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[2017/18] Senior Ice Dance of the Grand Prix circuit

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Tally so far

 

Ice Dance
  1. Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON (FRA) 30
  2. Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR (CAN) 30
  3. Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES (USA) 26
  4. Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE (USA) 24
  5. Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV (RUS) 24
  6. Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE (CAN) 22
  7. Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN (RUS) 22
  8. Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI (USA) 15
  9. Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI (ITA) 14
  10. Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE (ITA) 11
  11. Victoria SINITSINA / Nikita KATSALAPOV (RUS) 9
  12. Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER (CAN) 9
  13. Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER (USA) 9
  14. Tiffani ZAGORSKI / Jonathan GUERREIRO (RUS) 9

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Next up, the sixth and last event before the Grand Prix Final: Skate America!

 

Country Entries
Canada

Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier

China

Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu

Israel

Isabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko

Italy

Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte

Japan Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed
Russia Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov
Tiffani Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro
United States Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker                      
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons

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Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier (Canada)

 

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Piper Gilles used to compete for the United States but switched to Canada to partner with Paul Poirier. They won 3rd at this year's Autumn Classic International. Piper has an older brother who competes in Ice Dance and a twin sister who competes in singles, and Paul has siblings who play hockey.

 

Short Dance:

Bossa Cubana

Gopher Mambo

 

Free Dance:

"Stolen Hearts," the theme from Perry Mason by Fred Steiner

Smokey Sax

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
Cup of Russia 4th

 

Last season's results:

Competition Placement
World Championships 8th
Four Continents 6th
Skate Canada 3rd
Trophée de France 3rd

 


 

Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu (China)

 

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Shiyue and Xinyu are this year's Asian Winter Games champions and Cup of Nice silver medalists. They also placed 7th at this year's Finlandia Trophy. Shiyue started skating when she was 6 and Xinyu started skating at 4 years old. They began training together in 2013 and represented China at Worlds last year, where they placed high enough to quality one dance team to the Pyeongchang Olympics. They then represented China at the World Team Trophy shortly afterwards. Shiyue and Xinyu's choreographers include Pasquale Camerlengo and Anjelika Krylova.

 

Short Dance:

Rhumba: Despacito

 

Free Dance:

Over My Shoulder
Happy Ending

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
Cup of China 6th

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
Worlds 16th
Four Continents 7th
Cup of China 6th
Skate Canada 9th

 


 

Isabella Tobias / Ilia Tkachenko (Israel)

 

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Isabella used to compete for Georgia and Lithuania. She also danced for seven years with the American School of Ballet. Ilia used to compete for Russia. They teamed up in 2014 to compete for Israel. Isabella represented Lithuania with partner Deividas Stagniūnas in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics, where she placed 17th. With her old partner, they also won a bronze medal at Skate America in 2011. In 2017, Isabella got married to Samuel Lites, who plays hockey for the NHL Detroit Red Wings. With his old partner Ekaterina Riazanova, Ilia won silver at the 2010 Trophée Eric Bompard and bronze at 2012 Skate Canada. 

 

Short Dance:

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
She Will Be Loved by Rhythms Delmundo
Fire Ball by Pitbull

 

Free Dance:

Samson et Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
World Championships 12th
Europeans 4th

 


 

Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte (Italy)

 

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Anna and Luca are the 2014 World Champions, only the second team from Italy to win the World Championships in ice dance. In the same year, they also won the European Championships. They also competed at Worlds seven other times and won three more silver medals at Europeans and one bronze. In 2015, Cappellini married pair skater Ondrej Hotarek, who skates with Valentina Marchei. Anna and Luca competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics for Italy, placing 6th. They are the six-time reigning Italian national champions. They are also this year's Minsk Arena Ice Star champions.

 

Short Dance:

Kaboom performed by Ursula 1000
Skip to the Bip performed by Club des Belugas
1008 Samba

 

Free Dance:

La Vita e Bella (soundtrack) by Nicola Piovani

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
NHK Trophy 3rd

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
World Championships 6th
Europeans 2nd
NHK Trophy 3rd
Skate Canada 4th
 

 

Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed (Japan)

 

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Kana and Chris are the 2016 and 2017 Japanese national champions. They are also the 2017 Asian Winter Games silver medalists. Kana started skating in 1998 and competed in singles up throughout the 2013-2014 season before switching to ice dance. As a singles skater, she won the silver medal at the 2011 Triglav Trophy. Chris used to compete in ice dance with his sister Cathy Reed, and they were seven-time Japanese national champions. Chris also competed with Cathy for Japan at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, placing 17th, and the 2014 Sochi Olympics, placing 21st. Kana and Chris teamed up in 2015 and train in Michigan with coaches Marina Zueva, Oleg Epstein, and Massimo Scali. They competed at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy and won the silver medal, securing a spot for at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and a tentative spot for Japan in the Team Event. They also won the bronze medal at this year's US Classic International.

 

Short Dance:

Cha Cha: I Like It Like That by Pete Rodriguez
Rhumba: Mondo Bongo by Joe Strummer
Samba: Batucada de Sambrasil by Estudios Talkback

 

Free Dance:

The Last Emperor (soundtrack) by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence by Ruyichi Sakamoto

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
NHK Trophy 9th

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
World Championships 23th
Four Continents 9th
Skate Canada 4th
 

 

Victoria Sinitsina / Nikita Katsalapov (Russia)

 

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With former partner Ruslan Zhiganshin, Victoria was the 2012 World Junior Champion. With former partner Elena Ilinykh, Nikita was the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist and Olympic gold medallist in the team event. Victoria and Nikita teamed up in 2014, and their former partners teamed up as well. Victoria's father and aunt both competed as gymnasts. Nikita started off skating in men's singles, but struggled with jumps and turned to ice dance. Victoria and Nikita are the reigning Russian Championships bronze medalists. They are also this year's Minsk Arena Ice Star bronze medalists.

 

Free Dance:

Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
NHK Trophy 4th

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
World Championships 10th
NHK Trophy 5th
Cup of China 4th

 


 

Tiffany Zagorski / Jonathan Guerreiro (Russia)

 

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Jonathan is a two-time World Junior medalist with his former partners Ekaterina Riazanova and Ekaterina Pushkash. Tiffany is originally British and first moved to France to skate for France before teaming up with Jonathan and moving to Russia to skate for Russia. She received Russian citizenship in 2015. In 2012, Tiffany acted in a French comedy detective film as a "Je fais le mort" in the role of a figure skater. Jonathan was born in Austrlia, and his mother once competed in Ice Dance for the Soviet Union. They were once coached by Alexander Zhulin, but switched coaches in May 2017 to Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva. They placed 2nd at this year's Ice Star in Minsk, Belarus.

 

Short Dance:

Samba: Hip Hip Chin Chin performed by Club des Belugas 
Rhumba: Volveras performed by Gloria Estefan
Samba: Batucada Brasiliera performed by Samba Brazilian Batucada Band

 

Free Dance:

Exogenesis Symphony Part III by Muse
Exogenesis Symphony Part II by Muse
Ruled by Secrecy by Muse

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
Cup of China 4th

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
Cup of Russia 5th

 


 

 

Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (United States)

 

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Kaitlin and Jean-Luc are the 2014 World Junior Champions and the 2013 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalists. Kaitlin also has two brothers who play hockey. They teamed together in 2012 after both Jean-Luc and Kaitlin first competed in singles. Jean-Luc is also interested in martial arts and has a black belt in taekwondo. In 2015, Jean-Luc suffered a concussion after Kaitlin accidentally hit him with her swinging arm and was off the ice for two weeks. Jean-Luc's mother competed in ice dance at the Olympics representing Great Britain, and his father competed in pairs internationally. They are this year's US Classic International silver medalists.

 

Short Dance:

Samba: Get Busy by Sean Paul

Rhumba: Soha Mil Paso by Isabelle & Felicien

Samba: Fire Ball by Pitbull

 

Free Dance:

Liebestraum arranged by Maxime Rodriguez

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
Skate Canada 4th

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
Skate Canada 6th
NHK Trophy 4th

 


 

Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani (United States)

 

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Maia and Alex Shibutani are three-time World medalists (silver in 2016, bronze in 2011 and 2017). They are also the 2016 Four Continents champions and four-time Grand Prix series champions. They are also the 2016 and 2017 U.S. national champions. They competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics and placed 9th. They are coached by Marina Zueva and her group in Canton, Michigan. The siblings enjoy taking part in choreographing their own programs and regularly blog/vlog for the USFS. They won the only medal for the United States at the 2017 World Championships.

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
Cup of Russia 1st

 

Last Season's Results:

Competition Placement
World Championships 3rd
Four Continents 2nd
Grand Prix Final 3rd
Skate America 1st
Cup of China 1st

 


 

Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons (United States)

 

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The Parsons swept the junior circuit last year and are the reigning World Junior champions and Junior Grand Prix Final champions. They also won gold at four Junior Grand Prix events and six other Junior Grand Prix circuit medals in total. They are this year's Ondrej Nepela Trophy silver medalists. Rachel teamed up with her older brother Michael in 2010. This is their first year on the senior circuit.

 

Short Dance:

Rhumba: Mambo Molly by Mambo Molly 
Slow Rhumba: Everybody'S Got To Learn Sometime by Zuchero
Mambo: Congo Crazed by Mambo Molly

 

Free Dance:

Ghost Dances:
La Partida by Victor Jara
Sikuriadas by Inti Illimani 
Quiaquenpita by Inti Illimani

 

This season's results:

Competition Placement
Cup of Russia 7th

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