Afton Fraser, born and raised in New York, is a former actress who has appeared in films and television. She developed a love for classic movies at a young age, which led to the publication of her first book "Hollywood Picks The Classics."
Her second book "Point To Happy" was a collaboration with her mother and sister for kids on the autism spectrum.
Afton lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her three sons Griffin, Holden and Leland. She hopes to channel her inner Ginger Rogers to raise money for a cause close to her heart. Her son Griffin is a child with autism, and Abilis provides services and support for those with special needs. Abilis works to create lives of joy and meaning for these vulnerable members of society.
Afton is paired with Fred Astaire Professional Elmar
Elmar began ballroom dancing in Germany at the age of 7, and through the years successfully competed in many Regional, National and International competitions. Upon completion of the extensive German training to become a certified dance instructor, he was immediately offered a position as Assistant Manager and Dance Instructor at one of the largest German dancing schools in Munich, Germany.
In January 2007, Elmar joined Fred Astaire Dance Studios as an owner and Director of the Brookfield, CT location and with the success of that studio He and his wife opened a second studio in Greenwich where he continues to pursue his passion for dancing. Under his direction and instruction, the Greenwich Fred Astaire Dance Studio's students and certified instructors have won top placements in competitions and enjoy the magic of dance.