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.

Mariya joined the Fred Astaire West Side family in 2019. Mariya was the champion of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)...

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

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 numerous times in FADS Regional...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Wendy Johnson is a former New Zealand Ballroom and Latin Champion who is now a world-renowned coach, choreographer, emcee, and...

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

Former World, U.S. and European Professional Standard Dance Champion, he is the uthor of a book on the techniques involved...

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...

LuAnn is one of the most decorated ballroom dancers in the Theater Arts and Cabaret divisions, including several Undefeated World...

Taliat began dancing together in Russia in 1974 with Marina, a partnership that later blossomed into marriage and family. In...