Professor Popov
Professor Popov
Vital Statistics
Title Professor
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair color Gray
Other Statistics
Occupation Dance teacher
Affiliation Royal Preparatory Academy
Production Details
First appearance Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess
Played by Jim Cummings

Professor Popov is a dance teacher at Royal Preparatory Academy.



  • He has a Russian accent, although Popov's true heritage is unclear.
  • He looks similar to Sir Gilliam, the derby instructor at Royal Prep, which might explain why Jim Cummings was credited as Popov in "The Shy Princess" (season 1, episode 6), although Sir Gilliam didn't speak in that episode. Cummings was also credited as Popov in "Substitute Cedric", and while he didn't appear, Sir Gilliam did appear in the dance room, instead (although, this was a mistake, as he was already trapped in the clock tower at the time).