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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. His accomplishments include 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.


Vladimir Karpov was born in Moscow, Russia and started dancing at the age of seven. Like many others, he began dancing 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.

Vladimir is a USA Dance national certified adjudicator (A+B+C+D+) and 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, 2-time World Cup Amateur Latin Champion, European Cup Amateur Latin Champion, Champion of the first World DanceSport Games in the Latin Division, and Professional as well as Amateur Russian National Champion.

Aside from Latin competitions, his passionate showdances have received world recognition and led to invitations to perform across the globe for both dance and non-dance audiences.

Vladimir 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, NY (USA), his couples, which include current USA Dance World Team Members, have become champions and finalists in various competitions throughout the country.



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