Three days after winning nationals, Kimberley and Cameron flew to San Jose, US, where they trained intensively for five weeks under Russian coaches Sergei Ponomarenko and his wife Marina Klimova, the three-time legendary Olympic dance champions.
Following this, they competed in their first international competition: the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Korea.
Despite being the most inexperienced couple — most nations would have chalked up several Junior Grand Prix competitions and Worlds attempts — they skated their personal best and exceeded all expectations, finishing 18 in the qualifying round.
Her ultimate goal is to represent Australia in the Olympics, Kimberley said. "I feel so lucky that we were able to participate in Junior Worlds.
‘‘It was such an overwhelming experience - we were always in a new environment, meeting new people, skating under new conditions, I just wanted to soak it all in!
‘‘ It was also a great opportunity to reflect on how far I’ve come, but how very, very far I’ve got to go.