Vladislav is originally from Cheboksary Russia and began ballroom dancing at only ten years old. In 1992, he moved to St-Petersburg Russia and became a student at the St. Petersburg Humanitarian University, where he graduated with honors in 1996 with a degree in Professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Sport. That same year, he became a Ballroom Dance Sport Judge. Vlad also did his post-graduate degree from Lesgaft Academy of Sport in St. Petersburg. In 1992 he started dancing with Karina Moskaleva and they still continue their dance career together. After relocating to USA, Vlad began teaching at the East Side Manhattan NY Fred Astaire Dance Studio where he would stay until 2006 when he moved to Syracuse, NY and became an owner of Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio. In 2011, the Fred Astaire Corporate Office offered Vlad the opportunity to become the Regional Franchise Developer for Pennsylvania. In only one short year, Vlad helped to open a studio in Wayne, PA with plans to further expand and successfully develop ballroom dancing in throughout the state.