Max Arkhipenko: Dance Instructor

Max has been with Fred Astaire Dutchess since 2014.   He stepped into the world of dance 22 years ago.  Since then, he divides his interest between classical ballroom and Latin American dances.  He says his mind is with the Smooth and Standard, but his heart is with Rhythm and Latin.  “Teaching is comparable to the work of a sculpture and I love to create something side by side with my students.” His heart is forever with Samba, because “every cell of your body dances to its own beat in this dance” and with Paso Doble, because “the passion of the dance won’t allow me to remain indifferent.”