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Sevrin Shapiachan

Owner

Originally from Poland, Sevrin has over 20 years of competitive ballroom dance experience. He is the 10 Dance Champion and has participated in over 300 dance competitions around the world.

As the instructor who taught stars like Kirstie Alley in preparation for Dancing With the Stars and Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, Sevrin is renowned in both the international and American styles. He has been dancing and competing in the International Standard and Latin divisions since the age of ten.

After moving to the US, he taught and competed in both American Smooth and American Rhythm, becoming Arthur Murray World Future and Rising Stars Rhythm Champion.

Not only does his dancing get the attention of both students and judges, he has a personality that will keep you laughing while you learn. His ability to teach the hardest patterns and techniques in a simple way has his students always coming back for more.

He teaches from beginner to advanced levels, and specializes in competitive dancing for amateur women, making them look sexy and confident on the dance floor. In addition to his dancing and teaching background, Sevrin has the rare quality of choreographing show routines for his students that let his student’s style, personality, and skill shine.

All of our dance instructors are highly skilled and trained to help you learn in our invigorating dance studio. Hailing from around the world, our teachers are award-winning professionals and gifted educators, many of whom are still active in competitive dance themselves. Most of our teachers have passed rigorous exams given by the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dance as well as the Fred Astaire Curriculum certification.

Susannah Moss

Studio Director/Instructor

Originally from London, Susannah has over 10 years of dance experience. Susannah has previously taught at Fred Astaire in Knoxville, TN where she won several titles. Now we’re lucky to have her experience at Fred Astaire Reston/Herndon.

Susannah specializes in dance lessons for beginners. When she teaches she will make you feel comfortable, enable you to make quick progress thanks to her teaching style, and above all, have fun.

Susannah also loves to help engaged couples design their perfect first dance. From beginner basics to more in-depth choreography, Susannah will have you laughing, dancing, and coming back for more.

Nathan Trexler

Instructor

Born in Hawaii, Nathan grew up in Sterling, VA. He attended Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA as a Musical Theatre Major, where he also began ballroom dancing in 2011.

After dancing as a student for two years, Nathan trained and began teaching in Williamsburg in 2013.

Since beginning his career as a professional dance instructor, Nathan has participated in multiple charity events like Dancing with the Williamsburg Stars, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Literacy For Life, Starlets of Dance, and Beyond Boobs — a charity which provides support and education for breast cancer survivors.

He has competed in the American Rhythm category as a professional, and in American Rhythm and American Smooth with some of his students. His energy instantly puts a smile on the faces of those dancing with or around him.

Nathan is very excited to be a part of the team at Fred Astaire Reston, and the looks forward to beginning a new chapter of dancing and teaching in his life.

Lauren Fealtman

Lauren Fealtman

Instructor

Born in Pennsylvania, Lauren grew up dancing and never fearing the stage. Her childhood years were spent in tap shoes and jazz shoes, on stage at talent shows and musicals. Thanks to a “gym credit” in college, she found her way to partner dancing and hasn’t looked back since.

Having taught at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Lemoyne, PA and Tyson’s Corner, VA (where she received several top teacher awards at Freestyle Pro-Am events) Lauren brings more than eight years of teaching experience to Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Lauren has competed professionally in American Rhythm, and hopes to cross the Pro American Smooth category off her bucket list soon!

Teaching students takes time, patience, and passion – and that shows in Lauren’s teaching style no matter the age of the student. The journey of learning how to dance is different for everyone, so whether you’re learning your first dance, or you want to stand out on the dance floor, Lauren will personalize your dance lessons to help you reach your goals.

Lauren is extremely excited to become part of the team at Fred Astaire Reston and hopes to find her new groove in the dancing industry while sharing her love of music and dance with everyone.

Jonathon Evans

Jonathan Evans

Instructor

From Panama City, Florida, Jonathan started his ballroom venture as a part of a studio franchise in 2007.
He is the first one to admit how ballroom dancing has helped him grow and become a better person. He finds teaching to be a very rewardable experience because he enjoys seeing how dancing touches people’s lives. He loves the way people change as they develop new dance skills and helping people is one of the biggest reasons he loves teaching.

Jonathan has trained with many of the country’s top coaches and dancing stars such as Tony Dovolani, Lacey Schwimmer, Tristan McManus, Tommie and Joe Trovato, Luann Pullium and Alec Mazo. Developed choreography for local theater presentations such as Man of La Mancha and was a featured dancer in David Winters’ movie production, East Side Story.