Oksana Klyuchnyk
Owner

Oksana Klyuchnyk is Co-Owner and Professional Dance Instructor of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh, NC.

She started her dance career at the age of 7. She was competing in the Ballroom and Latin programs and becoming either winner or finalist of numerous National and International Dance Championships.

As a proud member of the Ukrainian Dance Team, Oksana represented the Ukraine...

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Yuriy Simakov
Owner

Yuriy Simakov is Owner and Professional Dance Instructor of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina.

It is at the age of 7 that Yuriy started his dance career in the Ukraine. At 12 years old, he became a champion of the Ukraine. In his competitive journey, Yuriy won a large amount of International Ballroom Dance Sports competitions in Russia, Poland, Germany, Moldova, Czech Republic, and Bulgaria...

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Kostyantyn Karchanov
Instructor

It is in his hometown Poltava in Ukraine, in 1988, that Kostyantyn started to dance. Kostyantyn has successfully danced at numerous regional, national and international dance sports championships in Moldova, Poland, and Bulgaria. He has been graduated from a masters degree in Dance of Poltava University. In the year 1996, Kostyantyn founded "Nika" dance studio, teaching hundreds of students every year.

Kostyantyn came to the U.S.A. in 2005. Two years after, he became a National Top Teacher. He is a member of N.D.C.A. and a certified instructor.

Olena Karchanova
Instructor

Since 2005, Alyona has been a Fred Astaire Dance teacher in Raleigh, NC. She is a certified instructor in the USA and a member of N.D.C.A. She won the North Carolina Region Top Teacher Award many times. Alyona graduated from the Poltava University with the major of Dance.

Alyona was employed as a manager of CarolinaDance Studio in Raleigh in 2009. She has been training professional teachers and has been giving outstanding customer service since.

Tori Holt
Instructor

Tori Holt has been associated with the Fred Astaire organization since 2000. He knew that dancing was what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

Tori has received training from some of the top professionals in the world. He is a certified instructor in American style of dance, and he competes professionally in American Rhythm division.

Tori is loved by our students for his cheerful personality and professional teaching skills. He will help you to develop and enjoy your dancing, whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer.

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