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Hayk Balasanyan

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios Since 2010


Hayk Balasanyan, born in 1986, moved to the United States in 2010.  In his Armenian journey of dancing, Hayk was an Armenian 10-Dance and Latin Champion for several years.  In America in 2010, Hayk started to dance with his partner, Emilia Poghosyan in the Professional Latin Division.  During their eight years of dancing together,  Hayk 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 Professional Latin Rising Star Champions
  • United States National Open to the World Professional Latin Rising Star Vice Champions
  • United States National Show Dance Vice Champions
  • 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
  • 2-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

Hayk Balasanyan 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.