Instructors’ Biography

Carmel Dance Instructors
Our dance instructors are highly skilled and trained to help you learn. Hailing from around the world, our teachers are actively competing, award-winning professionals and gifted educators.

Many of our teachers have degrees in the fine arts and all have passed rigorous exams given by the Imperial Society of the Teachers of Dance and the Fred Astaire Curriculum Certification.

To find out more about an instructor and to view their performance videos, please click on the images below:



Studio Management


Fred Astaire Studio Director/Dance Instructor: Dan RutherfordFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Nicole CarrollFred Astaire Studio Manager/Dance Instructor: Lindsey Rutherford



Dance Instructors


Fred Astaire Dance Instructor: Jonah SchneiderFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Kseniia TashkinovaFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Nicole Carroll

Fred Astaire Dance Instructor: Stas Morozov