Dance Accompanist. Vladimir Kalmsky was born in Russia and studied music at The Moscow State Conservatory. He has a degree in performance, theory, history and composition. Upon arriving to the USA he began to work at the Flint School of Performing Arts and later at the Oakland University as accompanist for ballet, modern and tap classes. He has also played for numerous ballet companies including American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey and Complexions.