was born in Moscow, Russia in 1956. He was introduced to the art of pantomime at the age of 12. He grew up studying and performing with various groups in Russia. In 1981 he immigrated to the United States where he continued to perform with the Royal Mime Co. in Boston, The Peter Abbott Mime Circus and the Studio 33 Mime Ensemble. During the summers of 1982-83 he completed master classes with Marcel Marceau in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After he performed at First Night, Newport 2007, Vlad joined the Bit Players. His high paced energy and ability to use his entire body to tell a story brings a talent to the Bit Players that can not be matched. Vlad is a diverse and dynamic performer who is often the crowd’s favorite at any Bit show. Whether performing with the Bits or showcasing his talents in his one-man show, Vlad never fails to entertain.