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FADS Dance Board Member Vladimir Kosarev

Vladimir Kosarev

  • International Dance Council Member
  • Studio Owner
  • Studio Manager
  • With Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2000


Vladimir Kosarev, originally From Perm, Russia, began his dancing career when he was just six years old. At age seven, he became the 10-Dance Youth Champion in his home town, where ballroom dancing was very competitive with over 30 studios. By 1996, he was representing Russia in the European Championship and became a Youth European Latin Semi-Finalist. Vladimir loved ballroom so much that he began teaching ballroom dance at age 14. This would lead him to a very successful career as a professional dancer and instructor. At age 22, he decided to move to America where he joined the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Rochester, NY, which is where he met his beautiful dance partner and wife, Vera Kosarev. They fell in love with the American Style and began their competitive career. Currently, Vladimir owns and operates a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Coral Gables, Florida with his wife and partner, Vera 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
  • Youth 10-Dance Champion
  • European Latin Semi-Finalist in Alasio in Jrs
  • United States 10-Dance Finalist
  • Vladimir & Vera 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
  • International Latin
  • International Standard
  • Choreography
  • Competitor Development

Vladimir 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.