Guest Coaches

The World’s Best Dancers and Coaches, in Our Studio!


Your Fred Astaire dance instructors are the cream of the crop. They represent some of the best talent in the country. We believe in exposing our students and our instructors to new ideas and perspectives whenever possible. For this reason Fred Astaire proudly hosts some of the most talented, renowned and award winning dancers, coaches and choreographers from all over the world. Outside coaching from one of our guest experts will offer you new insight and ideas, and can take your dancing to the next level.

Many of our coaches are reigning world dance champions and several have been featured on hit television show such as ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ All are nationally recognized in the dance industry. If you’re serious about improving your dancing, sessions with Fred Astaire guest coaches are opportunities you must take advantage of.

We encourage you to contact us right away to schedule your time for a special coaching with one or more of these top ranked coaches at the studio this month.

Monday, February 3rd – Ilya Ifraimov

Ilya has been part of the Fred Astaire company for almost 20 years. As of 2018 along with Nadia Goulina they are the new New Jersey Area Directors. He is the owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Montville, NJ. Ilya coaches and choreographs in all levels and styles. A World Class Adjudicator and Choreographer, he’s been a member of NDC since 2005 and has collaborated in the creation of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Latin Syllabus. Ilya has also appeared on American Ballroom Challenge and The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Some of his achievements include: World Cup Runner-UP, World Masters Champion, Blackpool, International and UK Rising Star Finalist and 6-Time Fred Astaire National Champion.

Ilya Ifraimov is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Dance Board team that actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional and National Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students.

Monday, March 2nd – Victor Fung

Victor Fung , a native of the U.S., started dancing at a very young age. In November 2009, he formed a professional dance partnership Anna Mikhed.  After only two months of dancing together they were able to win the United Kingdom Professional Rising Stars Standard Championships, a title which holds much prestige and honor. In addition, six months into their partnership they won one of the most illustrious achievements within the Ballroom Dancing industry, the British Open Professional Rising Stars Standard title.

Victor Fung began a new partnership with Anastasia Muravyeva in 2009. Victor and Anastasia currently represent the United States. They are ranked third in the world for Professional Ballroom and second in the US. They have been finalists in all the major world competitions, including Blackpool, the World Championships, the International Championships, and the UK Open.