Born in Russia, Vlad trained at the Ballet Academy (Vaganova System) and Rimski-Corsakoff Conservatory with a major in choreography. During this time, he received full training in Musicology/Music History, Composition, Music Theory and piano (certified musician).
Prior to opening VDC, Vlad was on the dance faculty at various professional schools such as Randolph School of the Arts, Sheridan College and Dance Teq, which is located within the National Ballet of Canada.
Over the years Vlad has become known for his innovative choreography and emotional story-telling through dance. He is frequently invited to guest teach at various workshops in the U.S. and Canada and to create choreography for professional dance companies and film. The short dance film “In a Moment”, directed and produced by Kuperman Brothers (both graduates of Vlad’s Dance Company) is currently being shown at film festivals in North America and Europe.
In 2010 Vlad launched “Bridge to Artists”, a contemporary dance program that provides dancers with a professional company experience.