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Hayk Arshakian

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2001


Hayk was born and raised in Armenia, where dancing is a huge part of the culture. He started dancing when he was 6 years old in the top dance studio in the country. He was very fortunate as a child to have very supportive parents, and extremely skilled and professional trainers throughout his entire career. He competed in Armenia from the age of 7 to 20, and in many International Competitions. At the age of 20, he came to the United States to represent Armenia in the World Championships, which were held in Miami. Shortly after that, Hayk found a new dance partner in the Fred Astaire Dance Studios organization, and became part of the company’s Wisconsin Region. Under the guidance of John Gates and Stephen Knight he has accomplished many dance and business goals. “I feel very fortunate to be part of such an incredible and supportive company as Fred Astaire Dance Studios. After 8 years of being an Instructor and 8 years of being a traveling Coach and Choreographer, I recently became an Owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Mequon, Wisconsin. I’m a huge believer in our company. I want to grow as a professional and help represent the company in the best and most professional way.”


  • Armenian International Latin Champion
  • 11-Time Fred Astaire American Rhythm Champion
  • United States Finalist in American Rhythm
  • 4-Time United States Pro/Am American Rhythm Champion
  • 5-Time United States Pro/Am International Latin Finalist
  • Fred Astaire Top Teacher of the Year in 2005
  • Top Teacher of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Wisconsin Region for several years


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • Business Training
  • Choreography
  • International Latin

Hayk Arshakian 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.