Board Members

Stephanie Schlueter

STEPHANIE SCHLUETER

President and Chairperson

Stephanie, certified in various types of dance including Ballroom, Swing, Hip-Hop and Belly Dancing, has also had extensive training in Ballet, Latin, Jazz and Modern dancing. She attended the National German Dance Council as well as the German Professional Dance Teacher Association, both of which she graduated Valedictorian from on full scholarships. Stephanie has competed at numerous levels both nationally and internationally, and was frequently named champion. Currently, she is ranked 16th on the World Ranking List for dancers. With so much dance experience, Stephanie only wished to share her passion with the rest of the world. Being the owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a great honor for Stephanie. She says that it is more than just a dance studio. It offers an environment for learning, fun and excitement and an opportunity to share her passion for dancing with others. Stephanie explains, "One of the best parts of dancing is meeting new people and making new friends."

 

Mark Adler

MARK ADLER

President and Chairperson

Mark Adler is the owner of the Sugarland and Woodlands Studio, along with Stephanie. Even though he is a business major, Mark is equivalently a phenomenal dancer. He began with the Latin styles and has been extensively training in the Smooth styles for the last ten years. Owning their own dance studio is a lifetime dream-come-true for Stephanie and Mark. Their Woodlands studio is the 7th largest Fred Astaire Dance Studio in the U.S. and the largest dance studio in the Houston-area. Both his Sugarland and Woodlands studios are in the Top 20 Studios in the United States! That being said, Mark and Stephanie are known throughout Fred Astaire for both their dancing and business management. Mark says that owning a studio was one of his major goals, but he also aspires to own a studio that “provides the best customer service and quality of instruction.” He only continues to provide excellent customer service and share his “passion for the arts with students,” which is how he became involved in the Ballroom world in the first place. Mark is extremely proud of the successes of his students, and he will only continue to strive to create an atmosphere where everyone can grow to reach their full potential.

 

KELLY JONES

Treasurer

Kelly Jones is the Senior Finance Leader of General Electric and has worked with them for the last 27 years. General Electric is one of the largest companies in the world and has been in business since 1982. Ms. Jones’s education comes from her BA of Science in Business (Finance Major) graduating in 1991 and her Master’s in Business Administration (Management Major) graduating in 1998.


MIKE MOHRING

Michael Mohring is the Supervisor of Power Trading with Shell Energy in Brazil. His primary focus is management of the international energy training and support team. Mike has worked with Shell for the last 14 years, since 2004 and has only recently moved to Brazil to accept this position. Mr. Mohring’s education comes from his BA in International Business from Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Northeastern University from 1996- 2001. Mike loves this program because it teaches children culture. “Listening to music and dance are vital for the growth of children. Some don’t know that listening to music helps develop motor skills, while allowing them to practice their self- expression. Ballroom dancing offers so much more to children then just providing steps.”