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FADS Dance Board Member Vera Kosarev

Vera Kosarev

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • Studio Manager
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 1998


Vera started dancing at a very young age. By six, she was already competing in her home town of Nizhny Nogorod, Russia. At age eight, Vera and her family immigrated to the United States. At 12, she found a Fred Astaire Dance Studio that had just opened in Rochester, NY; that is where she would later meet her husband and dance partner, Vladimir Kosarev. The two of them fell in love with the American Style of ballroom dance and began their competitive career. Parallel to dancing, Vera also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Major in International Business, a Co-major in Marketing, and a Minor in Communications. Currently, Vera owns and operates a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Coral Gables, Florida with her husband and partner Vladimir Kosarev.


  • United States National 9-Dance Finalist
  • Fred Astaire World Champion
  • 2-Time National Fred Astaire Champion
  • 2-Time World Masters Smooth Champion
  • Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Runner-Up
  • Ontario Canadian Smooth Champion
  • Vera & Vladimir have also been included in many Finals, such as: Capital DanceSport Championship, Embassy Ball DanceSport Championship, Emerald Ball DanceSport Championship, Heritage Classic, Manhattan DanceSport Championship, United States National Championships


  • American Smooth
  • American Rhythm
  • Choreography
  • Competitor Development
  • Connection & Spacial Awareness

Vera Kosarev is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios International Dance Council, which oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional, National & International Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students. For more information on the Fred Astaire International Dance Council or any of its members, please contact us.