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Emilia Poghosyan

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios Since 2009


Emilia Poghosyan, born in 1984, moved to the United States in 2008.  In her Armenian journey of dancing, Emilia was an Armenian 10-Dance and Latin Champion for several years. In America, in 2010, Emilia started to dance with her partner, Hayk Balasanyan in the Professional Latin Division. During their eight years of dancing together, Emilia earned the United States Professional International Latin Rising Star Champion, five-time Fred Astaire National Champion and United States National Rising Star Champion titles.


  • United States National Professional Latin Rising Star Champion
  • United States Open to the World Professional Latin Rising Star Vice Champion
  • Blackpool Dance Championships Professional International Latin Quarter Finalist
  • 5-Time Fred Astaire National Professional Latin Champion
  • 5-Time Fred Astaire World Professional Latin Champion
  • 5-Time Fred Astaire Cross Country Professional Latin Champion
  • 5-Time Fred Astaire National Professional Show Dance Champion
  • Winner of several other prestigious United States Championships


  • International Latin
  • American Rhythm
  • American Smooth
  • Choreography
  • Enrollment Department
  • Advanced Teaching Department
  • Business

Emilia Poghosyan 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.