Alex Aillon, Studio Owner, Dance Director, & Area Representative
He opened Fred Astaire Portland eight years ago in the heart of downtown Portland with great success. Five years later, parking and the smell of a Mexican restaurant below drove him to look for a new place to call home. Now, Fred Astaire Portland occupies a beautifully renovated warehouse in Lake Oswego, close to the upscale shopping area, Bridgeport Village, equipped with two ballrooms, one competition size, and a bar.
Alex continued his competitive dance career with his wife and business partner, Jessi Aillon, and won impressive titles, including:
– Open Smooth Champions, Galaxy Dance Festival
– 2-time West Coast Dance Champions, Seattle Star Ball
– Rising Star Smooth Vice Champions, Fred Astaire National Dance Championship
Alex and Jessi live in Portland, OR, with their two sons, Alex, Jr., and Julius.