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Gabriela Jileva

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1998


Gabriela is the Owner, Manager and Dance Director of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Morristown, New Jersey. She started dancing and competing in Ballroom at the age of 10 in her native Bulgaria, where she won the National Open International Standard title and represented her country in the World Cup Championships in Vienna, Austria. After deciding to follow her dream and  move to the United States in 1998, she joined the Fred Astaire family to continue her professional dancing in International Standard. In 2010, she added American Smooth to her repertoire.  Over the last 2 decades with the Fred Astaire organization, Gabriela has achieved many accolades. Most recently has been an undefeated Fred Astaire Open International Standard Champion, 2-time Fred Astaire Open American Smooth Runner Up, 3-time NJ Manager of the Year, 3-time Top NJ Studio of the Year, and has been featured on the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ International Standard syllabus videos. With much success in the dance business, Gaby currently enjoys traveling the country choreographing, adjudicating, training and coaching many of the national Amateur, Pro/Am and top Professional competitors. Gabriela’s passion lies in mentoring, inspiring, and motivating all those with whom she comes in contact.


  • 7-time Fred Astaire Open International Ballroom Champion
  • United States Classic Show Dance Runner-Up
  • World Cup Open International Ballroom Runner-Up


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • International Ballroom
  • Business Training

Gabriela Jileva 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.