Sevrin Shapiachan


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


She and her Co-owner Sevrin, opened the Fred Astaire Studio together after having worked on several dance projects together. Originally from London England, Susannah has over 15 years of dance experience. Having moved to the USA in 2000 where she started her journey in Ballroom Dance, she taught at Fred Astaire in Knoxville, TN where she won several Pro-Am titles with her students and competed in American Rhythm & Smooth. She also performs many Theater Arts routines and is knowledgeable on lifts and theatrical dance. She continues to compete on a regular basis with her students and spearheads many large-scale events such as Dancing with the stars DC & Dancing with the Services, as well as local dance events and studio trips.

Susannah specializes in dance lessons for beginners and wedding couples.  She teaches with extreme confidence, knowledge, and passion. She will make you feel comfortable while enabling you to make quick progress thanks to her teaching style. But above all, you are guaranteed to have fun and be dancing before you know it.

Nathan Trexler

Dance 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.

Rebecca Bitter

Dance Instructor

Bio coming soon….