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.
Iryna - Dance Instructor
Iryna was Disco Dance Champion in her teen years growing up in Ukraine. When she moved to the U.S., she...
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Nick - Dance Instructor
Though Nick joined our Long Grove location in December 2015, he has been in the Fred Astaire family since...
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Natalie-Dance Instructor
Natalie has a great athletic background. She was a Disco and Disco Slow Dancer in Ukraine. Natalie did...
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Johnny - Dance Instructor
Johnny has been with our studio since 2015 and has competed professionally in the rhythm division. He...
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Sarah - Dance Instructor
Sarah is a Chicago based dancer with over twenty years of training and experience. After a start in classical...
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Declan - Dance Instructor
Declan started working at Long Grove in 2023; however first joined Fred Astaire Dance studios with his...
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Anastasiia - Dance Instructor
Anastasiia plunged into dancing when she was 5 years old. At first it was both ballroom and modern dances,...
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Yulia - Dance Instructor
Yulia started dancing Ballroom at eight years old, diving into the competitive world at eleven years...
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Val - Dance Instructor
Hello, my name is Valentine, and I come from the charming Ukrainian city of Ternopil. I started my journey...
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Holly - Receptionist
Holly works part-time with us as a receptionist. When you see her during some week nights, one things...
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Mallory - Studio Director | Front Desk Executive
As the Studio Director and Front Desk Executive of Fred Astaire Long Grove, Mallory is the heart of it...
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Ria - Office Manager
Ria has always loved the art of dance as she felt it was the only sport that epitomized life itself....
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Aaron - Training Director/Studio Owner
Also coming from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Aaron followed his brother, Jesse DeSoto’s footsteps and became...
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Jesse - Training Director/Studio Owner
Coming from the small town of Greendale, Wisconsin, Jesse never imagined being who he is today. He was...
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