Dana – Studio Owner / Training Director

Dana has always had a passion for the arts since a very young age. She sang, composed music, and danced throughout most of her young adult life. When she started working for Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Dana committed to striving to her highest potential within the Ballroom Dancing industry.

Dana has been with Fred Astaire Dance Studios for over 12 years. In that time, she became co-owner of multiple studios, a trainer in business, psychology and dance education, and is accomplished in all styles of dance as she is certified in American Smooth & Rhythm, Alternate Dances, International Ballroom & Latin, and Theater Arts & Exhibition through the Gold Level. Currently, she is a Fred Astaire Certified Fellow Dance Director.

Dana, along with her business partners, Tara Fanzo and Sasha Barakov, successfully own and operate the Princeton, Chester, and Bridgewater locations together. Dana is also a co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Manasquan, NJ.

Holding a degree in Psychology, Dana utilizes her experience, degree, and skills to further develop herself as well as her staff and students. Her primary passion is to help those around her and aid them to reach their goals and aspirations.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dance Development
  • Syllabus Training
  • Business Training
  • Procedure Training
  • Exam Preparation
  • Strategic Development