Guest Coaches

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

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Burr Ridge offers and delivers the finest in group and private ballroom dance classes, but we also bring you a great variety in our professional coaching. Broaden your knowledge and skills by meeting and working with some true standouts. You’ll be glad you did. These professionals have helped shape the dance industry and continue to inspire the teaching methods used throughout the dance community. We encourage you to enroll today with one (or better, both!) of these special guest coaches.


  • International Dance Council Member
  • Area Dance Director
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1998

Anastasia was born in Perm, Russia. She started ballroom dancing at the age of 5, and was part of the formation team “Circle of Friends.” She went on to become 5-Time Russian Champion, and represented Russia in the European and World Championships. She moved to the United States in 1998 and became 3-Time United States Nine Dance Champion in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She was also named the United States Theatrical Arts Champion in 2003. Anastasia retired from professional competition in 2005, and owned the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Buffalo NY from 2005 to 2015. She currently works as the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ New England Regional Dance Director.


  • 3-Time United States National Nine Dance Champion
  • United States National Theatrical Arts Champion
  • Fred Astaire National Rhythm, Smooth, Nine Dance and Show Dance Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Nine Dance Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Rhythm and Smooth Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Open Rhythm Finalist


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • International Latin
  • Theater Arts
  • Choreography