Aaron comes to South Barrington with a vast knowledge of music and dance. Growing up he was involved in band, choir, and orchestra where he played the Clarinet and Violin. Aaron still loves playing his Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone! Not only is he very musically inclined but he has been dancing for over 10 years. He studied dance at the Missouri Valley College where he was on the Competitive Cheerleading Squad. Aaron was on Competitive Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary and Acro dance teams as well. He enjoyed being a student of dance so much, that he went on to teach dance to kids, as well coach ICE All Star Cheer. His favorite part of teaching is being able to take students on a journey that leads them to falling in love with dance. Aaron’s favorite dances are the Waltz and Tango, but he enjoys dancing both styles!
Alissa was born and raised in Hampshire, IL. She is very active and involved with her community. An animal lover, Alissa grew up around horses and worked as an Equine Specialist for Equine Assistant Psycho Therapy. Her Bachelors in Social Work provided her with the opportunity to council kids and families with the help of horses. She has been involved with dance since the age of 3 and has a wide background in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballroom, and Modern Dance. Not only does Alissa dance, but she is also a member of the theater community. She has been involved in over 30 theater productions, as a performer, and a choreographer. Alissa loves both Smooth and Rhythm dances but her all time favorite dance is the Swing!
Humble is a perfect work to describe Evgeniy. Though he is one of the most decorated dancers in our region, you will never imagine the types of titles he has acquired. One of them being part of the World’s Top Ten Dancers, which he achieved through the biggest dance competition and “The World’s First and Foremost Festival of Dancing”―Blackpool Dance Festival.He was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine and has studied many different styles of dance since the early age of 5. He ended up focusing on ballroom dancing and has become a two-time International Latin champion of his homeland. Looking for an opportunity to share his talents to the U.S., he moved to the country in January 2013 and began his official teaching career with Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios. While in the U.S., he has entered the Latin finals of The United States Dance Championships―America’s largest ballroom competition.
It is clear that he not only has a passion for dance, but shows true talent which is evident by his accomplishments. We here at South Barrington are absolutely thankful to have him part of our team and help us raise the bar for all of our current and newcomer students. If you have a goal in dance, you can be rest assured that Evgeniy will take you to your greatest heights!
Front Desk Executive
Kseniya was born in Russia and came here at the age of 1 with her parents. She still speaks, reads, and writes Russian fluently. Kseniya loves to travel and enjoys experimenting with different foods in the kitchen. She loves sports especially soccer and has been playing competitively since the age of 5. She is always the friendly “Hello” on the other end of the phone or behind the desk. She proudly upholds the studio motto “Yes is the answer, what is the question”. She loves being part of the Fred Astaire South Barrington family!
Training Director/Studio Owner
Kim is a Dyer, Indiana native. When asked what she loves most about teaching she says, “Introducing new clients to the exciting world of dancing!”
One thing most people do not know about Kim is that she has a pet turtle named “Marguerita.” Kim likes Country Music the most and her favorite dances are the West Coast Swing and the Tango
Training Director/Studio Owner
Bill hails from Chicago, Illinois. His competition styles were Pro/Am and Professional American Smooth, Rhythm and Theatre Arts. When asked what he loves most about teaching he says, “Watching the transformation from non-dancer to dancer.”
He says he admires his wife, Kim, the most because “through all the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, she has stood by me with love, bravery and confidence, which has given me confidence to move forward.”
One thing most people do not know about Bill, is he likes playing paintball. Bill enjoys smooth Jazz music and his favorite dance is the Foxtrot.