Staff

Sasha Bylim – Studio Owner

“My favorite dance? I love all dances, I really do. But I will tell you I’m partial to the dances with strong character – like Tango and Paso Doble”

  • Bachelor degree in Education
  • With his wife, dance and studio partner Olga, Ukrainian Amateur Champion in Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance for three years
  • 3-time Ukrainian Professional Ballroom Dance Champion 1993-1995
  • Represented Ukraine in the European and World Ballroom Dance Championships
  • US Rising Star Ballroom Champion and finalist in the US National Ballroom Championships
  • Fred Astaire National Professional Ballroom Dance and Cabaret Champion
  • Currently Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios Inc. Co-National Dance Director and the Regional Area Director of Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Long Island, NY

Olga Bylim – Studio Owner and Dance Director

“I love ballroom dancing for its’ variety… I do love dances that let me express a range of emotions like the Foxtrot and Rumba.  When I’m dancing the Rumba, I can tell so many different stories.  I can be sexy, feisty, any way I want to be… the ever-enlightened choreographer of self-expression.”

  • Bachelor degree in Education
  • With her husband, dance and studio partner Sasha, Ukrainian Amateur Champion in Standard, Latin, and 10-Dance for three years
  • 3-time Ukrainian Professional Ballroom Dance Champion 1993-1995
  • Represented the Ukraine in the European and World Ballroom Dance Championships
  • US Rising Star Ballroom Champion and finalist in the US National Ballroom Championships
  • Fred Astaire National Professional Ballroom Dance and Cabaret Champion
  • Currently a member of the Fred Astaire National Dance Council and a Regional Area Director of Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Long Island, NY

Sergei Tryl – Studio Manager and Instructor

“Being a Dance Teacher brings me fullness of life. It’s wonderful to know, see, and realize that you are able to change a person’s life by guiding them on the dance floor.”

  • Joined the Fred Astaire Tarrytown staff in 2010
  • Started dancing at the age of 8
  • 2008 IDU (International Dance Union) World Formation Championship and became a 4-time National Ukrainian Formation Champion
  •  2011 Fred Astaire World and National International Latin Champion
  • 2011 Ohio Star Ball International Latin Rising Star Bronze Medalist

Adriana Dwyer – Training Supervisor and Instructor

“Dancing has been my happy place for many different reasons, but one of the best things has been meeting others that dance and seeing the joy that they have for it as well. I teach dance because I enjoy sharing my passion and I want others to be able to experience the same excitement I have when I dance.”

  • Joined Tarrytown staff in 2015
  • She worked as a mambo/salsa and club style dance instructor in Raleigh, NC
  • Traveled nationally and internationally not only to compete and perform, but also to teach workshops at Salsa Congresses
  • Has a Bachelor degree in Education and her background in dance teaching includes all levels of dance from beginner to competitor, as well as all social dance
  • She also enjoys creating choreography for both wedding and show dances

Artem Belmeha – Instructor

“I love dancing because Dancing is Life and I live and breathe this Life! And Ballroom Dancing is Art where I am an Artist! I love to teach dancing because I like to share my knowledge with other people and it makes me ecstatic to see the results of my work.”

  • joined Tarrytown Staff in 2016
  • started ballroom dancing at the age of 7
  • has Bachelor Degree in Education
  • 2013 Ukrainian National Formation Champion
  • 2015 Ukrainian Dance Cup Champion
  • 2015 WDC AL Disney Semi-Finalist
  • Winner and Finalist of numerous International Dancesport Championships
  • coached social and competitive students of all ages in many dance studios around Ukraine with some of his students capturing Ukrainian National Titles in Juniors, Youth and Adults Categories

Anna Shevchenko – Instructor

“When I dance, time stops. I’m in a gorgeous dress, in a beautiful place, dancing to great music. The magic that lives on the dance floor is what I like most about ballroom dancing.”

“Dance is the art of our bodies in motion. I love changing the lives of my students for the better and seeing how beautiful they are while dancing.”

  • joined Tarrytown Staff in 2017
  • started ballroom dancing at the age of 13
  • has Bachelor Degree in Sport
  • 2011 Ukrainian National Championships Runner-up
  • 2012 WDC World Cup Championships second Runner-up
  • 2015 WDC AL Disney Semi-Finalist
  • Winner and Finalist of numerous International Dancesport Championships
  • has extensive experience in teaching social, competitive dancing and wedding programs

Alex Rondol – Instructor

“I love to dance, because dancing is a chance to express myself, my mood, my emotions through body movement! I think teaching others to dance is my calling. I love it and cannot imagine doing anything else in life!”

  • joined Tarrytown Staff in 2017
  • started ballroom dancing at the age of 10
  • has Masters Degree in Education
  • multiple winner of the Ukrainian Championships and Cups
  • represented Ukraine at the World and European championships in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, Denmark, the International tournaments in Russia, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Austria and Slovenia.
  • was awarded the Master of Sports of Ukraine degree for his dance sport accomplishments
  • trained Ukrainian National Youth and Junior Champions
  • has strong experience in teaching social and competitive dancing

Vitalii Kaliuzhnyi – instructor

In my opinion, dancing is the greatest gift to mankind. It unleashes the luminance of the soul and helps me to enjoy life and get through many life challenges. I love to share all wonderful experiences dancing gives me, that’s why teaching for me is the way of making people around me happier and being proud of their accomplishments.”

– joined Tarrytown Staff in 2017

– started ballroom dancing at the age of 3; 

– 2015 International Dance Sport Association World Champion; 

– 2016 International Dance Sport Association World Cup winner; 

– 2016 World Dance Council European vice-champion; 

– 2016 Ukrainian Champion ; 

– was awarded the Master of Sports of Ukraine degree for the dance sport accomplishments; 

– multiple winner and finalist of numerous International Dance Sport Championships; 

– has a major experience in training both social and competitive dancing. His competitive students were the winners and finalists  of multiple International and Ukrainian dance sport competitions.