Vasilii Platonov was born and raised in Russia. He began his study of ballroom dancing at age 10 and attended Dance College to continue his dance training. Much of his youth was spent competing and performing in Russia, and many other countries, where he earned numerous national and international titles.
He also has a strong background as a performer in dance shows. From 2009 to 2011 he performed in “Burn The Floor”, the electrifying Latin and Ballroom spectacular at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, a show that is still running in many locations around the world. From 2011 to 2013 he worked at sea for Princess Cruise Lines in a show called “Broadway Ballroom.”
Vasilii joined the staff of Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Bardonia, NY in 2017 and found immediate teaching success. He is proud to have trained and been the professional partner of several winners of the areas’ “Dancing With The Stars” charity events.