Meet Our Studio Team

Fred Astaire Dance Studios Professionals & Staff

Our friendly staff and talented Dance Instructors can help you realize your dance goals – and you’ll have lots of fun doing it! Browse this page to meet our team of certified Dance Pros and learn about their qualifications and experience. Then call us, and get started today.

Jolanta is one of the most sought after teachers at the studio. She has most...

Darius is a teacher and a coach and has published several articles on competing and...

With Darius & Jolanta Mosteika, Val is the owner of the Fred Astaire West Side Studio.  Born in Lithuania, Val...

Lyall has been a member of the FADS  organization since 1976. He was top teacher...

Olga Barashihina was born in Latvia and moved to New York in 2003.  She is an International Ballroom and Latin...

Talia has been with Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2012 when she discovered her passion for bringing dance to the...

Anna joined the Fred Astaire West Side family in 2017, following her championship career representing her homeland of Russia. She...

Anabel Henriquez joined the West Side in 2013. She is almost a “Native New Yorker,”...

Anton has danced for over twenty years.  He competed all over Russia in Latin, Standard and Ten-Dance divisions, becoming Vice Champion...

Will has recently joined the West Side studio from Midtown, he has been part of the Fred Astaire family for...

Originally from Serbia, Shone joined the West Side Studio in 2015. Shone has competed in Serbia and nearby countries such...

Dragan joined Fred Astaire West Side in January 2016. Dragan was twice champion of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Latin (2008...

Ivan joined the Fred Astaire West Side family in 2017, following an extensive and successful championship career in his homeland...

"In my opinion, dancing is the greatest gift to mankind. It unleashes the luminance of the soul and helps me...

Beata, born in Lithuania, started her dance career at the age of 6. She became the Lithuanian and former Soviet...

7-time US Theatrical Champion, 2-time World Cabaret Champion, 3-time Blackpool Cabaret Champion, US American Rhythm Finalist, 5- time Fred Astaire...

Former U.S. American Style Champion and U.S. Theater Arts Champion. She was the U.S. International Latin Champion for four years...

World Dance and DanceSport Council professional, coaching, choreographing and judging throughout the world. He has been certified as an adjudicator...

Stephen started in the Dance Business in 1976. Chicago being his home, he still managed to move to Wisconsin for more...

Champion dancer and choreographer, Tony has been behind the scenes as well as made appearances in various films, TV shows,...

Former United States Rising Star American Style Champion, undefeated United States Theatre Arts Champion, North American International Latin Champion, Canadian...