Dance Council Member

Elena Rudenco

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios Since 2008

BIO

Elena Rudenco is an experienced professional dancer (more than 30 years in dance), instructor, coach, adjudicator, and Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Fort Myers co-owner. Originally from the country of Moldova in Eastern Europe, Elena moved to the US in 2008 and joined Fred Astaire Dance Studios. She started dancing at the age of 7 in her hometown of Tiraspol and has traveled the world, competing, teaching, coaching and judging. With her husband, Andrei Rudenco, she opened her first dance studio in 1996 in Tiraspol, Moldova. She has taught and trained hundreds of dancers from beginner level all the way to professional level. Many of them are FADS instructors and competitors in USA now. Elena is qualified in all levels as dance instructor in all 4 dance styles.  Also, qualified in the Silver Level of Diploma Certification in American Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, Dance Director and Adjudicator with Fred Astaire Dance Studios and NDCA.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Fred Astaire International Standard Champion
  • Fred Astaire International Latin Bronze Medalist
  • Fred Astaire American Smooth Bronze Medalist
  • US National and Ohio Star Ball RS American Smooth Finalist
  • US National 10 Dance Finalist
  • 3-Time Moldavian National International Standard and International Latin Champion
  • Finalist, medalist and winner of multiple competitions in Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Poland, Germany and many other countries.
  • Qualified in the Silver Level of Diploma Certification in American Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin, Dance Director and Adjudicator with Fred Astaire Dance Studios and NDCA
  • Championship Licensed Adjudicator with NDCA

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Rhythm
  • Smooth
  • Latin
  • Ballroom
  • Business
  • Enrollment Department
  • Advanced Teaching Department

Elena Rudenco is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Dance Council, which oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional, National & International Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students. For more information on the Fred Astaire International Dance Council or any of its members, please contact us.

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