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Meet Our Team

About our staff

Mrs Kate Oliphant

Owner/ Manager

Kate has been in the dance business for over 15 years & now is the owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studio London! She is an undefeated dance champion and spends a lot of time training staff in dancing as well as teaching.  With all the dance certifications, plus a Masters in Social Work and certification in the Process Communication Model, you are in one of the most progressive and successful learning environments in the world!
Mr. Ryan Henriquez

instructor and sales coach

Ryan has been on our team for 5 years and is one of the top teachers in Ontario!  As a patient, knowledgeable and driven person, but be careful, he loves his dad jokes.  He is a great at training and teaching both staff and students!  He is our idea guy and visionary!   He is incredibly hard working and all your goals are his goals!
Mr. Shaun Rollo

Instructor & dance coach

Shaun is new to London but not to Fred Astaire Dance Studio!  He taught and trained in Hamilton before he decided to become a Londoner!  Welcome Shaun!  He wears a few hats on our team - teacher, administrator, dance coach and he handles our enrolment registration process!  He also trains new staff joining our team!
Miss Ali Balfe


Ali is our only part-time employee.  But with her talents, we made an exception!  She is a vibrant, exciting, and passionate teacher but is still raising a couple of young children.  She is a top performer and will always make your dancing a very fun experience!  Ali is our Party host!
Miss Deb Moran


Deb is our Junioring specialist.  She works with young dancers that have never been comfortable on a dance floor.  She is wonderful at making every fear or hesitation melt away. She is passionate, determined, and always ready for a great time!
Mr. Jeff Fox

Visiting dance director

Jeff has danced for over 25 years and is an undefeated 10 dance champion!  He is also a very accomplished choreographer.  He works between Kitchener and London offering his insane skill set!  He is best known for his ability to make any dance movement into an amazing analogy! 
Mr. Jean Marc Genereux

International dance coach

If you have watched 'If You Think You Can Dance' Canada and America - this guy will look very familiar!  We knew him first, as he has been on our board for years!  He comes to visit a few times a year to train staff and students!
Miss Ines de La Roca

 dance instructor

Ines spent many years competing all around the world including the World's top Competition - Blackpool!  She is now working on her education at the University of Western Ontario and teaching a few hours a week in our studio!  She is incredibly accomplished at the International Style of dance.  
Mrs. Marcela Castelo Branco

Dance Instructor & Enrolment coordinator

Marcela is passionate about dancing and has been practicing different dances for two decades in Brazil.  Marcela is a dance instructor as well as our Enrolment Coordinator so she works at the front desk to attend to all students.   She loves to talk with students and hopes to serve them all the best way she can!
Mrs. Heather Trihn

CEO Officer

Heather has spent over 25 years being our CFO!  She is a passionate, dynamic, and encouraging person that will stop at nothing to make your day better!  She loves dancing and is proud to give us her financial skills!