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Vladimir Karpov

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Born: February 9, 1985
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Current location: Staten Island, New York (USA)
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Vladimir Karpov is a former Professional Ballroom dancer specializing in International Style Latin. One of the most accomplished athletes within the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), his accomplishments include but are not limited to becoming a WDSF World Latin Showdance Champion, a 2-time WDSF World Cup Amateur Latin Champion, and Champion of the first World DanceSport Games in the Latin Division.

Overview

Vladimir Karpov was born in Moscow, Russia on February 9, 1985 and began dancing at the age of seven. Like many others, Vladimir took interest in the venture because he liked a girl who took dance classes. Though the girl stopped dancing, Vladimir continued on a journey that shaped and continues to shape his life's career and pathway.

Vladimir is one of the most accomplished athletes within the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF). His competitive titles include but are not limited to becoming the World Latin Showdance Champion, a 2-time World Cup Amateur Latin Champion, Latin Champion of the first World DanceSport Games, as well as the Russian Latin National Champion in both the Professional and Amateur divisions.

Karpov's passionate showdances have received worldwide recognition and led to invitations to perform across the globe for both dance and non-dance audiences.

Career After Competition

Vladimir Karpov has become a highly sought after coach and choreographer in the United States after having relocated from Russia after the end of his competitive career. Based out of Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York (USA), his couples, which include current USA Dance World Team Members, have become champions and finalists in various competitions throughout the country.

Vladimir is currently a USA Dance Nationally Certified Adjudicator (A+B+C+D+) as well as a World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) "B" Licensed Adjudicator.

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