Marina and Vadim Kolpakov Duo

The Duo of Marina and Vadim is a professional music and dance duet which represents Romany (Gypsy) performing arts, including Flamenco from Spain, Gypsy Jazz from France, Eastern European and Russian-Gypsy music and dance. They perform all over the U.S., as well as overseas at concerts, festivals, and private events. Vadim’s repertoire also includes Pop, jazz, classical, Latin and other World music. The audience is always excited when the Duo performs at any event.

Romany music is known around the world as Gypsy music, and Vadim Kolpakov, who is one of the most prominent Russian-Romany (Gypsy) seven-string guitar virtuosos in the world, as well as a dancer and vocalist, represents this culture around the globe. A graduate of the Ro­many performing arts school, Gilori, Vadim studied guitar with his uncle and mentor, Alexander Kol­pakov, in Moscow. At the age of 15, Vadim joined the Moscow Romen Gypsy Theater as a guitarist, vocalist, dancer and dramatic actor. Since then, Vadim has performed extensively in Russia and abroad; he has given concerts in Carnegie Hall (New York City) as well as in the Kremlin (Moscow). He has partici­pated in numerous musical projects on Russian, Canadian, European and American television and radio and was an artist-in-residence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2006-2007. In 2008-2009, Vadim Kolpakov went on tour with Madonna as a performer in her “Sticky & Sweet” world tour. He is the founder and artistic director of the U.S.-based ensemble Via Romen and a member of the Kolpakov Trio (Russia), and also performs as a special guest with various U.S. artists and bands. For more information, please visit

Marina Kolpakova is a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, originally from Estonia. Marina specializes in Flamenco, Latin, and Russian-Romany (Gypsy) dances. She has performed in many countries, such as Russia, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Canada, and the U.S. Since moving to the US she has taught and performed with the Carolinas Latin Dance Company, participated with the Charlotte Salsa Dance Company and Argentinean Tango Society, and created choreographies for companies such as Opera Carolina and others. Currently, Marina performs with the U.S.-based ensemble Via Romen and teaches in her private studio in Charlotte, NC. For more information about Marina and Via Romen, please visit


TV Interview with Marina & Vadim



Marina and Vadim









Performances of Marina and Vadim




Photo Album of Marina and Vadim Kolpakov

Photos by Stephanie Pulliam