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Iryna DeSoto

Iryna is originally from Ukraine. Her dance journey began in her hometown of Ternopil with hip hop and disco dance. She quickly rose to become the Ukrainian and European champion in these styles. Upon moving to the United States, she discovered a passion for Ballroom Dance and began competing with her husband Aaron Desoto, achieving finalist status in numerous prestigious competitions worldwide representing Fred Astaire Dance Studios®. Not only successful in her professional career, Iryna is also a highly acclaimed dance instructor with multiple top teacher awards at regional and national levels. Teaching dance since the age of 14, she finds joy in witnessing her students’ growth and the positive impact dance has on their lives.

Achievements –

  • 2-Time United States Rhythm Finalist
  • 2-Time World Rhythm Finalist
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studios® National ShowDance Champion
  • Blackpool Rhythtm Finalist
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Vice Rhythm Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Finalist
  • USDC Mambo Finalist
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Undefeated RS Rhythm Champion
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studios® IL Rhythm Champion


Areas of Expertise

  • Rhythm
  • Smooth
  • Choreography
  • Theater Arts
  • Enrollment Department
  • Advanced Teaching Department


Roles at Fred Astaire Dance Studios®

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Dance Director


With Fred Astaire Dance Studios® Since (Year): 2013