Instructors’ Biography

Fred Astaire Studio Director - Owner - Dance Instructor: Evan MountainFred Astaire Studio Manager - Dance Instructor: Lada MountainFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Laura GoodmanFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Anastasiya McCurryFred Astaire Dance Instructor: terriZuccaroFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Donald WestphalFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Talia BarringtonFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Jordan Cowan

Fred Astaire Dance Instructor: Anastasiya

Anastasiya McCurry

Position: Dance Instructor
Place of Birth: Kharkov, Ukraine
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Music: James Blunt, Oasis, Jazz
Favorite Dance: Waltz

Competition Style: Smooth

What I Love most about teaching? My favorite aspect of my job is working with people. I love seeing sparks in my student’s eyes when then finally learned a new step.

I love seeing the joy of a couple’s first dance together. I love helping people to find confidence in themselves and the courage to do something new.

Who I admire the most and why? My favorite public person would be Princess Diana. She greatly represented both strength and sensitivity all at once.

One thing most people do not know about me is … I love to play tug-of-war with my dog.

Bio: The voluble Anastasiya is a favorite among the shy violets needing a push on the dance floor.

Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Anastasiya has danced almost seven years and is the primary instructor of Fred Astaire’s junior program. She took 3rd placed in Fred Astaire’s national Novice and Cabaret divisions and recently took a high-scoring student to national competition.

Anastasiya has a degree in chemistry and loves hiking. One of Anastasyia’s students took home the Top Male Newcomer title at the Cross Country Dance Championships in Las Vegas, Spring 2010.