Marko Paunovic has been in the dance world since childhood. He started competing in Latin as a teenager and quickly became an accomplished Latin dancer. As a competitive dancer, he spread his passion for dancing to students in his home studio. Marko then went on to represent his native country of Serbia in the European and World Championships after becoming Champion of the Serbian cup. In 2011, Marko was presented with a wonderful opportunity to become a part of the Fred Astaire family. He moved to the United States and continued to enrich the lives of others by teaching ballroom and Latin dance. Marko was able to translate his years of Latin and Ballroom training to American Rhythm and Smooth styles. In doing so, his students have been finalists and champions in dozens of regional and national competitions all over the country. While teaching his students to become the best they can be, Marko continues to compete professionally winning several Fred Astaire Latin Championships in the New England Region. He brings his extensive knowledge, experience and love of dancesport to his students to help them reach their personal goals.