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.
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.