Fedor Nedotko was one of the first professional dancers in East European region to promote jazz dance, swing dance, African dance and salsa in the early 2000s. Based in St. Petersburg, Fedor remains one of the most influential instructors in Russia and its neighbour countries. He is a founder of Casa Latina dance club, where he has educated several generations of swing and salsa dancers, applying his fundamental approach of the African rooted nature of these major American social dance styles.
Fedor has started dancing as a ballroom dancer in his native city, Cherepovets, Russia, in 1990s, since 1998 Fedor has been living and working actively in St. Petersburg, two years after he discovered a world of social dance, traveling abroad and taking classes of its native Masters.
"For me, jazz is not an abstract music, it is, first of all, a dancing mood, a state of emotional excitement. I don't follow any particular swingdance styles as all of them create unique swingdance world. I consider musicality, comfort, freedom and partnering to be the most important in dancing."