I always felt like 1 more season with Natalia and Genaddy would have done them so well. The outsourced choreography by patti Wilcox was a great idea as well. Its too bad that talent was incapable of blossoming because of the lack of money. Sure, technically they were inferior to Belbin and Agosto and Davis and white BUT performance wise they were really good.
I am glad though that all was not lost. It sounds like they love what they are doing and it also sounds like they are able to make a living for themselves doing it. Their commitment and love of their craft is being rewarded and that is just super!
Thanks for the interview link!
Here's the direct youtube link to the promo video of their upcoming show at ISCC in Simsbury, CT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51KBiafxtNA
2011 PROUD NATION
Friday April 8th, 2011 7:30pm
Tickets: On-Ice $35, Stadium $20
Gregory & Petukhov, US Olympians
Burns & Poe, 2010 Independent Artists of the Year
Stacey Carlson, Cirque du Soleil Star of DELIRIUM
Anti-Gravity, Fusion of Dance, Acrobatics, Olympians & X-Games Winners
Melanie Lambert & Fred Palascak, Professional Adagio Pairs Skaters & Stars of Reality TV
Hosted by Dorothy Hamill, Figure Skating Legend, Olympic & World Champion
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NBC Connecticticut story and video of Gregory/Petukhov's "Eduskate" program and their Friday evening "Proud Nation" show in Simsbury, CT: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/the-sc...119352724.html
ETA: Tweeted by @GregoryPetukhov yesterday:
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Great show tonight, though short. The kids from the program Fever on ice did several programs, fun.
Jeremy Abbot was there, with bleach blonde hair, did routine with hat.
Melanie and Fred did a cool program.
Melissa and Denis did 3 programs. Middle one, very futuristic to Carmina Burina with Gravity on Ice, including other skaters and two guys on these feet/leg things that they were able to acrobatics on the ice - way cool.
Sarah Hughes only came out at the end and spun around the ice.
Dorothy Hamill co-hosted, was very enthusiastic and did a Q&A with some of the young skaters. She was on skates, but only skated at the end.
Cool show, great price, good audience.