Tetyana Makarenko – Owner/ Instructor

Passionate and accomplished Ballroom dancer and choreographer with a lifelong dedication to the art of dance. Originally from Ukraine, she began her dance journey at the age of 6 and has since earned a degree in Ballroom dancing. With a wealth of experience as a professional dance instructor and choreographer, she has achieved significant milestones in the competitive dance world.

Professional Journey:

Fred Astaire Fort Walton Beach

2014 – 2017

Danced professionally and honed my teaching skills at Fred Astaire Fort Walton Beach.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios, NY Downtown Manhattan

2017 – 2019

Co-Owner of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios in the heart of Downtown Manhattan.

West Palm Beach Dance Studio

2019 – 2020

Owner and lead instructor at West Palm Beach Dance Studio, fostering a love for dance in the local community.

Doctor Phillips Fred Astaire Dance Studio

December 2020 – Present

Proud owner of the esteemed Doctor Phillips Fred Astaire Dance Studio, dedicated to excellence in dance education and performance.


Degree in Ballroom Dancing and International Economy.

Favorite Quote:

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
– Jimmy Johnson

Best Achievements:

  • Bronze Medal in Blackpool
  • 12-Times Fred Astaire National Cabaret/Theater Art Champions
  • 9-Dance National Finalists at USDC
  • Rising Star Rhythm and Smooth Fred Astaire Finalists
  • 5-Time Fred Astaire World Champions and many more…