Gabriela is the Owner, Manager and Dance Director of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Morristown, New Jersey. She started dancing and competing in Ballroom at the age of 10 in her native Bulgaria, where she won the National Open International Standard title and represented her country in the World Cup Championships in Vienna, Austria. After deciding to follow her dream and move to the United States in 1998, she joined the Fred Astaire family to continue her professional dancing in International Standard. In 2010, she added American Smooth to her repertoire. Over the last 2 decades with the Fred Astaire organization, Gabriela has achieved many accolades. Most recently has been an undefeated Fred Astaire Open International Standard Champion, 2-time Fred Astaire Open American Smooth Runner Up, 3-time NJ Manager of the Year, 3-time Top NJ Studio of the Year, and has been featured on the Fred Astaire Dance Studios’ International Standard syllabus videos. With much success in the dance business, Gaby currently enjoys traveling the country choreographing, adjudicating, training and coaching many of the national Amateur, Pro/Am and top Professional competitors. Gabriela’s passion lies in mentoring, inspiring, and motivating all those with whom she comes in contact.
7-time Fred Astaire Open International Ballroom Champion
United States Classic Show Dance Runner-Up
World Cup Open International Ballroom Runner-Up