Meet our 2015 Professional Dancers!


Ilya Abdullin

Ilya Abdullin of Fred Astaire Dance Studio PrincetonIlya is originally from Russia, but moved to the United States to join Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton’s team of professional instructors in July 2014. He has participated in all types of local, national, and international events and competitions. Ilya studied at the academy of Culture and Arts in Russia and has a degree in choreography.


Samantha Kaiser

Samantha Kaiser of Fred Astarie Dance Studio PrincetonSamantha has been involved in dance and theater since the age of 6. After graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University she decided to pursue her dreams of being a professional dancer. Samantha is a ballroom dance instructor as well as the Director of the Young Dancers Program at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton.


Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez of Fred Astaire Dance Studio PrincetonBorn in Mexico, Juan immersed himself into the performing arts at a very early age. He has continued his extensive training in music and a variety of dance styles. With a strong background in Latin Social Dancing he has learned to excel in Ballroom, Hip Hop, Modern, and Latin Jazz.


Tara Barakov

Tara BarakovTara has 20 years of ballet training as well as experience in other styles such as modern, jazz, and hip hop. She joined the Fred Astaire Princeton team in 2010 and has since become an accomplished ballroom dancer placing in the finals of many local and national competitions with her husband Sasha. Tara is currently the Dance Director and Studio Manager at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton.

 



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