Istvan Cserven enjoyed an extensive dance career in his native Hungary before moving to the United States. He held the amateur title of Hungarian Standard Champion, three-time Vice-Hungarian 10-Dance Champion, and was a member of the National Champion Latin Formation Team. For the next eleven years he coached competitive couples of all levels and ages, as well as the Hungarian Latin Youth Champions. He also served as the Vice President of the Hungarian Dance Sport Association for two years.

Istvan joined the Fred Astaire studios of New England in 1997 and has since taught in the Norwood, Boston, Hanover and Belmont studios. He is an accomplished Licentiate of the U.S. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Istvan has frequently been named Top Teacher at the Fred Astaire Tri-Star Championships, New England Dancesport Championships and Colonial Classics. About his passion and profession, he says, “I love to see people grow in all aspects of their life through developing their dance ability.”