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FADS Dance Board Member Yuriy Simakov

Yuriy Simakov

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2003


Yuriy Simakov is originally from Ukraine. He has been dancing for over 30 years, and holds a degree in Dance from Kharkov National University of Arts. Prior to joining Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 2003, he achieved and sustained national acclaim and a high level of distinction within the International Ballroom dance community in his native country. Yuriy also became the Winner or Finalist at many prestigious dance events in the USA and was awarded numerous Top Teacher awards. Yuriy is also a highly-talented Choreographer with an exceptionally unique style. He also excels in the business side of the dance industry, and is available for staff and manager training.


  • Fred Astaire World Rising Star Smooth Champion
  • Fred Astaire World Smooth Finalist
  • Fred Astaire National Smooth Finalist


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

Yuriy Simakov 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.