Staff

David Kerich- Owner and Instructor

David is extremely delighted to share his love of dance with Frederick and the surrounding areas! David, a Nationally Acclaimed Ballroom Instructor, taught Ballroom dancing in Maryland for 10 years before opening his own studio here in Frederick, MD! He is joined by an incredible staff with more than 40 years of combined experience, ready to bring the love and excitement of dancing to you. Join our family!

Lauren Axtell – Instructor

Lauren has been sharing her love of dance with students for many years.  She is a fantastic instructor who will make you feel completely comfortable and help you in your dance journey.  We are so proud to have her on our team.  Can’t beat that welcoming smile!

Kelly Ponce De Leon – Instructor

Kelly is a skilled instructor who has been dancing for most of her life!  She is fueled by dance! She has enjoyed dancing socially and professionally with different companies.  We are thrilled to have Kelly at Fred Astaire!

Carmichael Tavora – Instructor

Carmichael has been dancing professionally for many years.  He comes to Fred Astaire with an amazing enthusiasm for dance!

He is a wonderful teacher and has an infectious laugh!

Shian Brooks – Instructor

Meet Shian! Shian has been dancing a majority of her life, and has experience in Hip Hop, Zumba, Zouk, Kizomba, as well as all forms of Ballroom! She brings a little bit of funk to all of her choreography, and her sweet demeanor makes you instantly feel like she is your new best friend. Shian’s students can always be sure they will be met with the upmost patience and understanding. If Shian is your teacher, you instantly gain cool cred!

Brittney Parson – Instructor

Brittney has been on the dance floor over twenty years dancing socially and competitively. Brittney has been recognized and awarded for competition in cheer, step, hip-hop and ballroom. In 2010 she began teaching ballroom and choreographing solo and group lessons.