Alexandra Dane – Owner
Born in Hungary, Alexandra (Alex) started dancing when she was 7 years old. After one year of dancing she already knew that this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. At the age of 9 she was already competing and performing on stage. She had many successful years as a 7 time National Champion. Alexandra has danced at Blackpool over half a dozen times since the age of 8.
At the age of 20 she moved to the United States and started her American Journey. Since then, Alex and her dance partner, Mihaly Meszaros, danced in Blackpool in 2014 for Open Latin division , 2015 went back and danced Rising Star division placing 48th in the world, and have earned multiple National and World Champion Titles.
With her passion for competing professionally aside, she enjoys teaching at any level. Starting with Fred Astaire Dance studios in Cypress in early July 2014, she naturally fell into the teacher role. In August of 2015 she joined the FADS Memorial team and has been a perfect fit. She loves that teaching with Fred Astaire Dance Studios allows her to be a part of a team with the common mission to help enrich the lives of anyone and everyone through dance. She enjoys the variety of students that she has the pleasure of working with everyday.
Mihaly Meszaros – Dance Director/Co-Owner
Born and raised in Hungary, Mihaly (Misi) started his dance journey when he was 11 years old. He tested the waters in a variety of sports, but the moment he started ballroom dancing, he fell in love. During his earlier dancing years, he was awarded Formation World Champion, Show Dance World Champion and a member of the Hungarian National Team. He also perfected himself on the theatre field and soon became a soloist at Buda Castle National Dance Theatre. Before moving to America, he taught Social & Competitive Dance to all ages. At age 20, he became a certified Zumba Instructor, and had the pleasure to be a lead teacher in one of the biggest Zumba events in the world in an arena of thousands.
At 24 he moved to the U.S. as a Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio Professional Instructor. He enjoys teaching all levels of dance, but specializes in the Advanced Department. Within the last few years, Mihaly has been awarded numerous placements in his professional dancing with his partner, Alex Dane. They are recently a star marked couple at Blackpool Dance Festival. He has also been the Top Instructor at the Fred Astaire National Championships, and repeatedly ranks at one of the top 5 instructors in the Texas Region. He enjoys his job, and loves that he is given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of his students.