Staff

Kellie Love

Owner

Kellie is a multifaceted professional dance artist and choreographer with an extensive creative background ranging from Ballet, Fabric Dance, Modern/Interpretive, Hip Hop, Latin, and Ballroom. As a Fred Astaire Professional, she has competed on a National Level and also has won Fred Astaire Ohio Regional Rhythm titles. Alongside her work with Fred Astaire, her background includes successful business partnerships with the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, the Cleveland Foundation (opened for General Colin Powell), Fred Astaire Dance Studios Corporation, as well as back-up performances for The Black-Eyed Peas, N’SYNC member Lance Bass, and other featured events. 

Frank Anthony

Manager, Professional Dancer, Competitor

Frank Anthony has a passion for dance that cannot be denied. Whether it be burning up the Ballroom floor at National and Regional events, winning Fred Astaire Ohio Rhythm Championship, or taking center stage in professional musical productions such as Hairspray, Legally Blonde and Mary Poppins, his joy and optimism radiate through his performances and his love for dance!

Erica Kravchenko

Manager, Professional Dancer, Competitor

Erica Kravchenko began dancing as a student at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Willoughby eight years ago.  As a student, she focused mainly in the Latin and rhythmic dances.  During her amateur career, she won First Place at Ohio Star Ball and more recently, won First Place in the Multi-Dance Championship Latin Division and second place in the Multi-Dance Championship Rhythm Division in the FADS World Championship in Las Vegas.

Shortly after Vegas, Erica switched careers to follow her passion and became a professional ballroom dancer and competitor.

Erica believes in the powerful positive effect dance has on the body, mind, and soul and is excited to share her love of dance with her students.

Aleksei Minaev

Director, Professional Dancer, Competitor

Aleksei and Elena Minaev have been dancing together since December of 2001. Since then they have competed around the world, winning numerous titles, including but not limited to:
– European Championship in Denmark

– The World Championship of Russia

– World Cup IDU in Rome

– Fred Astaire National Professional Open Championship

– Nashville Starz. Ballroom Open Championship

Aleksei and Elena Also spent a year performing on Norwegian Cruise Lines, moved to the United States in 2017, and look forward to sharing their love and dedication to dance with the Fred Astaire family!

Elena Minaev

Professional Dancer, Competitor

Aleksei and Elena Minaev have been dancing together since December of 2001. Since then they have competed around the world, winning numerous titles, including but not limited to:
– European Championship in Denmark

– The World Championship of Russia

– World Cup IDU in Rome

– Fred Astaire National Professional Open Championship

– Nashville Starz. Ballroom Open Championship

Aleksei and Elena Also spent a year performing on Norwegian Cruise Lines, moved to the United States in 2017, and look forward to sharing their love and dedication to dance with the Fred Astaire family!

Andrew Ta

Professional Dancer

Andrew Ta has been entranced with Ballroom Dancing for almost five years, becoming a professional and specializing in new students for the past two! He enjoys studying the Fred Astaire Syllabus in detail, and is very knowledgeable, especially in the American Style Rhythm and Smooth dances. Andrew’s favorite aspect of teaching is the smile he sees from each student as they continue to grow more comfortable on the Ballroom dance floor.