2024 Pro Dance Coaches

Vasiliy & Marina Vlasov

Vasiliy and Marina Vlasov believe that ballroom dancing affects the individual, physically, mentally and spiritually. This belief of caring for the whole person, along with providing an exceptional quality of dance instruction and training, led them to become owners of the Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Jacksonville and St. Augustine.Their expertise in the dancing profession began prior to their 2000 arrival in the United States in Kaliningrad, Russia. Meeting as teenagers, Vasiliy and Marina began to build their passion and love for dancing. They competed successfully as amateurs and professionals through out Russia and Europe while receiving degrees in mechanical engineering and working in this field for over ten years. Deciding to follow their ultimate desire for dancing, their passion led them to establish a 300 student ballroom dancing school for children and youth, teaching and training at a level that has resulted in many of their students becoming champions in countries around the world. Vasiliy and Marina are sought after throughout the United States for their Instructional technique, training and coaching skills as adjudicators at both amateur and professional levels. They both hold Arthur Murray Verified Professional Examiner certification in American and International styles of dancing. They are also certified adjudicators with the National Dance Council of America (NDCA). They provide exceptional training to their teaching staff in order to give excellent service to each student that becomes a part of their dancing family.

Misha Vlasov

Misha Vlasov has been dancing and competing in International Latin and Standard along with the American Smooth and Rhythm divisions for more than 20 years under the coaching of Marina and Vasiliy. He competes nationally throughout the United States with his students in the Pro-Am division, earning many prestigious titles. He is currently No. 1 in the nation in Pro/Am mambo and in Pro/Am Bronze International Latin with his students. In addition to ballroom dancing, Misha performed in the Jacksonville Florida Theatre in The Community Nutcracker Ballet and The Frog Prince Ballet. He has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Circue De La Symphony. Misha competed on the television show “America’s Got Talent” with his partner Quin Bommel Je last season.

Pavel “Pasha” Andreev

Pavel Andreev is originally from Russia, Pavel has been a Jacksonville resident since 2006. He began dancing at the age of 6, under the coaching of Vasiliy and Marina Vlasov. Pavel is trained in all International and American style dances. He has been competing and performing for over 20 years. He has found his true passion through dancing and competing in Ballroom Dancing. He also in constantly traveling and competing with his students in the Pro/Am division, and also lately has been competing, with wonderful results in the American Rhythm Professional division. When he dances, it is evident that he truly enjoys dancing!

Yulia Kulpin

Yulia started dancing at the age of 4 in Perm, Russia. Her mother owned a Ballroom Studio and taught her how to dance. Rumba and Foxtrot are her favorite because she is inspired by the music! As a competitive dancer, she competed in regional competitions in Latin and Standard styles. Yulia’s teaching career started at the age of 18. She coached students and professionals, leading them to many championship wins. She moved to United States a year ago to bring her passion of dance to our country.

Ilia Kulpin

Ilia was born in Russia and started dancing ballroom and Latin at the age of 8. Ilia is an international class dancer, a finalist of many European competitions, and a prize-winner of many regional competitions. He is also a knowledgeable teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience and has trained many European finalists in different age categories. Ilia moved with his wife and partner, Yulia, to the USA 3 years ago and is successfully teaching all dance styles at the Arthur Murray studio. Ilia and Yulia also became champions in Latin Dance among Arthur Murray studios in 2019. He also actively participates with his students in many regional competitions and they take excellent places and receive positive feedback from the judges.

Sam Pereira da Silva

Samuel Pereira da Silva was raised in Florida and surrounded by the Latin culture, Sam has always been exposed to the rhythmical sounds of the dance world. His own love for dance was truly born in the arts as he was first exposed through musical theater and quickly realized his affinity for expression in movement. The dance community quickly became a community where he found acceptance, purpose, and drive. He has been teaching dance for over 14 years, and through this, honed his skills to achieve the dance degree of a Certified Master Examiner in both the Smooth and Rhythm divisions. A renowned competitor in Open Professional American Rhythm, he has accomplished the title of Arthur Murray Rising Star Rhythm Champion and has been a finalist of Open Professional Rhythm Division for over 5 years, as well leading his students to winning titles in their own Pro/Am divisions. Sam loves dance, music, people, and teaching. All of which he does by developing his team as a co-Franchisee of two Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Central Florida. Changing the lives of the patrons in his schools, through his professional team of dancers and teachers, is the ultimate way he can give back to the community that took him in. This is his mission.

Roseanna George

Roseanna George, first began dancing at the age of 11 in Miami, FL where she studied the styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop. She took up ballroom dancing three years later, attending lessons alongside her parents for 3 more years before graduating highschool and moving to Jacksonville to attend college. While in college she learned the way of "Step" dancing and began teaching it at various schools in Duval County with "Step-In-School, Inc." In 2013, she returned to ballroom dancing beginning her career as an instructor. From 2019 – 2023, she taught at All About Ballroom, was studio manager as well as the junior program coordinator. She competed with her students in the Professional/Amateur division in the American style Rhythm and Smooth and taught and competed with them in International Latin and Standard styles as well. Currently, Roseanna, works for Arthur Murray Dance Centers in St. Augustine, FL as studio Manager and is the Assistant Choreographer for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. She competes around the world with her partner, Samuel Pereira da Silva, and is currently ranked 8th in the world in the Open Professional American Rhythm division for Arthur Murray. Over the last 10 years, she has also competed in the National Dance Council of American in both the Professional rising-star and Professional open divisions in the American Rhythm style of ballroom dancing.

2024 Pro Show Dancers

Vasiliy & Marina Vlasov, Pavel "Pasha" Andreev, Irina Babina, Roseanna George, Ilia Kulpin, Yulia Kulpin and Samuel Pereira da Silva.