She has studied music for twenty-five years, singing and playing the piano. She sang with the Tampa Bay Children’s chorus, won a state vocal contest, and went on full scholarship to USF, receiving her degree in Voice Performance. She has traveled to several countries with vocal groups and was teaching music and performing in musical theater venues when she came as a guest to a Fred Astaire party.  She was hooked and soon became a dance instructor, and has been a part of the Fred Astaire family since 2003. Kelle’s love of dance and approach to teaching have made her a popular dance teacher, and she has been providing choreography for local junior high and high school show choirs and local theater groups for the last 7 years. She won pre-championship divisions in ballroom early in her career, a salsa competition and numerous awards for guests and outstanding achievements in the regional and national levels over the last 15 years. At the 2016 Fred Astaire World Championships, Kelle won the 3rd place Top Pro Rhythm Teacher and the 4th place Top Overall Teacher, awards generally dominated by men. She was the Top Female Instructor 2016, 2017 and 2018 Freddy Awards in Tampa Bay. Fred Astaire Brandon was named the Valrico FishHawk Chamber of Commerce’s Medium Business of the Year for 2017. In 2018 she was crowned Grand Champion, along with her local celebrity partner, at Tampa Bay’s Dancing With the Stars! Last year she was thrilled to dance with her husband and partner David, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, a highlight of her ballroom dance career! Kelle is thrilled to co-own the Brandon studio and be a part of the Fred Astaire Tampa Bay award-winning region.

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