As head coach and owner of Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio, Vladev has trained numerous world-class acrobats while fostering an engaged and enthusiastic local acro community.
Since relocating from his native homeland of Bulgaria in 2004, Vladev has become one of the most visible ambassadors of the sport in the U.S. In addition to coaching multiple World Championships and World Age Group competitors, including 2021 women’s pair World silver medalists Emily Davis and Aubrey Rosilier and 2022 World Age Group bronze medalists Allyson Stone and Ayla Vargas, Vladev has championed the sport’s growth nationally as a volunteer committee member with USA Gymnastics’ Acrobatic Program and as a National Team coach and clinician.
He is widely regarded for his emphasis on fundamental skills and positive coaching style that prioritizes developing athletes as individuals in and out of the gym. He resides in Texas and is married with two children.